Members of the New York Air National Guard's 174th Fighter Wing in Syracuse began flying training sorties with MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft out of the Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield on the grounds of Ft. Drum, N.Y., Oct. 18, 2011. These training flights will support the new MQ-9 schoolhouse that is scheduled to begin operating at Hancock Field, the wing's headquarters, in November 2011, to instruct active duty, ANG, Air Force Reserve, and foreign military MQ-9 pilots and sensor operators. Here, an MQ-9 assigned to the wing takes to the air for the first time from Wheeler-Sack, Oct. 18, 2011.
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