Pilot Uses Kickstarter To Adopt Predator Drone After Deployment | Duffel Blog
An mq-1 predator drone pilot in the US Air Force has raised enough money through the Kickstarter website to bring his military working drone back after deployment. Captain Martin Lewis and his drone flew more than 1500 hours of night missions together periodically dropping explosives on unsuspecting Taliban fighters and Pakistani wedding parties during the deployment.
Lewis said that he and the drone were both so overworked bored and underappreciated that they bonded over their common suffering reached by phone Lewis, told duffle TV. His drone Sparky is a hero who deserves to come home to he added that if the cute and lovable mq-1 predator wasn’t adopted, the Air Force would have put his best friend down sources within Lewis’s unit confirmed duffel TV That he does not in fact have any friends the cost of adopting the drone includes 1,000 in legal fees $ 10,000 for transport and 4.
5 million for the aircraft itself. Despite his friend lessness with his Kickstarter Lewis, tugged at the heartstrings of strangers, who donated over 5 million dollars, dr. Justin Holland, a psychiatrist who works with veterans and a major donor to the fundraiser, believes that all participants in battle should be welcomed back after service.
Every last one of them should come home: military working dogs, drones, tanks, hell, maybe even Marines, although Sparky is about 60 years old. In drone years, Lewis told reporters that he’s still very obedient and he would never kill anyone without his permission.