Say I turned around after four years and wanted to come back:
Instead of 3500 helicopter in the old HAA gig,
I could have 3000 helicopter and 3000 fixed-wing
Sure, that’s fewer helicopter hours, but it is also WAY more instrument hours. Sure, I’ll be short the hours required for a few helicopter jobs that I would otherwise be competitive for, but in trade a whole world of fixed-wing options will open up.
The more jobs for which you qualify, the easier it is to remain well employed