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LA Times: Air Force Facing SEVERE Pilot Shortage

LA Times: Air Force Facing SEVERE Pilot Shortage

The Pentagon is so short of Air Force fighter pilots that it's boosting its salary package to make the job more enticing.

By W.J. Hennigan | July 22, 2013, 5:00 a.m.

Help wanted: At least 130 veteran military aviators for nine-year commitment to fly fighter jets.

Salary: $34,500 to $97,400. Plus good benefits and a $225,000 signing bonus — guaranteed.

Contact: U.S. Air Force by Sept. 30.

That's the offer from the Pentagon, which is so short of Air Force fighter pilots that it's boosting its salary package to make the job more enticing.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-fighter-pilot-wanted-2...



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