The Reaper may be unmanned, but it does have a pilot--on the ground. The remote ground station for the is a half a world away, at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada (the locale in the picture here). Training missions for the Reaper crews began there in March. At the moment, the Air Force has nine Reapers in its inventory; it didn't reveal how many are in Afghanistan.
October 17, 2007 9:00 AM PDT
Photo by: U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Larry E. Reid Jr.