09 Nov '17, 11pm

Air Force leaders: 'We're going to break the force'

Air Force leaders: 'We're going to break the force'

Dramatically increasing retention bonuses to try to convince pilots not to leave for lucrative commercial airline jobs.’ Receiving permission from the White House to bring back more retired pilots, some of whom will serve as instructor pilots. Adding more support staff to take over administrative duties that were keeping pilots out of cockpits. Working to increase the training pipeline. The Air Force now produces 1,200 new pilots each year and is working to get that up to 1,400, although officials say it needs to hit 1,600 to keep up with the pilot exodus.

Full article: https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2017/11...

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