Gather and analyze information about production processes.
Directs flight path of remotely-piloted photo reconnaissance or target aircraft along predetermined flight course from command center in guide aircraft or ground station: Operates aircraft controls from command center by remote radio and closed circuit video transmission to direct aircraft to take off, follow flight path, and land, utilizing knowledge of aircraft navigation and aircraft flight characteristics. Analyzes performance data and prepares reports covering airframe, guidance, power plant, and mechanical controls of aircraft after ground or flight testing. Confers with engineering, inspecting, and manufacturing personnel concerning success of flight tested aircraft or need for corrective action. May assist with preflight inspection of aircraft. May direct flight path of guided missiles, utilizing remote computerized controls, and be designated Missile-Control Pilot.