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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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Operating Area

We deliver courses nationwide. Our head office is in Lincoln, East Midlands.

Our goal is to make you a professional

“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

Latest News

RUSTA Drone Training Specialists partner with ARC Aerial Imaging

RUSTA partners with ARC Aerial Imaging to deliver market leading 2-day SUAS business development course in Drone Aerial Imaging for Mapping and Surveying. Andy Carmen Managing Director of ARC Aerial Imaging will be delivering the course at RUSTA’s Head Quarters in Lincoln.

Flight Brief

Are you unsure of what to include and how to deliver a flight brief?
Watch this flight brief from one of our candidates at our Lincoln test centre, which is a great example of how to approach your flight brief.

Podcast with Geeky Brummie on Brum Radio
RUSTA had the pleasure of meeting with Geeky Brummie who are Brum Radio's regular dose of Saturday chaos, live from 12pm every Saturday. Geeky Brummie create Podcasts for Brum Radio where we had the chance to discuss RUSTA drone training. We met at the Business Solutions Centre in Telford where we host our RPCS PfCO Drone Training courses. It was…