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 Team

Who We Are

With hundreds of hours in flight, our unique cinematic approach is solidly rooted in a decade of professional experience. Our studio's strength lies in our diverse backgrounds in architecture, cinematography, photography and graphics.

Jason Parkett

Creative Director

Quadcopters differ from conventional helicopters, which use rotors that are able to vary the pitch of their blades dynamically as they move around the rotor hub. In the early days of flight, quadcopters were seen as possible solutions.

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

Drone training professionals discover sharp rise in women enrolling on UAV courses

More women are reaching for the stars in 2018 than ever before as the UK’s leading drone training experts reveal a dramatic increase in women enrolling on its courses. RUSTA, which offers Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved National Qualified Entity (NQE) training courses covering a wide range of commercial industries and backgrounds, noticed an upsurge in women across the UK registering on its courses in the last 12 months.

Drone training professionals share expertise at university lectures

RUSTA recently taught 16 members of staff from three out of four of the UWE’s faculties. The participants came from departments as diverse as Engineering Design & Mathematics, Film & Journalism and Geographic & Environmental Management, where they learnt pre-flight processes and procedures, flight manoeuvres and emergency procedures.

UK’s leading Drone Training Professionals award their first NVQ Diplomas

RUSTA awarded Amy Cheeseman and Sophie Harwood, of Waldeck Consulting, with ProQual NVQ Level 4 diplomas on Friday. The pair were the ambassadors for Waldeck completing their original UAV course in April 2017.