UAV vs. Manned Pilot

RunningMoose

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I am seeking appointment to USAFA with the goal of becoming a pilot. Recently I read an article about the growing use of UAV's and was wondering what percentage of UPT grads are assigned UAV as opposed to manned flight.
 

RunningMoose

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Thank you for the stats. Very helpful! Does anyone know how these numbers are projected to change? Obviously nobody knows for sure, but is there a consensus as to what will probably happen?
 

5Day

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This is from a previous post for the class of 2014. If these 2 points make a trend then pilot slots stays about the same with an increase in the number of RPA pilots.

A total of 404 cadets received rated AFSCs:
369 were selected to become pilots,
18 to become RPA pilots,
11 to become combat systems officers
six to become air battle managers.
 
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