News>Photo essay: Academy cadets participate in Scan Eagle operations
U.S. Air Force Academy cadets launch a Scan Eagle, a remotely piloted aircraft, July 6, 2010, at Fort Carson, Colo. Each student operated the Scan Eagle during six 40-minute training periods of actual flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans)
by Bill Evans and Mike Kaplan
U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs Office
8/2/2010 - FORT CARSON, Colo. (AFNS) -- U.S. Air Force Academy cadets participated in a remotely piloted aircraft, or RPA, course of instruction here July 6. The cadets familiarized themselves with RPA operations by launching and controlling a Scan Eagle over a "village" during six 40-minute training periods of actual flight.