by War News Updates Editor The Air Force Men Who Fly Drones In Afghanistan By Remote Control -- The Telegraph The unmanned aircraft patrolling the skies above Afghanistan are controlled by pilots sitting in front of screens as far as 7,000 miles away Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan is reckoned to be as busy as Gatwick. Every few minutes the cloudless skies are filled with the roar of a military fighter taking off hugging the ground to avoid pot shots by the Talibans crude rockets before disappearing into the heat haze. In between there is a more persistent sound: the high-pitched whirr of 'drones military aircraft without a human on board as they head out for 18-hour stints monitoring the vast empty spaces of Afghanistan. This sound, generated by the aircrafts tail propeller, is a constant white noise for the inhabitants of Kandahar Airfield. Read more ....Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph My Comment: An informative and comprehensive look at the drone war in Afghanistan. And most of them are flown by pilots sitting in comfy, air conditioned buildings at Creech AFB just north of Las Vegas.