Drones overtaking jets in AFA cadets' training

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    Drones overtaking jets in AFA cadets' training

    September 22, 2010
    Lance Benzel - Colorado Springs Gazette

    From the article:

    Last year, the Air Force ordered more drones than fighter jets, and
    the Air Force Academy became the first service academy in the
    nation to launch a program to coach cadets in their use.

    “Unmanned aircraft are here, and they are the future of the
    Air Force,” said Air Force Lt. Col. Dave Latham, an experienced
    pilot who directs the academy’s extracurricular drone program.

    The airmanship program began in the summer of 2009, with
    just 25 cadets. About 90 cadets graduated from the program
    this summer, and the academy plans to accommodate
    about 325 cadets by next year.

    Read more: http://www.gazette.com/articles/group-105126-cadets-training.html#ixzz10MLAAMr4

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