Some are concerned that enlisted 'pilots' for what are 100% autonomous flying drones that take off and even land themselves, won't have the necessary gravitas to 'fly' missions in combat. I admire the all-around vincible stupidity of the kind of people that are concerned about that.
After all, if push came to shove and it looked really dicey up there in no-man's land, the drone pilot could always look across the room and ask a real, honest-to-God, supervisory pilot-in-overall command to join the formation and take over. And that minor godling in human form could wrestle him or herself away from cup of coffee number 22 of the day and wander across the room and say,
"what's up, doc?"
You know what's funny? That there really are people who think it takes a piece of paper and being an officer and a gentleman to fly an airplane. That's funny.
The Air Force - the people who originated the concept of making things harder than they have to be.
they do have really nice BOQs
...and nice golf courses
...and expeditionary swimming pools
...and an attitude towards customer service usually found only in prison guards.
|Anybody can fly, if they're keeping their feet on the ground|