As a complete beginner to the SUA world and with only a few hours flight experience before attending the course, I found all the pre-learning material really helpful to gain an introductory knowledge to something completely new to me. This meant that, when I attended course everything started to fall into place and made sense quickly. The course was highly informative but also fun to be on, it has given me the knowledge and confidence to fly commercially and develop a new skill that a lot of my existing clientele were already using extensively.
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.
As the Accountable Manager for Cheshire Constabulary it was really important to select the right training provider to train police officers how to safely operator a UAS. We selected RUSTA due to their professional approach to the training and came highly recommended. Sion and his team at RUSTA was fantastic from the very start to the end. They provided easy to understand pre-course material which was further explained in the two day theory training – this equip myself and staff with all the skills to safely plan a UAS deployment.
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. Sion friendly approach aided myself and team to get to grasps with the handing of the UAS on the practical flight training and he promoted learning and developing as a team. Quite rightly RUSTA will put a lot of emphasis on safety and in any UAS operations this is critical. RUSTA was able to get myself and team to a level that could sit the exams and passed (first time) obtaining our qualifications to apply for a PfCO with the CAA.
For me, there is no question that I will be inviting RUSTA back to train further police officers. This is a fanatic course with a fantastic training provider; and on behalf of myself and team we would like to Thank Sion and RUSTA !