Passenger drone: Unmanned plane takes maiden flight over UK skies
Large civilian planes remotely operated by a controller on the ground could become a reality within just a few years, after British aerospace giant BAE conducted a successful overland UK flight of an unmanned prototype for the first time.
As a precaution, two pilots sat in the cockpit, while the entire flight was conducted by an operator back at base.
„The pilots were sitting there having a coffee. They did not have to do anything,” said a BAE spokesman.