Aviation's future -- pilotless planes

Aviation's future -- pilotless planes: "Since 1997, unmanned aircraft have been used in U.S. airspace primarily by the military. But now the government wants to fly more of them to patrol the nation's borders, catch criminals, monitor the environment and assist in disaster relief.

Some companies think pilotless planes have a vast commercial potential for uses that range from crop dusting to weather prediction."

Keep your eye on FedEx.
Just as you said in Manna...
A book I always recommend now


Go back and read up on nuclear powered planes. Interesting combination.
As appealing as this sounds (and today's planes can essentially fly without the pilot anyway) there will NEVER be completely pilotless planes. Humans will need to be on board as backup. Passengers wouldn't stand for it.
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