From: Rear Area training facility
Another question on training groups.
If you have a unit set up just to train pilots and you pull pilots out of that group and put them in the general reserve after they hit 70 for expertise, such in “Air”:
How do you get untrained pilots into the training group to replace them?
I have used both automatic and manual options under pilot selection and then hit the add pilot button the pilots pulled in are the exact same pilots I just sent into the general reserve. Since I put the pilots into the general reserve if I go with an “add veteran” option (Why a veteran to a training group is a tad beyond me) I wind up in the general reserve pool with the same guys I just dumped in there to select from. I don’t want veterans anyway, I want rookies with zip specialized training.
How do I get a pure rookie pilot, just out of flight school, into my advanced training groups to replace the trained pilot I just put into reserve? Do I do nothing and the computer will dump in the rookies on later days?
When sending a pilot to General Reserve, you must left-click the pilot's name twice; left-clicking only once sends the pilot to Group Reserve. Pilots in Group Reserve will be listed on their groups Pilots list with their name in grey text, and a number (from 1 - 8) in the Delay column. Any pilot with a delay of 1 can be made active by right-clicking their name. Also, when using the "Get Pilot" button, any pilot with a delay of 1 will be made active, then a new pilot will be sent to the group. Thus, if you left-click a pilot once, he will be sent to Group Reserve with a delay of 1; immediately using the "Get Pilot" button will make that same pilot active again.
To get new pilots from the Replacement Pool into your group, do the following:
1) Check the Pilots list of the desired group; if there are any pilots with a delay of 1, either make them active (right-click) or send them to General Reserve (left-click)
2) Once no pilots in the desired group have a delay of 1, use "Get Pilot" to add new pilots.
Hope this helps.