AGROEXPO – Drones for Agriculture

30. January 2015

AGROEXPO, Spain. Our certified retailer from “The Drone Institute” Alexis Noguer conquers Spanish skies with the AscTec Falcon 8. After the AscTec Falcon 8 got approved and recommended by the Spanish authority SENASA for professional, civil drone use, now the way for operations of drones for agriculture, wood and forestry is opened. Including the AGROEXPO.

The international exhibition AGROEXPO focuses on wood, forestry and agriculture and is one of the most important fairs in Spain. Since Spain is the so called “European Vegetable and Fruit Garden” the demand in innovative solutions in that field was great. Thus “drones for agriculture” for remote sensing and thermal inspection to monitor farmland like meadows, bounds and orchards. A large cage enabled live flights within the halls of the exhibition. Alexis Noguer invited to test and experience the unique flight performance of the AscTec Falcon 8 there.

Like in many other European countries, in Spain strict criteria and requirements contribute to make the professional, civil drone use difficult. Currently only an officially certified UAV pilot with an official UAV pilot licence is allow to operate drones in Spain. Therefore SENASA offers special RPAS basic and advanced courses.

“SENASA introduced the AscTec Falcon 8 to there training program, after they tested and approved the drone, they now even recommend it.” Alexis Noguer, AscTec Professional Line Retailer, The Drone Institute.

Accordingly demand among professional operators and industries is rising, since benefits and savings have already been recognized by many industries. For instance at the agriculture exhibition AGROEXPO by Feval in Don Benito, Badajoz, Spain.

Impressions – AGROEXPO 2015:

After several months of total prohibition the commercial UAV use on 7th July 2014 was allowed again. However an official pilot licence is mandatory now. To get such a UAV pilot licence you must pass an examination containing of theory (60 h) and practice (8–10 h). Only a nationally accredited flight school is allowed to train and examine that.

Now SENASA offers the AscTec Falcon 8 training course in English, too. You are invited to directly contact Alexis Noguer or SENASA, if you are interested. Further information about the SENASA drone training course you can find here:

*Services and Studies for Air Navigation and Aeronautical Safety. Partnering: Aena, ICAO – International Civil Aviation Organization, Aeronautica Civil, Joint Aviation Authorities, EASA – European Aviation Safety Agency, Eurocontrol, INTA, Civil Aviation Authority, Europäische Union, Ministerio de Fomento, Federal Aviation Administration, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung, COPAC – Colegio de Pilotos de la Aviacion Comercial, AIRBUS – an EADS company, COCESNA, AECA – Asociacion Espanola de Companias Aereas, Iberia, Advenita – European College of Aeronautics, Avia Solutions Group, Banco Mundial

Alexis Noguer – AGROEXPO 2015 – Interview [SPANISH]:

Contact – The Drone Institute:

Alexis Noguer is certified AscTec Professional Line in Spanien.

Alexis Noguer – The Drone Institute: