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I/ITSEC 2016: US Air Force addresses critical pilot shortage

21st November 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Trevor Nash in London


The impasse between the US Congress and the White House that led to sequestration and forced the US Air Force to reduce training and stand down operational squadrons has ultimately led to a pilot shortage, notably in the F-16 community.

The US Air Force has now just started to address this pilot shortfall and ‘to increase fighter pilot production as the service faces a growing pilot shortage’.

Interim training units are being established from F-16 aircraft based at Hill AFB in Utah at two of the four current F-16 training locations and it is planned to spin-off these assets to

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Trevor Nash


Trevor Nash

After a career in the British Army, Trevor Nash worked in the simulation and training …

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