We asked an actual drone pilot what it’s like, and somehow “Microsoft Flight Simulator 98” didn’t even come up once.
6 Myths About Drone Warfare You Probably Believe

#6. It’s as Traumatizing as Being a Combat Pilot
You can’t sleep. You can’t read (I broke that rule more often than not). You can’t do anything to entertain yourself but look at the screen. Now do that for three to five years, 11.5 hours a day. If you ask to take a break, you’ll be told, “The guys overseas don’t get breaks.” By the time you’ve flown a few thousand missions, you might start dreaming in infrared. You’ll certainly have trouble telling the difference between your dreams and the real world.

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We asked an actual drone pilot what it’s like, and somehow “Microsoft Flight Simulator 98” didn’t even come up once.

6 Myths About Drone Warfare You Probably Believe

#6. It’s as Traumatizing as Being a Combat Pilot

You can’t sleep. You can’t read (I broke that rule more often than not). You can’t do anything to entertain yourself but look at the screen. Now do that for three to five years, 11.5 hours a day. If you ask to take a break, you’ll be told, “The guys overseas don’t get breaks.” By the time you’ve flown a few thousand missions, you might start dreaming in infrared. You’ll certainly have trouble telling the difference between your dreams and the real world.

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