Damn I didn't mean to offend anyone. I thought you did not realize they weren't both active duty units. Anyways.
The point I'm trying to make is that you cannot predict how much you will fly especially by comparing communities. If you're trying to compare guard/reserve hours vs active duty, or one airframe vs another, or one unit vs another, you're never going to get an accurate estimate. Two years ago my old unit only flew when there were missions. This year, guys are sitting because they are breaking 100 hours in a month (doing continuation training!) and even then the unit is struggling to hit the target hours simply because there are not enough pilots.
Yeah a Reserve unit might out-fly an Active unit this year. But next year when that Active Battalion heads to Afghanistan or Korea they might triple their flight hours, or not. An Apache pilot might fill up a logbook at NTC, or they may sit through a rotation with broken aircraft and a ground unit that doesn't like them.
The pot of money is constantly changing, maintenance status is constantly changing, leadership, IPs, PCs, AMCs, missions, etc. are always changing.
Edited by SBuzzkill, 17 July 2018 - 15:53.