The TF-160 Littlebird pilots are the best I've ever seen. I think it's generally accepted that they're the hottest helo pilots going. I've spent a ton of time working from them. I have great appreciation and respect for the men who make war with their littlebirds.
There are some very impressive stories I could tell about their skills and dedication...just not here.
I've been in 4 major helo crash/incidents over the years. None of those involved the littlebirds, even though I spent more time on them than all the others combined.
Those guys will crash their birds, over-torque engines, etc. to get operators out of a bad spot. That's why we go in after them, no matter what, if they go down. They're true Warrior brothers.