Monday, June 21, 2010

Remotely Piloted Aircraft flight hours soar

June 21, 2010

UPI reports that flight hours for Remotely Piloted Vehicles are still surging. In fact, nearly half of the five-year total flight hours (250,000 hours) were logged in the past year. The aircraft's ability to loiter has become increasingly valuable in operations in Afghanistan.

(U.S Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nancy Hooks) Members of the 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron unit push an MQ-1 Predator toward a hangar for a routine maintenance inspection shortly after landing June 8, 2010, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

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