It has all happened before Combat Aircraft examines what history teaches us about the USAF pilot shortage


REPORT David Axe

THE US AIR Force is short of nearly 2,000 pilots, a deficit that could ‘break the force’, according to Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. The active-duty air force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command together require around 20,000 aviators to crew a combined force of nearly 5,500 aircraft.

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