posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 01:43 PM
I am in the rotor community for the Navy. I fly in MH-60s, but have many friends that fly in 53s. I hope the Kilo version fixes a lot of problems
because that is a sh** aircraft. Their motto is "if it's not leaking, it's broke." I knew a few people (not very well, however) that died by balling
up the aircraft due to poor maintenance and system failures. One was in Virginia Beach.
Working where I am stationed now, I can tell you that the military has more money than they let on (at least on the navy side, and the marine corps is
part of the navy).
They just usually go with the typical save money by whatever means necessary. Cut corners, use less people and make them do more work, extend working
The 53 squadrons in the navy (there is only 2) have lost so many crewmen it's ridiculous. Most of them are quitting and changing rates, which goes to
show that people are terrified to fly in those death traps.