The first eight officers with no previous flying backgrounds being trained under a beta test initiative to pilot the MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted vehicle were among the class of 10 pilots and nine sensor operators that graduated from initial qualification training at Creech AFB, Nev., Sept. 25, 2009. Here, a Predator takes off from Creech on a training sortie on that same day.
Air Force photo by SSgt. Brian Ferguson
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