My thoughts would be that technology as a tool and assist is a wonderful and powerful thing. It's a nightmare and a curse though, when it becomes so integral to the systems that human skill is almost taken out of the equation.
No depth perception required? ....and what if there is an EMP and ..uh oh ... building to the lowest bidder means one section of one circuit group
wasn't protected as advertised and paid for. No cameras all of the sudden. Let's be real and assume tanker bases just get a 'side swipe' of EM
blast and not crippling to the aircraft or major systems. Just enough to zap things like monitors and cameras?
It's like the fact Annapolis doesn't teach Celestial navigation anymore, as last I heard it. Why bother? we have GPS! Er... Yeah.. systems
are never destroyed or negated in war.
I take it this event isn't a public thing? It's not far at all from where I live and my son has had precious few opportunities to see the military
in anything but action movies and bad news coverage. I'm always looking for what's affordable and within driving distance? (I see 95% of the
schedule is boring to distraction for non-boomer types..but that sim sounds really neat!)