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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48 Comments

  1. Jason Tempel on March 2, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    Warmongering Terrorist Bootlickers / SPYGATE

  2. Shane valencia on March 2, 2021 at 11:43 pm

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

  3. Hasan Hasani on March 2, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    ل جنگم

  4. Lan Thanh on March 2, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    You will suffocate if someone deflates in the control room

  5. rafael ramirez on March 2, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    I’m 11 and my uncle operates a drone. But my mom says he wakes up screening and has diarrhea.

  6. Ken benny on March 2, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Serial killers for money…..

  7. blue280485 on March 2, 2021 at 11:49 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😔

  8. ching song on March 2, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    We have sick people in America

  9. Stephanie Perez on March 2, 2021 at 11:52 pm

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

  10. Lincoln Wikipedia on March 2, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    this is the coolest job ever but the problem is I love sleeping so in case we’re doing night operation sorry paw 🐾 am asleep

  11. AirSerb on March 2, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    This man in the container killed more people ( playin video game ), than some operative soldier.

  12. Atomic Boy on March 2, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    My drone has PTSD.

  13. Miko Crazy on March 2, 2021 at 11:57 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!

  14. Nite Lite on March 2, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Is there a shortage of these guys? Looks like a dope career

  15. James Dooling on March 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm

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

  16. Wilson'sStepBrother on March 3, 2021 at 12:03 am

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

  17. longshot gaming on March 3, 2021 at 12:05 am

    "what ever you call it" uav inbound

  18. NASA limbu on March 3, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Lypship

  19. Bibaat Bibaat on March 3, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Made in the USA quality

  20. mikeyb byekim on March 3, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Ya and who said playing video games weren’t beneficial for a kids future???

  21. djcool254 on March 3, 2021 at 12:10 am

    This is virtual.

  22. youtuber on March 3, 2021 at 12:10 am

    TRUE KEYBOARD WARRIORS

  23. Ambar on March 3, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Where are these alien cheeks.

  24. David Rosen on March 3, 2021 at 12:13 am

    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.

  25. ching song on March 3, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Rip soliemani

  26. Aaron on March 3, 2021 at 12:15 am

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

  27. NC Styles on March 3, 2021 at 12:15 am

    When you have these. No need for jet fighters.

  28. Javier solis on March 3, 2021 at 12:15 am

    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 ?

  29. TarkovMorty on March 3, 2021 at 12:15 am

    “1000 hours everyday” 🗿

  30. Reborn on March 3, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Eww block 15s

  31. Aatma Parmatma on March 3, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Excellent technology

  32. icyFritter on March 3, 2021 at 12:16 am

    UGH I WANNA DO
    THIS

  33. Azul Nadamdamin on March 3, 2021 at 12:22 am

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

  34. mikeyb byekim on March 3, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Incredible so much destruction can be achieved in such remote baron deserts of nothing in middle of nowhere

  35. neatchip123 on March 3, 2021 at 12:22 am

    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…

  36. Desmo S on March 3, 2021 at 12:24 am

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

  37. oneofthesixbillion on March 3, 2021 at 12:28 am

    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.

  38. Sasha White on March 3, 2021 at 12:29 am

    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.

  39. Eric Wright on March 3, 2021 at 12:30 am

    They should call the it the GRIMREAPER.

  40. 21boxhead on March 3, 2021 at 12:30 am

    I BOMB CIVILIANS EVERYDAY AND GET TO ENJOY GOING HOME WITH MY WIFE AND KIDS EVERYDAY

  41. WHITENIGHT NIGHT on March 3, 2021 at 12:33 am

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

  42. ching song on March 3, 2021 at 12:33 am

    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

  43. Daniel Reid on March 3, 2021 at 12:36 am

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

  44. PAPA JIB on March 3, 2021 at 12:36 am

    https://youtu.be/aUx-VEY8pPY check out my latest drone video I’m a new pilot subscribe please

  45. Lan Thanh on March 3, 2021 at 12:36 am

    The person in the control room is horribly deflating, the person next to you will choke or go crazy

  46. RealTalk PH on March 3, 2021 at 12:37 am

    How can we apply lol

  47. Joel V on March 3, 2021 at 12:37 am

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

  48. 40rdmag on March 3, 2021 at 12:39 am

    drone pilot are the biggest cowards in the military.

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