RUSTA Drone Scholarships 2020 – Winners Announced


On the 24th August 2020, the Air League and Eagle Eye Innovations/RUSTA, held an assessment day for the 2020 Drone Scholarships.

This follows the success of the 2019 programme which saw our two winners embark on careers with drones – Harry started his own drone photography business and Jemma, joined a multi-national web-based company as a drone flight operations officer.

This year, the assessment day consisted of an interview and a test flight using a DJI Mavic 2 Zoom with a 8 inch Crystal Sky screen. No previous experience was expected, rather, the test flight concentrated on understanding the aptitude of the shortlisted candidates in becoming drone pilots.

The Air League and RUSTA were absolutely blown away by the commitment and passion shown by all scholars who attended the assessment day and this led to an additional scholarship being awarded.

We are delighted to announce that this year’s successful scholars were:

  • Geraldine Hill
  • Archie Hilton-Bailey
  • Joe Potter

The scholars will receive a free place on the RUSTA UAS training course to attain their Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) and the opportunity to complete an NVQ Level 4 at the same time.

We would like to extend our congratulations to all of our winners and thank our sponsors at Eagle Eye Innovations for making this possible

For a full press release, click here.

If you are interested in taking part in a training course with Eagle Eye Innovations / RUSTA, visit their website to find out further information

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