Ending the pilot exodus: Air Force rolls out new bonuses, incentives — will it work this time? | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Ending the pilot exodus: Air Force rolls out new bonuses, incentives — will it work this time?

Nearly two years after top Air Force leaders began sounding the alarm on a worrying shortfall of pilots, the key elements of a solution are finally falling into place.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein, in exclusive interviews with Air Force Times, emphasized that many factors have led to the roughly 2,000-pilot shortfall that the brass warns could “break the force” — especially as commercial airlines are in the midst of one of their heaviest and longest hiring waves in decades.

Because of that, he said, there will never be a single “silver bullet” that solves it once and for all.

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