Australian Pilots Help Fill U.S. Coast Guard Pilot Shortage

By Staff Writer | July 13, 2007

Helicopter pilots from the Royal Australian Navy have started training with the U.S. Coast Guard to help fill a shortage of pilots. Two Australians are currently training on Sikorsky Aircraft HH-60Js at the Coast Guard's Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Ala. Two more are due to arrive in September to train on the Eurocopter HH-65C. The Coast Guard attributes the pilot shortage to its increase in homeland defense missions after Sept. 11, 2001.   For related news


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