From: San Antonio, TX
In Oct 43 I am paying 52075 HI for my pilots. This is Scenario 6 December 8th campaign game.
According to tracker, I have this:
I have been cycling my pilots though this program and then into training squadrons until they reach 50 exp/70 in primary trait and then putting them into my reserve pool.
My replacement rate in the IJNAF jumped from 150 to 480 on turn 390. The IJAAF jumped from 185 to 615 on turn 390.
I think I have too many TR/RC/Army LB pilots in my reserve. I may even have too many Army F Pilots in my reserve (I know, there may never be enough of these guys).
I have never noticed any training advancement with TRACOM, but haven't been looking for them either. I will do some research into this to see if there has been some effect.
Similar numbers to my situation, albeit yours is some 4 months ahead of mine in terms of your pilot progression. Turn 390 would be on or around January 1, 1943, so pilot numbers must have increased sizeably at that time.
Any insight on what happens to pilot pools on or around turn 755 (on or around January 1, 1944)?
I don't see how you can have 668 IJAAF pilots in your pools. Are you training plenty of Kamikazes at this point? These should eat that excess in a hurry.
Likewise, my IJNAF training (pilot numbers available) is way behind yours. Have you been involved in numerous carrier clashes that ate your reserves / forced expedited training? What are the differences in my and your pilot pools for IJNAF and why?
FWIW, I've been getting messages regarding advancing pilots (from TRACOM) almost every month (check OPS on 1st day of month). Then again, I think I have more pilots in TRACOM than most.