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…

Mitie candidates flying high after completing RUSTA theory course

Bristol, UK – 31th June 2016 Mitie, the large national strategic outsourcing and energy services company, has completed the first round of Remote Pilot Certificate Theory training for 11 of its employees with RUSTA. The 11 candidates were predominantly from the Mitie commercial pest control services area and are planning to use drones and UAVs… Read more…

New venue announced for RUSTA in the northwest

Bristol, UK – 30th June 2016 Due to an increasing demand from customers, RUSTA will now offer a course in the popular city of Chester. The Chester Remote Pilot Certificate SUAS (RPCS) course will allow candidates located in the Liverpool, Manchester and North Wales area to attend the RUSTA UAV ground school course and be… Read more…

RUSTA completes training on the Aibot X6

  Bad Arolsen, Germany – 10th June 2016 RUSTA’s partnership with Leica Geosystems sees the RUSTA team taking up the Aibotix flight training program in Bad Arolsen, Germany this week. Leica Geosystems, specialists in capturing, analysing and presenting spatial information, delved into unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology to provide application-specific solutions to their key market… Read more…

UAVs: Use in Emergency Services

UK – 5th May 2016 The benefits of using UAVs (or drones) for Law Enforcement, First Response & Search and Rescue (SAR) missions is quite simple; a fast, efficient and cost effective solution that provides real-time information. From providing a birds-eye view of an area during a Search and Rescue mission, to manoeuvring into tight… Read more…

New drones for Surrey and Sussex Police

UK – 14th April 2016 The Surrey and Sussex Police have acquired four new state-of-the-art Aeryon SkyRanger drones. The Aeryon SkyRangers will add to the one already purchased by the forces in 2014. Used to support policing operations such as missing person searches, protester responses, airport security and crash scene investigations, the Aeryon SkyRanger is… Read more…

New Magazine for Commercial UAV Industry

UK – 29th March 2016 The highly successful UK Drone Show has released its first issue of the #ukdroneshow magazine. The organisers of Europe’s largest gathering of UAV and drone pilots, enthusiasts and professionals have created the magazine to keep the commercial market updated with the latest offerings. The magazine features articles on state-of-the-art technology… Read more…

RUSTA introduces new Exeter venue

UK – 21st March 2016 RUSTA will now be running a Remote Pilot Certificate course in Exeter. Due to an increase in demand from remote pilot operators wishing to receive their Permission for Aerial Work (PfAW) from the CAA, in order to operate their UAVs in the UK commercially and legally, RUSTA has added an… Read more…

RUSTA to offer cost effective route to PFAW

UK – 20th January 2016 RUSTA has announced it is to offer the most cost effective route to achieve CAA Permission For Aerial Work (PFAW) in the UK The decision to reduce the current cost of the Remote Pilot Certificate SUAS (RPCS) course comes after a successful first year as an original CAA National Qualified… Read more…

I’ve received a drone for Christmas, now where can I fly?

UK – 24th December 2015 You’ve unwrapped that present to find what thousands of others in the UK have received this Christmas, their very own Small Unmanned Air System (SUAS) or drone, as they are generally referred. This is great. The freedom of the air. The unrestricted ability to go above and beyond your own… Read more…