As a former Helo Aircrew SAR swimmer (before I went to BUD/S) I recognize the importance of the Navy’s helo support mission with regards to over water flights.  TF 160 is bad ass, but Navy pilots are used to flying in adverse maritime conditions and that’s an important skill, especially when supporting the SEAL mission.  Aviation plays a huge role in the SOF mission, so expect to see more on SOF aviation in the future.  Me and the guys are working on building out a special SOF aviation nav feature. More to follow.

Brandon out.

Brandon is a former Navy SEAL, author of The Red Circle and host of’s Kit Up. Click these links to follow Brandon on Twitter and his Facebook page for the latest intel.