The Army is making progress on fixing its pilot shortage, so it’s turning the focus on maintainers

The Army has all but come back from a pilot shortage that plagued the aviation community for the past few years, the head of the Aviation Center of Excellence said Wednesday. Following a period of low production at flight school, the Army is now working to balance its numbers of new aviators with more experienced pilots, while bolstering opportunities for enlisted aircraft maintainers, Maj. Gen. William Gayler told an audience at the Association of the U.S. Army headquarters outside of Washington, D.C.