Eagle Eye Innovations Ltd


Eagle Eye Innovations (EEI) are a team of ex-MQ-9 operators who specialise in training, support to operations, contracted turnkey ISR solutions, and consultancy of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), ranging from Small UAS (sUAS) to Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). EEI can provide you with the tools needed to operate UAS effectively and safely within a range of constrained environments. Our aircrew are the most experienced UAS operators available in Industry.

Established in 2014, RUSTA is EEI’s sub-25kg training academy and is one of the longest running CAA accredited National Qualified Entities (NQE)/Recognised Assessment Entities (RAE) in the United Kingdom.

RUSTA has a rich background in aviation, with all our instructors and management coming from such organisations as the Royal Air Force, Army Air Corps, UK Police Force and Civil Aviation. Drawing on this deep ex-military aviation experience, RUSTA has trained over 2000 operators across the world spanning the Defence, Security, and Civilian sectors.

Our world class experience and the quality of our courses means that, in addition to RUSTA providing customer sUAS recommendations to the CAA, we are able to offer NVQ level 3 and 4 qualifications accredited by ProQual.


  • COVID-19 Update- How has it changed the way we operate ?

    It seems a lifetime ago since the team and I locked up the EEI/RUSTA office and headed home to begin, what was then, an unknown lockdown working regime and an even more uncertain future for SUAS training. Eight months later, as we wait for government decision makers, we are wondering if we may have to… Read more…

  • RUSTA drone scholarships success story continues in 2020…

    PRESS RELEASE   7 September 2020   Eagle Eye Innovations academy, RUSTA, conducted a selection day for this year’s Air League scholarship scheme for Unmanned Air Vehicles/Drones. This is the second year that RUSTA has worked with the Air League to provide scholarships to two candidates and the scheme was open to Air League members… Read more…

  • Eagle Eye Innovations Ltd nominated as finalist in ‘small business of the year’ Lincolnshire technology + innovation awards 2020

    We are delighted to have been nominated once again, as a finalist in the Lincolnshire Technology + Innovation Awards 2020 in the category ‘Small Business Of The Year’   There were over 100 entries, and almost 70 businesses, organisations and individuals have been shortlisted for the sixth annual 2020 Lincolnshire Technology & Innovation Awards. Organised by… Read more…

  • Corona Virus Side Effects – A Springboard for Innovation?

    In such difficult uncertain times it’s hard to plan the next few days, let alone the next few months. When reports about a new virus emanating from China trickled through in December 2019 very few of us would have envisaged the situation we find ourselves in today. As I write this I am working from… Read more…

  • Part 1 Drone Employment – A short history

    Are you looking to get started in a career as a Drone Pilot? If so, you may have many questions such as What qualifications will I need?  How much can I earn?  Who can I work for? Hopefully by reading this paper you may get a better understanding of the industry and where it’s likely… Read more…

  • Eagle Eye Innovations Ltd win ‘Small Business of the Year’ Award 2019

    Eagle Eye Innovations Ltd (EEI) had the honour of receiving ‘Small Business of the Year’ award at the Lincolnshire Technology and Innovation awards. On the 13th June 2019 the Annual Lincolnshire Technology and Innovation awards took place at the Lincolnshire Showground. This is the fifth time the event has been held and, with a 140… Read more…


    The TCS Consortium, comprising Top Cover Solutions, 3SDL and Eagle Eye Innovations, is delighted to announce their success in the recent UK Air Command competition to provide simulator instructional support to front-line RAF MQ-9 Reaper squadrons. The Consortium will be delivering training in tactics and procedures using the MALET-JSIL Aircrew Trainer (MJAT) simulator, embedded with… Read more…


    RUSTA CYMRU Drone Course

    RUSTA Drone Training Academy hosted their 1st course in Caerphilly last week, and what a success it was! 6 delegates attended the 2 day theory course, with 4 of those choosing to stay on for day 3 to attend the Operations Manual workshop and 2 going on to complete the course that afternoon by doing… Read more…


    RUSTA’s Guide to CAP1763

    CAP1763 fundamentally changes the way drones can operate inside controlled airspace. The rules are both more restrictive and also potentially more permissive. This guide will help you understand the changes as they affect your Operations Manual.


    RUSTA Revamped course for 2019

    RUSTA are pleased to announce the restructure of their existing RPCS classroom course for Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO).  The structure has changed slightly, this is to make it more practical for those wanting to complete the theory course, operations manual and flight test all at once. RUSTA understand that people lead busy working lives and… Read more…

  • Eagle Eye Innovations Ltd receive Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Silver Award

    Eagle Eye Innovations Ltd (EEI) had the honour of receiving the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Silver Award and are thrilled to be recognised for their efforts.
    The Defence Employer recognition scheme recognises employers who support Defence personnel and inspire others to do the same.  Eagle Eye Innovations Ltd is a veteran run company with all their air instructors having served on RAF frontline squadrons at some point in their careers. They recognise that without their professional Royal Air Force training, experience and discipline accrued whilst serving, Eagle Eye Innovations Ltd wouldn’t be able to offer the world class services it does today.


  • The whole experience I have had with you guys has been amazing! I will definitely be recommending you to any of my photog friends looking into drones. I cannot thank you enough.

    Aaron Yorke - Owner

    Incircles Photography

    August 2020
  • Within a couple of months of passing my exams and flight test I’ve already picked up some large aerial photography contracts so am looking forward to developing my skills further and will be hoping to do a more advanced course in the future as I upgrade my equipment and approach more difficult commissions.

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    David Lindsay - Owner

    Photos By David

    August 2020
  • Just a quick thank you for the seamless, professional and top drawer trading that was delivered over the last 3 days. The course was thorough, well delivered and professionally validated. I will certainly be recommending your course to others who wish to gain the PfCO.

    Mark Whelan

    St George's Preparatory School

    August 2020
  • Sion was able to answer any questions that myself or team had and was extremely professional and with his service in the RAF very qualified to deliver the training package in a way that we could understand having no previous knowledge on the subject.

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    Shaun Hunter - Accountable Manager

    Cheshire Constabulary

    June 2020