The Brecon Mountain Rescue team has got the go ahead from the CAA meaning its drone project is now operational.
The organisation’s team has seven CAA qualified pilots, three of which are now operational.
To help with its work, the team has received a donation of a DJI Mavic Enterprise dual to enable the development of a search and rescue resource to use on team call outs.
Announcing the news via Facebook, the group also confirmed it is working with a university developing a specific search and rescue drone, with enhanced search capabilities and pay load capability.
This means that vital medical equipment such as a defibrillator could be delivered directly to a casualty site before MR personnel are even able to get to the scene.
The Brecon Mountain Rescue team thanked Brecon Beacons National Park and National Trust Brecon Beacons and Monmouthshire for giving permission for training in specific areas and access to all areas for call out purposes.
Drone flying in the Beacons is restricted for the protection of the environment and members of the public.