posted on Jan, 7 2015 @ 10:21 AM
a reply to: AutumnWitch657
All drones have pilots, or, if you're simply arguing semantics, operators. While in some models there is a good level of autonomy, there is still a
human there to watch over.
The bigger drones (ie Predators) have pilots stationed in small storage containers in a big, desert facility out west as well as at bases around the
world. They link to the drones through satellites and other aircraft.
The smaller drones (ie Ravens) have pilots on the ground not so far away. Sometimes just one person piloting, but usually a team of two or three for
the whole operation. They link to the drones directly or through another aircraft.
But regardless of size, regardless of mission, regardless of distance, there is still a person, a pilot, at the controls.