Computer Based Training

The RUSTA Computer Based Training Package

Here at RUSTA, our goal is to ensure that you get every opportunity to become as safe and competent a commercial UAS operator, as possible. We’re here to support you at every stage in your quest to obtain a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the CAA and we realise that, if you are new to aviation, achieving a PfCO could appear to be quite a daunting prospect.

Our experience as a long established UAS Training Academy has taught us that it is not necessarily the content of the course that people see as a barrier, in fact, it’s quite the opposite. Previous candidates are inspired by the subject matter and have gone on to expand and develop their knowledge with RUSTA, in some cases constructing an Operating Safety Case, allowing them to operate UAS in Congested Areas. What we do appreciate however is that the diversity and volume of information that is out there can be ‘a little off-putting’…

Relax. Don’t worry. We’re here to help.

RUSTA offer several different learning mediums that substantiate and support your learning journey. One of which is the E-learning Portal, commonly known as the Computer Based Training (CBT) package.

Our CBT cuts right to the chase, identifying the most salient information, and packaging it neatly for ease of understanding.

Subjects covered include:

  • Air Law
  • Principles of flight
  • Meteorology
  • Flight Navigation
  • CAPS (Civilian Aviation Publications)

We provide the CBT primarily as an ‘appetiser’ if you are choosing the classroom route but we also offer a full CBT package for those candidates who are unable to attend a classroom course. It is user friendly and intuitive offering valuable information and the opportunity to progress at a pace that suits you. There are self-assessment questions at the end of each module, allowing you to consolidate your learning and check your own understanding.

Though it’s primary function is to ease you into the course and introduce you to the subject matter, the CBT can be used in many ways, to great advantage, throughout your piloting career. Once you become a RUSTA candidate, you will have ongoing, full and continuous access throughout your training and beyond. Indeed, previous candidates revisit the CBT to refresh their knowledge and use it as a source of reference for a variety of different reasons – investing in their knowledge as they do, and as Benjamin Franklin once said “An investment in Knowledge always pays the best interest”.

Unlike many of our competitors, our CBT becomes accessible to you free of charge once you enroll on to one of our PfCO courses. We’d love for you to take advantage of it!

More information on RUSTA and the services that we provide can be found at or you can contact the customer service team on 0800 7747347.