The Air Force Turned an F-16 Into a Drone

September 24, 2013 | Andy Cush

In the impressive, terrifying video above, an F-16 takes off, flies around for a while, hits mach 1.47, comes down, and sticks a perfect landing–all without a pilot inside. Yes, the U.S. Air Force and Boeing have turned a fighter plane into a drone, making a UAV out of a regular-ol’ AV. They’re calling it the QF-16, and they’re saying it will simply be used for training, enabling pilots to practice facing of against–and actually open fire on–an actual plane. We’ll see about that.