Training Travails Taunt The UK Front Line

Boeing Chinook helicopter taking off

Issues in the pilot-training pipeline are causing new recruits hoping to fly Royal Air Force helicopters such as the Boeing Chinook to face lengthy waits.

Credit: Royal Air Force
With new recruits facing a seven-year wait to become a helicopter pilot, and as long as five years before they can fly a fighter, the UK’s military flight-training pipeline has come under the spotlight. Figures released by the UK Defense Ministry during October revealed the fragile state of a...

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