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DGAC director heads CEFAA session in Santiago

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 30 nov 2018, 5:00 por Plataforma Sites Dgac   [ actualizado el 19 ago 2020, 8:26 ]
DGAC’ General Director, Aviation General Víctor Villalobos Collao, welcomed eight academics of excellence who joined CEFAA as external advisors.

The Committee's Director spoke about CEFAA's progresses during 2018.

CEFAA's annual meeting, led by DGAC's Director and General Secretary.

Diana Belvederessi (right) and Priscilla Nowajewski (left), new advisors to the Committee.

Scientists, academics and representatives from Military, Law and Order institutions are part of the Committee. From Left to right: Luis Donoso Tapia, Luis Donoso Carmona, Hans Kock, Jaime Téllez, Jorge Carrasco and Mario Dussuel.
DGAC’s Director, along with General Secretary Ricardo Gutiérrez Recabarren, led the Committee for Studies on Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (CEFAA) annual meeting, which took place at the offices of the Central Aeronautics Building, in Santiago.
The institutional authority commended CEFAA’s work and welcomed the eight new advisors of the highest academic credentials, including Fondart’s advisor, image specialist and former La Tercera newspaper photo laboratory chief Diana Belvederessi and Universidad de Chile’s physicist and Ph.D. in fluid dynamics candidate Priscilla Nowajewski.

During the one hour meeting, the Committee’s director, Hugo Camus Palacios, gave a public account of the work done this year, highlighting the progress in writing reports and diffusion at airports, airstrips, institutes and universities in Santiago and provinces.

He also spoke about completed projects and others planned for the 2019-2020 period, including consultations made with Millarca Valenzuela, a geologist especialized in meteorites, who is running a project to monitor the fall of meteorites in Chile.

Advisors of excellence

“We are proud to have a select team of external and internal advisors and the contribution made by the Military delegates to the Committee's work,” the General Director said.

The new advisors will be an important contribution to CEFAA’s work, he added, as a part of an aeronautical system founded by Commodore Arturo Merino Benítez, who created the General Aeronautics Administration and Chile’s Air Force in 1930.

He also highlighted the progress at the Administration and the people who work at it, as well as the work to enlarge “Arturo Merino Benítez” airport, the main aerial venue in the country.