Enlarge / A US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper awaits maintenance December 8, 2016, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. (credit: U.S.

Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen)
The United States Air Force now has more jobs available for drone pilots—known in military parlance as “remote-piloted aircraft” (RPA)—than for any other human-flown aircraft.

This is according to a recent report on Military.com.
Citing remarks made by Lt.


Darryl Roberson at a recent Air Force conference held in Florida on March 3, the Air Force specifically has more jobs for MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper drones.

Gen. Roberson is the head of air education and training command.
“I never thought I’d say that when I joined the Air Force,” he was quoted as saying. “So we’re really in a much better footing with RPA pilot production in addition to just getting the numbers up.”
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