The Air Force and its auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol, are testing a new approach to help tackle the service’s pilot shortage. The Pilot Prep Program (PPP) will prepare 52 airmen from 38 installations across the globe for the Air Force’s fiscal 2020 undergraduate flight training selection board this fall. Pentagon Aircrew Crisis Task Force boss Brig. Gen. Christopher Short created the initiative as part of his effort to dig the service out of an approximately 2,000-pilot shortfall.
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