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Sunday, July 10, 2005

No Suicide Pilots?

This is with reference to Leo Pretty's letter of above caption (November 27). Leo says, the report 'September 11 attacks without suicide pilots' (November 22) was ridiculous, that there were no suicide pilots in the planes that crashed, but perhaps Leo has not enough knowledge about it. This information is available at URL http://www.itn.co.uk/news/20010424/worls/05robotplanes.htm.
It seems that Leo does not believe in robotic technology, but this is what Rod Smo\ith, the Australian Global Hawk manager says, "The aircraft essentially flies itself, right from takeoff, right through to landing, and even taxxing off the runway".

Readers Column, The Nation December 3, 2001.