558 FTS ‘doubles down’ in effort to grow RPA pilot ranks
An MQ-9 Reaper, armed with GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, flies a combat mission over southern Afghanistan in this undated photo. The 558th Flying Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, has increased undergraduate remotely-piloted aircraft pilot training class sizes as part of an effort to double the number of graduates beginning in fiscal year 2017.

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Photo by: Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt |  VIRIN: 090127-F-NQ744-001.JPG