For John, BLUF: You can grow up and you can become a pilot, but you can't do both. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Foreign Policy Magazine warns us that the US Air Force is facing a potential pilot shortage as the airlines begin hiring again. If the Air Force, then the other uniformed Services as well.
This is not something new, but one wonders if we couldn't do a better job of planning to smooth this sort of thing out? Or is the smoothing harder than coping with the problem?
Yes Mr Congressman, we do need an excess of pilots now so we have the right number of experienced pilots in seven years.Long term planning is hard.
Regards — Cliff