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WWII Flight training
February 14, 2017

WWII Flight training

Prior to 1940, the United States Army had approximately 4, 500 pilots, including just over 2, who were active-duty officers, just over 2, 100 reserve officers and a little over 300 who were national guard officers. As war seemed more likely, the number of needed pilots grew rapidly from 982 in 1939, to approximately 8, in 1940, to over 27, in 1941. Still…

Civilian Pilot training Program
October 2, 2016

Civilian Pilot training Program

In 1939, the United States government funded and introduced the Civilian Pilot Training Act, or the CPTA. Other European nations, particularly Nazi Germany, had begun similar programs, claiming they were civilian in nature when their motives were actually militaristic. This was obviously seen as a threat to the United States, so the CPTA was put into effect…

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