25 Jun '15, 9pm

McCaskill: Drone pilot stress is unprecedented

McCaskill: Drone pilot stress is unprecedented

A sensor operator and a UAV pilot work together from Creech Air Force Base in the Nevada desert while flying a drone remotely over the rough terrain thousands of miles away in Afghanistan. Rick Loomis, Los Angeles Times Related GAO: Army, Air Force drone pilots overworked, understaffed and undertrained The Pentagon’s drone pilots are some of the best in the world. In a few short years, they’ve become a central part of U.S. operations overseas, conducting round-the-clock aerial surveillance and supporting U.S. soldiers at ground level. But a new federal audit also finds that the pilots are overworked and undertrained. And it’s taking a toll. The war room: Daily transition between battle, home takes a toll on drone operators RELATED STORY: Charting a new Course: Air Force sees culture shift as drone mission gains momentum Stress of combat reaches drone crews Drone crews prot...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/mccaskill-drone-pilot-stress-is-un...

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