Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Royal Air Force Creates A New Breed Of Pilots

New Class Of RAF Pilots Who Will Stay Firmly On The Ground And Control Unmanned Vehicles From Thousands Of Miles Away -- Daily Mail

The Royal Air Force will create a new breed of a pilots - who may never have to fly into battle.

The new class of air force personnel will remain firmly on the ground, and control unmanned aircraft remotely.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, the Chief of the Air Staff, announced that the RAF is creating a new class of pilots within its Flying Branch for personnel who control unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

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Update: RAF drone pilots to get their own wings -- The Guardian

My Comment: Long overdue .... and a sign of things to come..

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