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The Air Force wants to fight its severe pilot shortage with a special career path for fliers

Posted On: Aug 10, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

The Air Force wants to fight its severe pilot shortage with a special career path for fliers

(US Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)
The head of Air Mobility Command says he keeps asking himself what he got the US Air Force into after working with the service to launch the Aviator Technical Track program.
But Gen. Carlton Everhart is betting that the experimental program will have more benefits than costs at a time when the service is dealing with a troubling pilot shortage. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: Watch the F-22 in action - the most dangerous jet fighter in the US Air Force for the last 20 years See Also: A sailor was killed last week after a fuel tank fell off an HH-60H Sea Hawk - and the Navy is just now disclosing it The Air Force has made its first move toward buying new, lighter, and more versatile attack aircraft The Pentagon wants to spend billions on new tech, new gear, and new training to make sure grunts are ready to fight SEE ALSO: The Air Force retired its first stealth aircraft more than a decade ago, but it's still lurking in the skies over the...

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