Pilot Prep Program: ‘Right answer for the Air Force’

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) — Civil Air Patrol’s experimental Pilot Prep Program is accomplishing just what its founder intended — providing Airmen with a fast-paced introduction to aviation designed to identify future fliers in the ranks and propel them into the sky.

The new Air Force initiative to fill the need for military pilots was forged by Brig. Gen. Christopher M. Short, director of the Aircrew Crisis Task Force at the Pentagon. It’s one of many Total Force partnerships between the Air Force and its longtime auxiliary, CAP.