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Air Force wants drone pilots, but incentives lacking, says report

drone-reaperThe Air Force is looking for a few good drone pilots, but not enough are lining up to fill those spots,

claims a new report from an Air Force pilot who researches recruitment issues. One reason is trouble with the selection and training problems. But the other reason: Young pilots who join the military see the drone track as a dead-end career.

Colonel Brad Hoagland, who’s spent 23 years in the Air Force, took year-long break to study the system from the outside as part of a fellowship at the Brookings Institution. Hoagland went back to flying C-130s this summer, but in a newly released report — the result of his year-long study — he explains a few reasons why top brass in the Air Force need to give their Remotely Piloted Aircraft program a closer look.

The Air Force’s drone program has been growing quickly — it’s staffed by a little over 1,300 pilots as of this year, and is due to take in about 350 new pilots by 2017. “We’ve been building the platform faster than we can fill them with operators,” Hoagland previously told NBC News.

Though the cadre’s been growing, drone operators don’t get promoted as quickly as other specialists. “What we’ve seen is that the promotion rate from captain to major is 13 percent less than their peers,” Hoagland told NBC News. In part, that’s because resource-stretched drone programs don’t offer pilots as many opportunities to pursue a second advanced degree or officer training — one key factor in being selected for a raise, Hoagland explained.

Also, the Air Force could do a better job selecting its pilots, Hoagland told NBC News in May. The Air Force has in-house scientists researching human-machine interactions, but Hoagland writes that the organization as a whole is “hesitant to embrace” a “new pilot prescreening methodology” which will take into account that “the next generation of aviators is extremely tech savvy and more reliant on mobile devices and gaming (consoles).” He points out that a wealth of existing psychological data and multiple choice tests — not currently standardized across the board — could be put to better use.

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Admit you are a sinner (every single one of us are!) in need of a Savior. Ask Savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth (NOT Jesus the prophet!) the one and only True living God, to forgive you of your sins and to be your personal Savior. Turn from your sins (repent). Believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins and rose from the dead to live forever more. (the penalty for sin has always been the shedding of blood.)

Please get connected with a Bible believing and Bible teaching church right away.  Again, time is not on our side and every new Christian must “grow up in Him” fast.  Get a Bible, I recommend the New King James version. Get into His Word (Bible) to learn more about Him and His expectations.  The gospel of Mark or John in the New Testament (the second half of the Bible) will give you a speedy overview. If you are able to read this, then you have access to a Bible online. Also available to you are commentaries. Google the Book and chapter (ie: Genesis chapter 23) and under commentaries you will find a summary and explanation of the chapter in case you’re not sure what you just read is all about.

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Romans 10:9-13 “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness (right standing with God), and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture (Bible) says, “Whomever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For whoever calls on the Name of the Lord shall be saved.” NKJ

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