Aviation Safety Archive

  • Visitors to the Naval Safety Center (NAVSAFECEN) website will soon notice some improved changes requiring a common access card (CAC) to access certain aspects of the command’s site. The new SharePoint site will provide a secure platform where safety professionals can find current and relevant information about the safety community including […]

    Safety Center Website Offers New Levels of Security

    Visitors to the Naval Safety Center (NAVSAFECEN) website will soon notice some improved changes requiring a common access card (CAC) to access certain aspects of the command’s site. The new SharePoint site will provide a secure platform where safety professionals can find current and relevant information about the safety community including […]

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  • Compiled by the 360°SAFE Staff Seven years ago, the Department of the Navy released via an all-Navy message the safety vision for 2009 and beyond. In the message, Navy commands were required to complete an annual self-assessment of their safety program. Commands conducting regular workplace inspections not only help their […]

    A Simple Measure To Detect Hazards

    Compiled by the 360°SAFE Staff Seven years ago, the Department of the Navy released via an all-Navy message the safety vision for 2009 and beyond. In the message, Navy commands were required to complete an annual self-assessment of their safety program. Commands conducting regular workplace inspections not only help their […]

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  • STORY BY LT NATHAN RICE, HSL-49 Things were smooth during the fourth month of my HSL-49 Helicopter Aircraft Commander (HAC) cruise. It was a 4th Fleet Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) deployment embarked in USS Gary (FFG 51), and the detachment was running astonishingly well. Our officer in charge (OIC) […]

    Not Seeing The Forest For The Trees

    STORY BY LT NATHAN RICE, HSL-49 Things were smooth during the fourth month of my HSL-49 Helicopter Aircraft Commander (HAC) cruise. It was a 4th Fleet Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) deployment embarked in USS Gary (FFG 51), and the detachment was running astonishingly well. Our officer in charge (OIC) […]

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  • STORY BY AD2(AW) ALVIN PRAKASH, VFA-195 As an aviation machinist’s mate and collateral duty inspector (CDI) for work center 110 (power plants), I had performed enough engine removals on the F/A-18 Super Hornet to feel very comfortable briefing and leading my team on what seemed to be a routine engine […]

    Overconfidence, Complacency and Checklist

    STORY BY AD2(AW) ALVIN PRAKASH, VFA-195 As an aviation machinist’s mate and collateral duty inspector (CDI) for work center 110 (power plants), I had performed enough engine removals on the F/A-18 Super Hornet to feel very comfortable briefing and leading my team on what seemed to be a routine engine […]

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  •   STORY BY LT KRISTI HANSEN, VFA-113 It was going to happen eventually. All good things come to an end, and my incredibly lucky run of avoiding display issues at the boat came to a screeching halt on a “pinky” cat shot two weeks into our composite training unit exercise […]

    An Uncomfortable Place

      STORY BY LT KRISTI HANSEN, VFA-113 It was going to happen eventually. All good things come to an end, and my incredibly lucky run of avoiding display issues at the boat came to a screeching halt on a “pinky” cat shot two weeks into our composite training unit exercise […]

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  • STORY BY LCDR ADAM GREEN, VAQ-133 Flying on the first day out of port is typically avoided for a whole host of reasons. However, after many days of transit and upon completion of our first port call of deployment on the lovely island of Guam we were eager to get […]

    No HYDS, No Problem

    STORY BY LCDR ADAM GREEN, VAQ-133 Flying on the first day out of port is typically avoided for a whole host of reasons. However, after many days of transit and upon completion of our first port call of deployment on the lovely island of Guam we were eager to get […]

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  • STORY BY LCDR C.J. Warren / Peer Reviewed by CAPT Billy Murphy Safety Center teams continually seek opportunities to predict and prevent potential mishaps Who doesn’t enjoy a good inspection? Last-second running around to update program binders that haven’t been referenced in years; vision statements, policies, and designation letters finally […]

    Predict And Prevent

    STORY BY LCDR C.J. Warren / Peer Reviewed by CAPT Billy Murphy Safety Center teams continually seek opportunities to predict and prevent potential mishaps Who doesn’t enjoy a good inspection? Last-second running around to update program binders that haven’t been referenced in years; vision statements, policies, and designation letters finally […]

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  • STORY BY SN MATEO DIAZ, VAW-116 Everyone has been lost at least once in their lives. For many of us, being lost usually happens while we’re driving. This typically only means that we’re getting to our destination a little later or perhaps having to stop and fire up our GPS […]

    Lost on the Runway

    STORY BY SN MATEO DIAZ, VAW-116 Everyone has been lost at least once in their lives. For many of us, being lost usually happens while we’re driving. This typically only means that we’re getting to our destination a little later or perhaps having to stop and fire up our GPS […]

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  • STORY BY LT JOHN LYLES, VFA-94 Single engine considerations are discussed in depth in the F/A-18 community. Around the boat we place emphasis on emergency catapult fly-away, emergency gear extensions, and single engine recovery procedures. Ashore, operating in the R-2508 of eastern California, the divert field is often predicated on whether […]

    Single Engine Considerations

    STORY BY LT JOHN LYLES, VFA-94 Single engine considerations are discussed in depth in the F/A-18 community. Around the boat we place emphasis on emergency catapult fly-away, emergency gear extensions, and single engine recovery procedures. Ashore, operating in the R-2508 of eastern California, the divert field is often predicated on whether […]

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