Tag: fighter pilot community

USMC aviators are flying more than USAF pilots
The Marines have steadily been pushing to increase flight hours and to get more aircraft and pilots in the air Although both the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and U.S. Air Force (USAF) are facing pilot shortages and aircraft readiness problems that have left a large number of aircraft grounded, according Marine Corps Times the USMC aviators have increased their monthly...
President Trump signs order allowing USAF to recall 1,000 retired pilots back to active duty
The U.S. military has said earlier that the USAF is lacking 1,500 pilots U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Oct. 20 that will allow the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to recall as many as 1,000 retired pilots back to active duty. As reported by The Hill, the White House announced that Trump would use powers under the National...
The past 25 years of continuous combat operations has taken a toll on the Air Force fighter community: compounding the problem since FY14, losses of fighter pilots have exceeded the Air Force’s annual production capacity As explained by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes, 99th Air Base Wing in his article Air Force faces fighter pilot shortage, at the end of...

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