It’s been a few years since I’ve last flown. Prolly won’t have the need or the requirement to do it anymore, but like you, I remember many lives lost everytime I’m around or see these things. My first ride was in the late 60’s, so I’ve dodged a lot of chances to go down.
I flew Hueys in Vietnam 1971-72. Stayed on flight status in reserves until 1986. Came back as a ground warrant in 1994. Retired last year. My wife is a CW5, outranks me. Now we’re both retired. Life is good.