FAA doesn’t give you your wings. They just give you rules to follow when not using those wings in the manner the Air Force winged you for. RPA mantra sucks to be sure. The Air Force however treats you the same as 11’s for all intensive purposes. 11-202v3 applies to you. And you have to have an instrument qual even though most RPA have no ability to navigate, take off, or land legally in the weather. There is a significant difference between in cockpit flying and RPA. RPA does have people / leaders who want to be there and are trying to make it better. become one of them and figure out how to make it better. Unwanted or not that child is here and needs loved. There are very good reasons for 11 & 18’s being different. Although I don’t know about the same standards argument. Are you saying 18’s go through the same process that 11’s do to get their wings? I’m not familiar with that program. Having the same standards doesn’t mean you ended your program with the same experiences or ability. I feel for you man. I do. There are lots of drone opportunities in the civilian world and a lot of them do better than some airline pilots.