[This involves both airline and military but I put it here so airline people would see it]
Can some of you explain what this article is referring to re sharing pilots between the military and airlines in the UK and Australia ?
Here, we have reserve (and national guard) aviation components of most military branches but they are full time employees of the airlines with occasional commitments to their reserve units (may include overseas deployments).
"The Air Force has already spoken with some airline CEOs about sharing pilots. Australia and the U.K. already have arrangements with airlines and the programs are reported to be successful, the Times reported."