An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.


Solving the Pilot Shortage: Air Force Reserve, airlines fishing in the same pond

Maj. Tim Pfeifer, an Air Force Reservist with the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, and a commercial pilot with American Airlines, prepares his HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter for a mission. The Air Force pilot shortage that is impacting the total force is expected to grow, given the fact that the major airlines are projected to hire more than 4,000 pilots a year for at least the next 10 years. (Senior Master Sgt. Elaine Mayo)

PHOTO BY: SMSgt. Elaine Mayo
VIRIN: 170717-F-GS664-004.JPG
Additional Details

No camera details available.


Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.