When do we get remotely flown jumbo jets?

The military has extremely reliable drones, piloted remotely one pilot can take off with one drone at a time then hand the job over to some avionics to carry it most of the way then take the drone back when they get to where they are going. In this manner one pilot can control a dozen drones. When are we going to get this technology going for airliners? It would be wonderfully space and cost efficient, freeing up some amazing sears at the front of the plane and amazing views for the first class passengers that get them, and it would be mean lower cost air fare as one pilot on the ground would replace upwards of 20 crewmembers. No more overnight hotels for pilots, no more drunk pilots behind the stick, no more fears of a terrorist takeover, which means less airport security. Everybody wins, except for the pilots and security people put out of work, but they aren’t really helping us to begin with.


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Emerson White is a biology student working on post grad while doing private research on the side.
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