Our Team

Our Team

Sion Roberts BA (Hons)

Managing Director/ Instructor/Evaluator

Sion has lead RUSTA from the beginning. With a 22 year RAF career behind him he started his flying career on Nimrod MR2’s before moving to the MQ9 Reaper. Sion spent hislast three years on exchange with the United States Air Force as an Instructor before realising the exciting opportunities that Small Unmanned Air Systems could bring to the commercial environment. Winner of the DJI global aerial photography competition in 2014 Sion is experienced in many different aspects of UAV operations.

Kelly Alcock

Operations Manager

Kelly comes from an events and training background, bringing extensive administration and planning skills to the team. Kelly is responsible for the provision of all RUSTA services and the day to day running of RUSTA operations. For all your training requirements, Kelly will be your first point of contact.

Jim Rowlands

Training Manager

Jim Rowlands is responsible for making sure we adhere to our core values while staying fresh and relevant within the industry. With two years of SUAS instruction already under his belt and previous operational helicopter experience with the Puma fleet of the RAF.

Daniel Alward-Smith

Chief Instructor/Evaluator

A professional aviator through and through, Dan has been with RUSTA for two years and has always shone with his attention to detail and his knowledge. As an Army Air Corps pilot, on both rotary and fixed wing platforms, Dan is extremely experienced and qualified to teach and lead.

Charlie McGee


On leaving the RAF/MOD after 22 years as an Aeronautical Engineer Charlie became an MOD Specialist Instructional Officer. He has taught numerous RPC(S) courses, throughout the UK and conducted flight test evaluations.

Sarah Kingham BA (Hons)

Sales and Marketing Manager

Sarah Kingham is from a strong background in Advertising and Marketing communications, Sarah is leading the marketing strategy at RUSTA. Sarah is your primary point of contact and on hand to assist with all of your sales and marketing requirements.

Operating Area

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