The 31 October 2019, at the Hangar Helicopters of the Helicopter Station of the Italian Navy of Catania, took place the ceremony of delivery of the patents to the technical helicopter specialists mechanical, electronic and flight operators, attended by the commander of the Navy Air Forces Military, rear-admiral Placido Torresi and the commander of Catania Helicopter Station, Captain Riccardo Buralli.
Family members and friends of the specialists, representatives of the city institutions, of the other Armed Forces, some sections of veterans, a section of officers of the Qatari Air Force, in training at the Catania Helicopter Station training center participated in the ceremony. , as well as a section of pupils of the Polytechnic of the Sea "Duca degli Abruzzi" and of the Aeronautical Technical Institute "Arturo Ferrarin" of Catania.
The Air Forces of the Navy and of the Harbor Master's Office, by virtue of their peculiar professional level, operate in close synergy with other State Bodies and Bodies both at national and local level, training institutes and private industry. The delivery of patents traditionally represents the occasion to establish this link, offering the patronage of the ceremony to illustrious personalities who take on the role of "Guide" for the newly-patented.
The courses 70 ° flight operators SH90 and EH101, 29 ° flight operators CCPP, 31 ° avionics EH101, 98 ° machine technicians EH-101, were proudly accompanied during the ceremony by the commander Maritime Sicily, rear-admiral Andrea Cottini.