The Falcon takes off
Recently, two Air Force pilots controlled the 1st successful flight that was carried out from the ground station located at the Tydall Air Force Base in Florida. The maiden flight of the F-16 Fighting Falcon took off from the runway as usual and also completed an entire series of complex simulated air maneuvers over the Gulf of Mexico. During these maneuvers, they surpassed the speed of sound & landed safely too. The commanders at the base said that it was a little different to see the plane with no pilot in it but the flight was excellent, all the way around.
It is a perfect replication of different real world and current situations & the aircraft platforms that they can shoot as targets. Now they have a highly sustainable, 9 G capable, aerial target. The Air Force has also maintained that this QF-16s will be used only in their training exercises whenever pilots are completing any dogfight-simulations in the air.