No matter who wins, WE all lose...
It's easy to get a waiver for the weight limit. Lots of giant-scale r/c'ers with planes twice that.
I'd rather they went retro and just use the suits from "2001" back in '68.
Government regulations on pilots and airplanes has gone through the roof and insurance has skyrocketed.
A 6000mph missile is impressive until it's hit by a laser or particle beam moving at the speed of light...
"Crack in the World" (1965). Might be on YouTube. Not bad for its time.
If it moves again, KILL IT! (I grew up watching those movies...)