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Unmanned Aviation Specialists

RUSTA are one of the original drone and UAV academies in the UK. Established in 2014, RUSTA leads the way in UAV commercial training and has trained in excess of 1000 operators and entities. All RUSTA instructors are aircrew instructors from both the Royal Air Force and Army Air Corps with thousands of hours flying experience on both manned and unmanned platforms. No UAV training academy has more experience and is better qualified. RUSTA offers an unmatched variety of courses, created for individuals, companies or public entities from all industries and academic levels. RUSTA also offers national level accreditation with NVQ level 3 & 4. Additionally, RUSTA can design bespoke courses for the customers requirements.
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“It was informative, interesting, good natured, collaborative (students helping each other), well paced and invaluable.”

Glen Rigby, Freelance Photographer

“I thought the course was excellent! I thoroughly enjoy it. Relaxed yet very informative. The instructor’s RAF experience shone through, his delivery and tone (and sense of humour!) was first class and absolutely instilled confidence. A consummate professional.”

Neil Crawford, Crawford Aerial Imaging

“The instructor was superb.  I have attended many, many courses whilst serving in the Police over the last 26 years and he has to be one of the best Trainers I have the pleasure of being in the classroom with.  His anecdotes were excellent, as was his ability to keep the learning on track.  10/10 highly recommended.”

Rich, Professional Photographer, Richard Lewis Photography

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RUSTA delivers regulatory consultancy service to the Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong

The Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong have been investigating how the United Kingdom, America and Australian UAV businesses operate before implementing their own training course procedures and regulations.  RUSTA were honoured to be selected from a number of NQE’s to spend the week with the Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong this month offering their regulatory consultancy services.  The…

RUSTA Revamped course for 2019

RUSTA are pleased to announce the restructure of their existing RPCS classroom course for Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO).  The structure has changed slightly, this is to make it more practical for those wanting to complete the theory course, operations manual and flight test all at once. RUSTA understand that people lead busy working lives and the demand for a concise…

Eagle Eye Innovations Ltd receive Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Silver Award

Eagle Eye Innovations Ltd (EEI) had the honour of receiving the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Silver Award and are thrilled to be recognised for their efforts.
The Defence Employer recognition scheme recognises employers who support Defence personnel and inspire others to do the same.  Eagle Eye Innovations Ltd is a veteran run company with all their air instructors having served on RAF frontline squadrons at some point in their careers. They recognise that without their professional Royal Air Force training, experience and discipline accrued whilst serving, Eagle Eye Innovations Ltd wouldn’t be able to offer the world class services it does today.