For some, the selection process is more important than the decision.
“When you’re going to make the decision, it’s like, ‘Well, what are the criteria?'” says Michelle Johnson, who recently graduated from the United States Air Force Academy.
Johnson, 32, is a fighter pilot with the U.S. Air Force.
She’s now flying her first mission for the U-2, the spy plane she’s flying to investigate a drone that’s allegedly used in human-rights abuses.
She says the UAVs are used for reconnaissance and surveillance.
“I like to fly my plane in a safe way, so I’m going to try to be respectful of the environment and the pilots and the aircrew,” she says.
Johnson is a female pilot.
She was also trained by a male pilot.
That means the UUV is a man’s plane.
But the UAS is made up of women, and it’s a different type of aircraft.
The U.U.S.’s chief engineer, Jeffery E. Jones, says in an email that he can’t discuss gender-specific aircraft design because of privacy concerns.
But Jones says he has confidence in the UUAs design.
“I’ve been a pilot for a long time,” he says.
“And there’s a lot of research that suggests it’s not that far off.”
The UUAS is powered by a pair of Pratt & Beech engines.
It weighs about 300 pounds, but Johnson says the engine’s power is enough to keep her up in the air.
Johnson’s UUA-1 is a private pilot.
Johnson is also an engineer, which means she has more experience flying in aircraft, and she’s been trained to fly with a different engine.
“We’re flying it in the simulator and flying it on the ground,” Johnson says.
Jones says it takes a lot for a woman to fly a UUAV.
The airplane’s wingspan is about 25 feet and its wingtips are less than 10 feet.
She uses ailerons that are designed to take off from vertical and land horizontally.
That’s how a woman can make the plane roll, she says, “but it’s hard to land in a straight line.”
Johnson’s goal is to get her UUCA-1 airborne at least once.
She hopes to do it in 2019.
But that depends on funding, and even then, the UAB is not going to do that.
The United States is not on the UIB program that was started in 2016 to make aircraft that can fly safely.
UAB Director of International Affairs David Stutzman says the program has “significant” funding problems.
The UAB has an official mission, but it’s also a private company, so it has to keep flying and keep getting money.
That will take time, Johnson says, but she’s willing to wait for a UAB to get funding.
The Air Force recently created a task force to address the funding challenges.
The group includes representatives from the Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department Of Transportation and other government agencies.
But it’s still in the early stages.
The Air Force said the goal is “to work through all the issues that exist, to ensure that UABs will be available in the Air Force inventory as quickly as possible.”