U.S. Air Force in Crisis: Dealing with Oldest Planes in History and Pilot Shortages

The Boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. houses more than 300 aircraft, but it lost one recently to a base in Louisiana. (Photo: Public Domain)

The Boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. houses more than 300 aircraft, but it lost one recently to a base in Louisiana. (Photo: Public Domain)

August 11, 2016

By Lorra B.

By the end of 2016 the United States Air Force will need to fill over 700 fighter pilot positions and the task won’t be easy.

It was in May that the shortage was first reported to Fox news. If that wasn’t bad enough, the Air Force is also short 4,000 mechanics as well.

The implications of this could be far-reaching and disastrous as we continue to battle ISIS.

The U.S. Air Force’s top officer, Gen. David Goldfein, stated, “It is a crisis. Air superiority is not an American birthright. It’s actually something you have to fight for and maintain.”

The Air Force’s current planes are the oldest in history and are being piecemealed together with parts found in the plane ‘boneyard’ in Arizona and from museums because parts are no longer made for our military planes.

Goldfein is absolutely correct, this is a crisis and it is shameful that the safety of our troops and our nation are at risk because we don’t have proper equipment to protect either properly.

In order to encourage pilots to stay in the service, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James intends to give drone pilots an incentive bonus of $35,000 a year.

It is the contention of the Air Force that bonuses are needed for every pilot to cover this disastrous shortage as the Airline industry seduces them with benefits and higher salaries.

James told Fox News, “The airlines are forecast to be hiring a lot more,” and that the Air Force pilot shortage will continue to increase reaching over 1000 in a few years.

In order to compete with airline companies that are pulling pilots from the Air Force at an increasing rate, bonuses, incentives and a better ‘quality of service’ are being offered.

“If we take a balanced approach, we’re hoping that we can get these folks to stay,” he said.

Plane safety, and ongoing deployments overseas are having a big impact on pilot’s decisions whether to stay in the military or not.

The shortage of pilots, according to Goldfein, have not had any effect on the war against ISIS in Iraq, Syria and Libia as of yet.

The continued military pilot shortage and outdated planes and equipment, on the other hand, could very well be a problem in the near future.

 

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By Lorra B.

14 thoughts on “U.S. Air Force in Crisis: Dealing with Oldest Planes in History and Pilot Shortages

  1. That’s what drones are for and mechanic robots. The ‘world banksters’ will no long require humans in that capacity to do their fighting. Human soldiers have been doing the joystick for a while, but the AI will be in charge of that too. The NWO has it’s own unisex soldiers, that obey better, and get the job done. The illusion programmed romance we have with the military is being reconstructed, reshaped and we’re being ‘re-socialized’ w/ the movies and shows to accept and applaud human engineering robots and gods. So while the goal of disarming america and replacing foundational morality, ethics and godly values, depravity will result more and more – like your transgender article. When the lusts of the flesh (fulfill your desires – Logan’s Run), pride of life (control, power & fame – sin nature) and lust of the eyes (covertness -more is never enough) come to bloom, then quick and great ruin. All THIS because of the article topic?!! No, it’s just a reflection of what’s been on the chopping block for some time. Oh, did I mention clones yet … soulless creatures who are easier to command. Plus: “Your health is now brought to you by Wall Street. If you thought they hurt us with the banks, wait ’til you see what they are doing to our health care.” – Jeff Hays, “Bought” http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/11/08/bought-documentary-vaccine-food-healthcare.aspx#!
    The reality is those in high positions of authority and rule are not FOR us! As Sparky states about DingleBarry (Bari) and (tranny) Mooch, I add they are ‘the elites weapons of destruction’ and hate us MORE than we hate them!!

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  2. [warning – rant zone]
    Scary!
    Well, let’s see, we can thank voters who care more about their freebies who in turn brought us America hating muslim DingleBarry, the real president another muslim named Valerie Jarrett, Pelosi, Reed, and a whole horde of Demoncrats that need to get booted back to the slime pit they oozed out of. And every time I turn around DingleBarry and Mooch with their alleged progeny, are on yet another First Class taxpayer paid vacation that neither you nor I could ever afford unless we win the lottery. They treat our Military like second class citizens yet expect them to protect their sorry hides. I really, really, really wish that the Marines would just stop protecting them. Yeah, I went there.
    [rant over]

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    • Thanks Dr. Yes apparently there is going to be a shortage of pilots. Is this going to be a serious problem with unmanned aircraft and rail guns in the Air Force’s present and immediate future?

      With regard to the aging B-52, they have constantly been upgraded and are still delivering one hell of a payload.
      I still love the smell of Napalm in the morning. Thank you Dow Chemical, your company saved many U.S. lives in Vietnam. Now it’s time to start dropping Napalm again on Al-qaeda, and ISIS targets as often as they are none.

      Thanks, taking this to my site. As you were.
      I still love the smell of Napalm in the morning. Thank you Dow Chemical, your company saved many U.S. lives in Vietnam. Now it’s time to start dropping Napalm again on Al-qaeda, and ISIS targets as often as they are none.

      Thanks, taking this to my site. As you were.

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