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Helicopter pilots were conspicuously absent—again—from the fiscal year-95 flag selection list. Just what does it take to make flag rank these days?
I’ve heard all the numbers: “Half of naval aviation is helicopters, so why aren’t half of the aviator admirals helo pilots?” For starters, “half’ of naval aviation is not helos, and the Navy doesn’t promote by quotas. Here are the real numbers: