First four RAF “drone” pilots

Although the RAF already has drone pilots, the four are the first to be trained specifically to fly unmanned aircraft. Until now, all those operating its drones have been drafted in from other sections of the air force, where they had been piloting manned aircraft.

The change follows the creation by the RAF of a specialist section in its “flying branch” – alongside those for fast jets, multi-engine aircraft and helicopters – for those operating what it describes as “Remotely Piloted Air Systems” (RPAS).

The Telegraph.

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