Tag "uavs"

November 20, 2013

Drone Pilots or Drone Operators?

You might note that I have written about UAVs on several occasions, usually in vain. Let me say for the record that UAVs (or Remotely Piloted Aircraft – RPAs) are great use of technology, particularly in the military.  But…   Ok, I was listening to an interview recently and they were talking about UAVs/RPAs and…

January 3, 2013

Has the last fighter pilot been born?

Has the last fighter pilot been born? Editorial A recent article from the TechNewsDaily reported that an F-16 squadron from the Iowa Air National Guard had given up their beautiful Vipers for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Tragic! This squadron dates back to WWII. I don’t know about you, but as a person who studied, nay…