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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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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 Launches Exclusive Alumni membership package

Rusta’s ‘Alumni’ membership will be available from midday today and will offer exclusive benefits and discounts across a whole range of drone training services. The benefits of the Alumni include ongoing support with Operations manuals, networking events, discounts on products & services.

Should we be worried?

Little over a week ago in Caracas, Venezuela an attempted assassination took place against the country’s premier, President Maduro. Nothing new you might say, there have been many assassination attempts in South America in recent times. However, what sets this apart from other attacks was it came remotely, from the air by a small fleet of drones.

Why Chester?

One of our favourite locations for RUSTA is Chester. The city of Chester is steeped in history and the comfortable venue is conveniently located outside of the city. The location is also ideally located for access as it’s near to the M53, A55 and M56. It attracts candidates not only from Chester and the surrounding area, but North Wales and Merseyside.