January 26, 2012
Mineseeker’s Operations Director, Richard Trueman, is embarking on a series of important flight training courses in order to further develop his already impressive qualifications on rotary wing aircraft.
Over the next few months, Richard will spend a considerable amount of time completing essential training to comply with the new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Licence requirements. This will ensure that his test pilot status will be fully recognised when the new regulatory framework comes into place, as well as converting his previous military Instrument Flight Rules qualification into its civil equivalent.
Richard commented, ‘this is a great opportunity for me and will mean that Mineseeker complies with the most up to date pilot qualification requirements in its flying operations’.
‘It will also allow me to take an active role in the certification process of the company’s sensor technology on new aerial platforms’, he added.
In addition Richard will also be undertaking training and operations of unmanned aerial vehicles and evaluating their suitability as an operating platform for Mineseeker in the future.
The company has agreed to release Richard for 2-3 days per week in order for him to concentrate on both manned and unmanned flying over forthcoming months, after which it is anticipated that he will revert to his full time role with the company. Richard will continue to act as Operations Director during this time, although he will not take a seat on the Board again until he returns to his role in managing, full time, the day to day business of the company.