USAF Recognizes CAP Role In Pilot Training

USAF Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein Details CAP Role

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Goldfein: Solutions for the Pilot Crisis Center on Diversity


   The Air Force’s pilot shortage crisis offers “an opportunity for bold moves”  to build the service’s diversity while correcting the growing deficit in aviators, Chief of StaffGen. David Goldfein said Wednesday at the conclusion of a daylong summit on the problem.

Those moves might include grouping minority pilot trainees together at flight school in order to have a built-in support system, building tighter relationships with community groups that promote minorities and women in aviation, making better use of Civil Air Patrol community outreach, and having pilot trainees meet with local schoolchildren as they make stops on cross-country flights.

...He also said it’s clear that some “targeted investments can make a difference.” Participants suggested offering orientation rides in CAP aircraft and some money for bus trips to take kids out to see static displays at airports.

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