Air Force 2019 budget will grow pilot training pipeline as service fights severe shortage

February 13, 2018 10:41 pm airforcetimes.com
Air Force 2019 budget will grow pilot training pipeline as service fights severe shortage

The Air Force’s proposed budget for fiscal 2019 will allow it to increase the number of new pilots it trains from 1,200 each year to 1,400, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said Tuesday. But the Air Force remains about 2,000 pilots short, and needs to continue working on retaining experienced pilots, Wilson said in a gaggle with reporters at the Pentagon. That means the shortfall remains about where it was…

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