Ann Stefanek, the chief of Air Force media operations, said Sunday the added power provided by Trump is appreciated but the service does not "currently intend to recall retired pilots."
Trump last Friday signed the order to address what the Pentagon says is a serious pilot shortage.
A Pentagon spokesman says the Air Force is currently short about 1,500 pilots, and had indicated that the secretary of defense would allow the secretary of the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots for up to three years.
Under current law, the Air Force is limited to recalling 25 pilots.
Leonardo's AW101 is in use by Norwegian search-and-rescue forces in the most extreme conditions. We take a tour of the helicopter, and note some interesting innovations, including the ability to lock onto cell phones.