Advance Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Pilot Course
By C/Lt Col Jennifer Torres, Aguadilla Cadet Sq., Puerto Rico Wing | Publish: 4/10/2019

Photo: Puerto Rico Wing member, 2d Lt Luis Torres in the Advance Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Pilot Course at Maxwell AFB, Alabama.

Maxwell AFB, Ala. --

In representation of Puerto Rico Wing, 2d Lt Felipe A. Torres from the Aguadilla Cadet Squadron (PR-035) attended the Advance Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Pilot Course. The training, which lasted from Sunday, March 3 to Saturday, March 9, of this year, took place at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

2d Lt Torres, successfully completed the training on March 8, 2019, where he obtained the qualifications as an UAS Pilot for missions in aerial recognition “mapping”.

Four of these advanced new technology were assigned to Puerto Rico Wing, and 2d Lt Torres will have the honor to be in-charged of these UASs.

“The Advanced UAS Pilot Course was a very fulfilling experience. During the week of training we learned about the current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations regarding operation and safety in the use and handling of drones. We also spend a lot of time in the field flying some units assigned for the training. We are currently expecting about four UASs units for the use of the Puerto Rico Wing.”, said 2d Lt Felipe A. Torres after completing the course.

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