Put some goddamn cameras and project the image in the cockpit.
Pilots look anywhere and everywhere when they fly, especially for close air support when the targets are on the ground. This is an advantage they have over Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV), fast response to threats and quick updates to situational awareness. Projectors do not come anywhere close to replacing window capability and the USAF views windows as infeasible for that reason.
But then ... Why have the pilot inside the plane? Project the images in a screen at the HQ and have the pilot sit comfortably while he sips his coffee.
You hit the reason that the USAF is moving towards UAVs. They have quick response time and can direct the AV in a more stable manner. However, autopilots and guidance systems do not come close to completing with a pilot in common sense, not yet anyway. Pilots can look and identify surface to air missiles, anit-aircraft munitions, and other threats on the ground and know to immediately avoid that area while a UAV does not have that capability, and can get shot down. Looking video through a camera does not compare to cockpit view of the combat area. Requests for UAV support have exact steps to go through and do not respond to sudden changes in situations unless an operator interprets the situation and sends new commands, while a pilot can respond to changes in the situation instantaneously. UAVs take dangerous tasks away from pilots very well, but they cannot yet accomplish all tasks.
But then... Why have pilots at all? Send drones for intel and missiles for action.
You hit the goal of the USAF. But it will be a while before UAVs can dogfight and consistently use common sense like a pilot does.
But then... Why go flying? Invest in better optics, put a satellite over the location and act upon your enemies by sending... ninja.
The US Military has the best satellite optics there are, and is constantly improving them. However, when you're looking at an object from 400 km away that's refracted through 100 km of atmosphere of varying temperature and density, there are limits to image quality. Nothing beats using those same optics and getting closer, like on a UAV flying over the object.