Pilots on the way out

Apparently pilots will be a vanishing breed within 5 years:

Robotic aircraft kill enemies without endangering pilots

From the article:See also Robots replacing pilots

Maybe piloting as a skill is on its way out because the coming collapse of oil supplies will ground aircraft using petroleum-derived fuels the world over.
I had a worker at Burlington Northern tell me two years ago that they could eliminate railroad engineers TODAY. It is just that the public is not yet ready for autonomous trains. They are looking forward to the day...
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