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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

RAF Cosford marks the Dambusters’ 75th Anniversary

Royal Air Force Cosford marked the 75th Anniversary of the Dambusters’ Raid by holding a large sponsored walk on its airfield.

RUSTA are really proud of our flying instructor Charlie McGee for taking part and for the great photographs he captured of the event.

We are exhibiting at Lincolnshire Tech Expo 2018

RUSTA will be exhibiting at the Lincolnshire Tech Expo 2018 this year on Tuesday 5th June 2018 held in the Epic Centre at Lincolnshire Showground.

Operations Manual Renewal Dos and Dont’s

Has your ops manual renewal been rejected?  Are you scratching your head wondering what the CAA are after?

Don’t worry – you aren’t alone. You are in a rapidly advancing industry – what was okay last year is not necessarily okay this year.
This article will help you to work through some of the common reasons for rejection to get you that renewal as quickly as possible.