Not so long ago, having an aircraft in your garage, piloting and having fun with an aircraft when the weather is good or becoming a pilot for just two weeks was a science fiction. Today, thanks to the new regulation changes that includes new Light Sport Aircraft category and especially thanks to the ICON
Maybe it looks like some aliens technology but we are not talking about UFO here. This is Odysseus, solar powered aircraft designed to accomplish complex mission, to sustained uninterrupted flight for over five years at altitudes of 60,000 feet (18 000 meters) – 90,000 feet (27 000 meters).
Your pilots are no better than my 12 year old son. He can handle an unmanned aircraft better than your pilots which are spending a years in USAF pilot academy. These are common words which are spoken during the conversations between Pentagon officials and the heads of the United States Air Forces.