CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 21, 1978
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(Studio) Trans. Secretary Brock Adams' remarks about United States plans to keep air travel busy outlined. Deficiency of pilots due to incrd. air travel noted; Pentagon concerns that too many military men are being recruited stated.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Retirement of pilots who came to airlines after World War II noted; airline problems because of this and incrd. passenger loads outlined. Defection of pilots in Navy and other service branches to fly for airlines stated; training given these military men, such as piloting F-14, described. [Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Thomas HAYWARD - discusses situation.] [Lieutenant Jim WILSON - states reasons for leaving Navy.] [Lieutenant Pat JOHNSON - cites reasons for leaving Navy.] Discussions in armed services of ways to fight this pilot exodus detailed.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas
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