Latest "pilot-shortage" stories
More pilots are opting to stay in the Air Force amid pandemic-era uncertainty, but the service is still struggling to fill jobs in its marquee profession as commercial airlines resume hiring.
Air Force secretary nominee Frank Kendall pledged to work on bridging the pilot shortage and other issues at his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday.
The shortage of drone pilots and sensor operators is making it harder for the Air Force to balance those airmen’s time between engaging in combat operations and conducting non-combat activities.
It's too early to know how COVID-19 could impact the Air Force's pilot shortage, but it's already had an effect.
By Valerie Insinna