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June 25, 2009

The shape of things to come

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Drone pilot trainees are now the majority in the United States Air Force.

The Air Force said it will train 240 pilots to fly Predator and Reaper drones compared with 214 fighter and bomber pilots for fiscal year 2009 ending Sept. 30. Officials said there are 550 drone operators compared with 3,700 fighter and 900 bomber pilots.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 25, 2009 08:48 AM