Drone pilots face exhaustion, Air Force responds

Monday - 12/19/2011, 8:27am EST

You might not think about it this way, but the people who operate the drones are showing signs of exhaustion.

USA Today reports that the airmen in charge of the Predators, Reapers and Global Hawks are complaining of increasing workloads, shift changes and mind-numbing monotony.

An Air Force psychologist who conducted a six-month study of drone operators says there's just not enough people. The Air Force is aware. In November it started to increase staff for the drone programs.

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