An MQ-1B Predator of the Texas Air National Guard's 147th Reconnaissance Wing flew the first sortie from the unit's newly assigned operating location on Ft. Polk Army Airfield, La., announced wing officials, March 8, 2012. They said the first Predator flight from Ft. Polk occurred on Feb. 6, 2012. According to wing officials, current FAA flight restrictions governing remotely piloted aircraft prevent the unit from operating from its home station at Ellington Field JRB, Tex., outside of Houston. Here, airmen of the wing prepare to launch an MQ-1 from Fort Polk.
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