Flight time per year varies a lot, military as well as civilian. My first year flying in the military was in Viet Nam and I got 1200 hours. That was a lot of flying but far, far, from the really high time folks. I got 800 hours second tour but only 3000 the other 18 years in the Army so you can see that there were years that time was hard to get (mid 70's fuel crisis etc). In the civilian side, the customer decides what he can afford to fly. The bottom line is everything. Some years at 600 hours and some at 300. EMS folks have a lot of wait time and some only get 200/year. You fly what you can get and be happy to fly!! Beats working for a living, right Buck?