The report, first obtained by the Army Times, concerns the final quarter of Fiscal Year 2019. It reveals the following numbers of pilot shortages:
With regard to the MH-60 Black Hawk category, the 160th SOAR’s Chief Warrant Officer 3 and Chief Warrant Officer 4 slots were manned at 43 percent and 83 percent respectively. The MH-60 is the Special Operations variant of the famous UH-60 Black Hawk, which is used by the conventional aviation units of the Army.
The A/MH-6 Little Bird fleet is faring better, with manning at 73 percent and 62 percent in the CW3 and CW4 positions respectively.