Mitie candidates flying high after completing RUSTA theory course

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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 for inspection of nesting birds, which eliminates risk and improves safety for their employees.

Mitie also plan to enhance their current property management services by providing aerial photography, structural inspection, thermal imaging (to indicate heat escape), and roofing inspection, using drones. This will allow servicing of their 1,500+ properties to be completed more efficiently by reducing time when inspecting for building repairs or gutter blockages.

Gareth Davies, the Southern Regional Director for Pest Control, explained how he found the course.

“The instructor was enthusiastic, and captivated everybody’s interest to ensure that all of the requirements of remote flying are taken on board. We all found it worthwhile as a whole.”

Mitie will now go on to complete practical, hands-on flight training and assessment with RUSTA.

To enhance your business through offering additional UAV services or if you simply want to get involved in the UAV industry, please contact RUSTA on 01454 643100 or to enquire about courses.



Rheinmetall’s Unmanned Systems Training Academy (RUSTA) is a leading provider of Small Unmanned Air System (SUAS) training in the UK. Owned and operated by RTP UK Ltd, a CAA approved National Qualified Entity (NQE), RUSTA’s instructors are experts in teaching and instructing candidates to become knowledgeable, proficient and above all safe SUAS operators. Specialising in training for all industries in order to fly legally and commercially in the UK, RUSTA prides itself on its professional delivery of safe aviation practices.