Sunday, March 08, 2009

Fletcher, Blacksmith, Pilot?

US killer robo-plane makes strike without remote pilot

Although American pilots hate drone-driving duty, generally having to be ordered into it against their will, they are also very uncomfortable with the idea of mere enlisted tech specialists handling what are to all intents and purposes close air support missions using strike aircraft. This tends to call much of their raison d'etre into question.

This gets at the crux of the matter. No pilot worth his salt wants to sit inside a data centre while his aeroplane flys around without him. Even worse though, is an aeroplane that requires no pilot at all.


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