Unmanned Aircraft: The Good, the Bad, the UglyGraham Warwick April 20, 2016
Unmanned aircraft have been part of the aviation scene for as long as Aviation Week has—longer, if attacks by pilotless bomb-carrying balloons in the late 1800s are included. But the history of UAVs is a cycle of enthusiasm and indifference, success and failure, a journey from urgent requirement to frontline action to neglected storage. But that cycle has been broken, and unmanned aircraft are here to stay, in military and civil aviation. We take a look at a few of the many UAVs flown over the past 100 years.