Looks like my contacts w/ the Army and AF were correct in their take - 10+ years ago-that there would be few actual pilots trained to pilot planes--that it would be mostly drones-
that knowledge drove many promising airmen- out of the Corps...
/the-drone-zone.-'pilots training using private citizens cars as targets-
"Today many of the pilots at Holloman never get off the ground. The base
has been converted into the U.S. Air Force’s primary training center for
drone operators, where pilots spend their days in sand-colored trailers near a runway from which their planes take off without them...."
"“Wait, you guys practice tracking enemies by using civilian cars?” a
reporter asked. One Air Force officer responded that this was only a
training mission, and then the group was quickly hustled out of the room.."