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Return of the Enlisted Pilots

March 2, 2017

From the Air Force Magazine website

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The need for pilots was so acute as World War I and later World War II began that enlisted aviators were brought into the service.

It was a stopgap measure. Now, 60 years after USAF’s last “flying sergeant” retired, the Air Force is again short of pilots and is, again, turning to its enlisted corps to fill the gap.

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