Pilot shortage impacting military and commercial airlines
An Air Force base in Indiana is ramping up its efforts to recruit pilots as a national shortage has military and commercial airlines struggling to fill positions. Col. Brian Hollis is the 434th Operations Group commander at Grissom Air Reserve Base. He says officials are looking to increase their combat pilots by 20 percent. Hollis didn't specify how many pilots the base is looking to recruit, but says they would fly planes that are mainly used on refueling missions.