Drone pilot Stories August 13

A local business in Hartford, Connecticut is training pilots unemployed by COVID-19 to fly drones to bring in a new income source and possible future career. The new ‘Flight to the Future’ program was founded by Aquiline Drones.

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Drone pilot Stories June 18, 2018

The New York Times Magazine featured a lengthy but excellent article about the ‘wounds’ that drone pilots suffer when they engage remotely in overseas wars. For instance, behind computer screens at the Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, drone pilots fly missions with unmanned aircraft such as the MQ-9 Reaper in far away places like Somalia, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen. Some people have thought that these ‘joystick pilots’ would escape the gravity of war but, we are now learning that they are suffering ‘moral injuries’ from their actions similarly to soldiers when they return home from battlefields.

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