Air Force: Trump's plan to aid pilot shortage will not work

The Air Force said Tuesday it will not use President Trump’s recent executive order to recall retired pilots to fill a shortage that has now reached 2,000, saying the short-term return stint doesn’t fully meet the military’s needs.

The spokesman said Wednesday that the Air Force intends to close the pilot shortage through a three-part process that focuses on the retention of pilots, improvement of the training process and a review of the branch’s policies to find the “most efficient ways” to use pilots.

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