Behind the scenes of the Air Force's drone piloting

Remotely piloted aircraft are getting new attention amid reports Iran shot down a U.S. Navy drone last month and the U.S. downed an Iranian drone last week. Many of the drones the U.S. Air Force flies overseas are piloted from a military base in the United States — and “CBS This Morning” got a rare, behind-the-scenes look. Janet Shamlian reports.

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33 Comments

  1. Darkt0ast 7 on July 24, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    UGH I WANNA DO
    THIS

  2. Reborn on July 24, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Eww block 15s

  3. Ducks love it. on July 24, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Where are these alien cheeks.

  4. oneofthesixbillion on July 24, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    The US are the biggest terrorists. It is a serious disconnection to agree with and like war. It’s also a lack of common sense to not see that we are responsible for motivating middle east terrorists. If you don’t want terrorists then don’t be a terrorist.

  5. Azul Nadamdamin on July 24, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Its not a good idea to expose them thats devastating …..

  6. ching song on July 24, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    We have sick people in America

  7. Rich 91 on July 24, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Son: i wanna be a pilot
    Mom: We already have a pilot at home
    Pilot at home….

  8. neatchip123 on July 24, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    It has to be super weird at first, knowing you’ve killed someone 1000’s of miles away and going to eat dinner with your spouse that same day and doing it again tomorrow. Idk, something about it is unnatural, but also good in a way? We keep our people safe, but it also shields us from the devastation of war…

  9. djcool254 on July 24, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    This is virtual.

  10. Javier solis on July 24, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Guys I need help, I’m 18, just graduated, and I want to join the Air Force to pilot the drones but I don’t know what the job is called so i don’t know what to tell my recruiter, anyone know what it is ?

  11. Joel V on July 24, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    bro that major, he has a severe form of ptsd. /salute

  12. youtuber on July 24, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    TRUE KEYBOARD WARRIORS

  13. Ken benny on July 24, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Serial killers for money…..

  14. Bibaat Bibaat on July 24, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Made in the USA quality

  15. Miko Crazy on July 24, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    This would be the coolest job on earth. Man, I am playing ace combat on PlayStation. Imagined if your job is this! It’s like your just playing PlayStation. It’s just that your dealing with real weapons and killing real people! Damn!

  16. James Dooling on July 24, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    And I grew up hearing, "Video games are a waste of time!"

  17. Desmo S on July 24, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    They say any landing you can walk away from is a good one.

  18. Atomic Boy on July 24, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    My drone has PTSD.

  19. Aatma Parmatma on July 24, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Excellent technology

  20. Daniel Reid on July 24, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Wait….are those the coordinates to my apartment?😨😨

  21. David Rosen on July 24, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    The real Top Gun sequel would be a group of young adults led by Maverick’s Son/Daughter (aka "LittleMav") who turned his/her professional video game career into being the best drone pilot in Vegas.

  22. Aaron on July 24, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    All cool, but don’t use any of this tech to actually attack a terrorist, otherwise Pelosi will throw a tantrum.

  23. ching song on July 24, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Rip soliemani

  24. Wilson'sStepBrother on July 24, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    HAHAHA This is so a Warning for anyone thinking of storming Area 51.

  25. Jason Tempel on July 24, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Warmongering Terrorist Bootlickers / SPYGATE

  26. blue280485 on July 24, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    I so want to do this job wish my country had such a Job but it’s reserved for Air Force pilots only no direct recruitment like USAF😔

  27. ching song on July 24, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    Those service members also have ptsd as well, and American citizens are tracked everyday night with unconstitutional third rate leftovers from the military industry complex covid1984

  28. Max Kellerman on July 24, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    We have robots yet rather have thousands die on foot

  29. Sasha White on July 24, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    1:42 Omg. Why are they training to destroying they own tank? I know its just virtual training, but why the dont use 3d models of russian or chinese tanks?

    But anyway, this technology is better and cheaper than manned aircrafts.

  30. Stephanie Perez on July 24, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Who else here after the drones
    Stike that kille Qasem soleimani 2020

  31. WHITENIGHT NIGHT on July 24, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    You made them illegal for us ,that’s why is There illegal for you!

  32. jin valencia on July 24, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    This CBS media is exposing the real drone pilot location, Iranian people might already watched this video ,God bless all

  33. NASA limbu on July 24, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Lypship

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