The University of Salamanca trains the Civil Guard air police as drone pilots
The closing of the course was chaired by the head of the Civil Guard's Head of Prosecutor and Borders / Immigration, Major General Juan Luis Pérez Martín; and the Vice-Rector for International Relations of the University of Salamanca, Efrem Yildiz
In total, about 200 personnel, mostly belonging to the PEGASO teams, the “air police” of the Civil Guard, have successfully passed the drone training given by the University of Salamanca, through its affiliated center, the Adventia Aeronautical School
This program, lasting almost two months and taught according to the standards of the State Agency for Aviation Safety (AESA), has allowed them to train in aeronautical regulations, general knowledge of aircraft, aeronautical procedures, air traffic services or advanced communications
The Civil Guard and the University of Salamanca have closed this morning, in the General Directorate of the Civil Guard, the Advanced Theoretical Program of RPAs (drones). The event was chaired by the head of the Civil Guard's Fiscal and Borders / Immigration Headquarters, Major General Juan Luis Pérez Martín and the Vice-Rector for International Relations of the University of Salamanca, Efrem Yildiz.
This program, which lasts almost two months and is taught according to the standards of the State Agency for Aviation Safety (AESA), has enabled agents to be trained in aeronautical regulations, general knowledge of aircraft, aeronautical procedures, air traffic services or advanced communications.
The Civil Guard personnel who have participated in this course are part of the so-called PEGASO teams (Specialist Police in Aeronautical Management and Operational Safety), specialized in the police control of airspace in general aviation and that are already deployed in all the Spanish geography.
Together with the surveillance of airfields, heliports, airports and emergency runways, these teams are responsible for the prevention and control of incidents with remotely piloted aircraft (drones) for which they have received this innovative training given by the School of Adventia pilots.
PEGASO teams are a pioneering initiative worldwide, insofar as today they constitute the only police units created ad hoc for police control of light aviation and drones.
In addition, their training follows Interpol's framework recommendations for drone incidents, placing the Civil Guard as a unique benchmark in the European and international context in the fight against aeronautical crimes.
These Teams depend on the Border Command and Maritime Police, recently created within the Civil Guard by the Ministry of the Interior to give a boost to the comprehensive response in terms of security in the area of border areas, in general, and in the maritime sector in particular, facing new challenges and threats, among which is the use of drones.
Adventia pilot school
The Adventia Pilot School is an Approved Training Organization (ATO) by the State Aviation Safety Agency, AESA, and a center attached to the University of Salamanca. It was the first pilot school authorized in Spain by the Council of Ministers (on July 18, 2014) to teach the Official Degree in Pilot in Commercial Aviation and Air Operations adapted to the European Higher Education Area, as recorded in the Registry of Universities, Centers and Titles (RUCT) of the Ministry.
It has more than 10,000 meters of facilities of the USAL Aeronautical Campus located at the Matacán Airport in which the theoretical and practical training of the students of the Degree in Commercial Aviation Pilot and Air Operations and of the Pilot Program of Airline Transportation (ATP-Plane) and as well as the Advanced RPAS Pilot Course in Low Risk Operations, taught according to the specifications agreed upon by the AESA State Agency for Air Safety.
For more information, you can contact the Press Office of the Civil Guard on the telephone number 915 146 010.