Initiatives for Air Force Remotely Piloted Aircraft
IDGA Q&A with Col Tom Buckner
Dep Dir-Current Capabilities/Reserve Advisor
RPA Capabilities (RPA TF), AF/A2CU
Col Tom Buckner started his Air Force career as a traditional pilot. He flew rescue and special operations C-130s in the active duty and AF Reserve, flying 4,400 hours in 18 years. In 2002, he was brought back on temporary active duty to fly the RQ-4 Global Hawk, as part of the initial cadre setting up the first operational, training and reserve RQ-4 squadrons. He flew and instru...
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