The U.S. Army has fielded the 250th UH-72A Lakota helicopter delivered to Army and National Guard units by EADS North America since 2006. The combined Lakota fleet's operations have now exceeded 150,000 flight hours, while maintaining greater than 90 percent availability. The Lakota is the Army's newest helicopter.
But RAF Will Reportedly Waive The Fee 'In The Interest Of The Nation'
Prince William plans to hang up his flight helmet following his current tour of duty at RAF Vally in Anglesey, North Wales. Because of the contract he signed when he entered training to be a helicopter pilot, he would normally owe the government the equivalent of $609,360 for the early retirement.