On aviation.SE, we already find this question addressing the pilot to aircraft ratio in airlines. It states that typical big airlines have roughly between 15 and 20 pilots per aircraft.
Military aircraft may require less pilots per aircraft:
- airliners are in flight almost all day long every day
- a typical airliner flight requires between 2 and 3 pilots (the 3rd one for very long steps or as an instructer)
- a typical fighter is a one-seater
- a fighter flight less time than an airliner
- military cargo may flight more than fighters, but I hardly see a cargo used as much as a passenger aircraft (I may be mistaken)
- HALE UAV may require several crew per flights but I don't know how long are those flight neither how many UAV can be operated simultaneously by one crew
When searching the number of each type of pilots (fighters, cargo/airliners, UAV) per air force (whatever the country), it is easy to come across recruiting websites (with requirement to become a military pilot and salary) but I fail to find anything about the number of pilot an air force has.
My question is : What is a typical ratio of pilots to aircraft in a typical military squadron? Does it differ between fighter squadron, transport squadron and UAV squadron?