The age of remote-control warfare isn't coming--it's here, and not even the Air Force, which made it happen, is entirely prepared. Here, a firsthand look at the struggle to train thousands of drone pilots virtually overnight
Armed with precision-guided bombs and missiles, the Reaper MQ-9 is the deadliest war drone yet. Here, it sits on the flight line at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada.
Lance Cheung/U.S. Air Force Photo
Without traffic, it takes Captain Adam Brockshus about 45 minutes to drive from his four-bedroom suburban home outside Las Vegas to Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada. His commute follows Highway 95 northwest through a stretch of the Mojave freckled with Joshua trees and flanked by arid mountain ranges. He trains pilots for combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, yet this desolate drive may be the most harrowing part of his job.
Testing high-tech products and fighter planes are only some of the dream jobs for engineers
By Gregory MonePosted 01.28.2008 at 12:00 pm 0 Comments
While we take pride in informing you of the most disgusting, vile and otherwise detestable jobs in science, IEEE Spectrum takes a slightly different approach in its annual presentation of engineering dream jobs. The magazine just released this years selections.