Air Force facing critical shortage of drone pilots

November 15, 2011

The US Air Force has had to shut down their drone “Top Gun” school because they need the instructors to fly combat UAV missions.  The problem is that the Air Force restricts drone piloting to actual pilots, who see them as a step down from flying fighters.  They could relieve their shortage by opening up drone operations to enlisted personnel.  The Army already does that with their own drone program.


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