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Old 06-11-2009, 03:39 PM
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Gary Seven Gary Seven is offline
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Man needs to fly!

Computers can provide safeguards but should never take the place of the human pilot. While we presently employ unmanned drones for military recon missions in battle regions, we're seeing experimentation with fighter aircraft as well. I've got mixed feelings about this.

Technology could bridge the gap of man's limitations; such as pulling heavy g's in a performance environment. Tech could never replace a human actually being in theater to evaluate a situation, making a tactical response and adjust to any wildcard.

Pilots need to be in the cockpit, not seated in front of a monitor with a joystick.
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