Army Pilots Are Flying Way Less, as Fatal Incidents Pile Up

The Idaho National Guard’s 1st of the 183rd Aviation Regiment conducted Operation Infinite Crisis training near Boise, Idaho.

Army helicopter pilots are flying significantly less than they were a decade ago, according to data reviewed by, as the service grapples with a string of recent deadly incidents. Since 2012, flight hours across the Army’s top three helicopter platforms have dipped dramatically. Flight time with the Apache has dropped about 50%; Chinook pilots […]