2020 Drone Scholarship Programme


The Air League is delighted to announce that Eagle Eye Innovations and RUSTA are sponsoring two places on their PfCO Drone Training Course for two lucky Air League members. On completion of the training and subsequent project work, the recipients will gain an NVQ Level 4 as well as the capability to operate drones professionally upon successful registration with the CAA.

The outcome of this scholarship can be life-changing as was proven by last year’s success stories. Jemma, one of the winners of the scholarship has gone onto secure employment with a multi-national company in their drone delivery service operation and Harry has established his own company. The Air League is immensely proud of both of them and hope that we can Change Lives Through Aviation again with this year’s cohort.

About RUSTA (Eagle Eye Innovations)

Established in 2014, RUSTA is one of the longest running CAA Accredited National Qualified Entities (NQE) in the United Kingdom.

Based on a solid aviation experience, RUSTA has trained over 2000 operators from many varied industries across the world. Uniquely, all of RUSTA’s instructors and management come from a rich background in aviation from such organisations as the Royal Air Force, Army Air Corps , Policing and Civil Aviation. This has not only allowed RUSTA to provide recommendations to the CAA but has also allowed accreditation through ProQual to allow RUSTA to award NVQ level 3 and 4 qualifications.

RUSTA’s experience in the UAS field has allowed the development of world class, industry leading courses and services.

With regards to Emergency Services RUSTA has trained many Police and Fire Service operators throughout the United Kingdom. RUSTA is also proud to have delivered its course to elements of the Armed Forces Including the Royal Air Force.

RUSTA is a proud Silver Award recipient of the Armed Forces Covenant Employers Recognition Scheme.

To find out more about RUSTA, click here.

About the Opportunity

We will be holding an assessment day on the 24th August 2020 at the RUSTA HQ in Lincolnshire. The assessment will be outside and you will have a chance to fly a drone as part of this. We are not looking for experienced operators, rather a natural talent, enthusiasm and motivation. The residential course itself will take place in September 2020 and will involve a 3-day state in Lincolnshire with further course work to be undertaken from home.

We will be opening applications on the 20th July 2020. Please click here for further information about this scholarship and to apply.

You will need to be a member of the Air League for this opportunity. To join, visit our shop.

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