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Pilot's wings to be awarded to RAF's drone controllers

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RAF's earthbound pilots get their wings - Telegraph .

....Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, the Chief of the Air Staff, yesterday announced that the RAF is creating a new class of pilots within its Flying Branch for personnel who control unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The new class of personnel will be known as Remotely Piloted Air System Pilots and will have their own badge, bearing the same wings that are given to pilots of conventional aircraft...

...The UAV pilots will still have to gain basic qualifications flying conventional aircraft, but the bulk of their careers will then be spent on the ground....
 

Seaweed

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.. Thios magnificent men in their flying armchairs ..

Gosh, Biggles, is that the time?1600? Must get home to wifey.
 
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Ninja_Stoker

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Question is, if the UAV gets shot down over Iran (as keeps happening with the US ones), do they earn a bespoke Iranian suit by proxy?
 

slim

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I heard a buzz that STCs are to be awarded their Dolphins, slightly modified to show the world that they are superior to their deep diving comrades:clap:
 

Bisley

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Uhmmm justifying there existence by some chance

Does this mean the yew mateloes on the reaper sqdn will no longer be qualified as they don't have the new Xbox wings

Crabs - I shit em - especially after a ruby Murray :)
 
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