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Old 10-09-2007, 03:24 PM   #21  
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Google HR2881 to read the entire bill.
I think there is a standing promise to veto this bill, HR2881 isn't a done deal yet (even though the house passed it).
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:57 PM   #22  
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I hear ya brother! I have heard the same thing. With all of the ammemdments to the bill, IMO, it was doomed to get vetoed.
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:58 PM   #23  
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Don't believe it will happen for a very very very long time. While attending the flag panel at this years Tailhook convention one admiral was heard to say something like the new F-22 might be the last manned fighter. So maybe as the life of that fighter runs out in say 30 - 40 years, I don't think you'll see a unmanned 727 on the next couple of bids...............
Many moons ago wasn't there something about not putting a cannon on fighters? Said they weren't need in modern combat aircraft.

But hey look on the bright side, if a cargo UAV comes about our kids can do our work for us!
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:07 PM   #24  
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FedEx already did it, about 15 years ago. 3 LADIES piloted a 727.

Better?
Is that when they started calling a cockpit a flight deck? By the way, did they have a crack up?
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Old 10-10-2007, 05:42 AM   #25  
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Unmanned cargo aircraft? I don't see it happening...imagine if one of these crash "full of hazardous materials" (as the media will spin it) into a farm field of crops or a water supply lake or a city. I really don't see it in the NEAR future, too many security risks. Risks are too great for what gain? Because we can? Insurance to cover these companies would be too high.

And, ain't no ******** way I'm getting on an unmanned pax plane.
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FedEx already did it, about 15 years ago. 3 LADIES piloted a 727.

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You beat me to it...
Picture of first unmanned C-130 to fly a combat mission:
http://www.defendamerica.mil/article...092705wm3.html
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:44 AM   #27  
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Is that when they started calling a cockpit a flight deck? By the way, did they have a crack up?
No, in that situation it's called a box office.
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:07 AM   #28  
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You beat me to it...
Picture of first unmanned C-130 to fly a combat mission:
http://www.defendamerica.mil/article...092705wm3.html
I'd ride on that aircraft!!!
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I would also like to take a ride on that aircraft.
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I'd ride on that aircraft!!!
3 of the 6 aren't bad. The others need brown bags.
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