At a point, we have to pause and realize that the aerospace industry has made huge advancements through forward-looking innovation and collaboration. A cause to celebrate: the US has some of the most sophisticated aircraft in the world. But, this is hardly news.
I just wanted to mention that we still don't have it quite like the little guys. They require no equipment and are perfectly optimized, in their diversity, for varied missions.
See our other flighted friends in "Aviators By Design and Assistance by Necessity" now