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Navy slashes flight hours to cover shortfall

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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.

posted on Jul, 17 2019 @ 03:56 AM
Obviously they havent taken any notice of whats happening in Germany or worse,dont care

posted on Jul, 17 2019 @ 04:14 AM
a reply to: Blackfinger

What is happening in Germany?

posted on Jul, 17 2019 @ 04:18 AM
a reply to: AntonGonist

The German military is reported as essentially non mission capable due to low spending, parts shortages, and low flight time.
edit on 7/17/2019 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 17 2019 @ 05:51 AM
Eliminate wasteful spending before asking for more $.

Prioritize better, it flight time is your priority, budget differently in the future.

Stop whining about not having enough. Tge government is a huge waster of monetary resources.

posted on Jul, 17 2019 @ 06:03 AM
a reply to: Zaphod58
Hence an increase in accidents.

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