posted on Jul, 17 2019 @ 03:40 AM
The Navy is facing a $100M shortfall until the end of the Fiscal Year, so the leadership has once again decided that the best course of action is to
slash flight hours to East Coast units to cover it. For the next 11 weeks, non deployed P-8 units, support units such as VX-1, C-2 and C-12 units,
and search and rescue out of Key West will see a 10% reduction in flight hours. Units flying the MH-60R and S will see a 25% reduction.
Obviously something needs to be done to cover the shortfall, but we've seen in recent years what cutting flight hours does. Reducing already lowered
flight time is going to put more people in danger and risk more aircraft. There's no really good answer, but cutting flight hours is probably one of
the worst of bad choices.