First face to face training session in months for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team's drone section
Members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team’s drone section took part in a search for a missing person as part of their first face to face training session in several months.
The operation of the team’s drone section had been reviewed over the last couple of months. Drone pilots are certified by the Civil Aviation Authority and fly under strict rules.
Sunday’s training was the team’s first face to face session for several months.
A spokesperson for Buxton Mountain Rescue said: “The team simulated a search for a missing person, over an area of scree banks, old quarries, marsh land and sections of water, with the areas being searched quickly and efficiently.”
It is a requirement drone pilots maintain certain levels of competency, complete a specified minimum amount of flight time, and ensure operational safety.
The spokesperson added: “The team is grateful to the landowner for allowing the team to fly on their land.”