Posted on Sep 18, 2018
LTJG Student Naval Aviator (Sna)
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Aside from the obvious like that the apache has more guns and stuff, what lesser known benefits are there for each platform?
For example I've heard apache pilots rarely build any instrument time past flight school. Also heard there are no slots for them in the 160th.

What other benefits are there to being a pilot in each airframe?
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AH-64D models literally can't fly instrument rules. So they don't build any time. AH-64E models can, so I assume they stay current. Your model depends on what the Army needs while you're in flight school.

UH-60s absolutely have the widest range of duty stations. I saw a guy get Egypt as his first duty station with UH-60s, and I didn't even know we had a permanent presence there. In addition Blackhawks can go to Hondouras, Japan, Germany, basically if the Army has a presence there, odds are there are a few Hawks also to support them.

CH-47s....I mean if you like flying fast, and large that's your airframe. It's always in extremely high demand due to the low number of them and the high amount they can carry.
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SGM Bill Frazer
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That's like asking why their are different air frames in the USN- They are built for different purposes. You show me an Apache pilot low on instrument time and I will show you a dead pilot.
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