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RUSTA to offer cost effective route to PFAW

RUSTA has announced it is to offer the most cost effective route to achieve CAA Permission For Aerial Work (PFAW) in the UK

The decision to reduce the current cost of the Remote Pilot Certificate SUAS (RPCS) course comes after a successful first year as an original CAA National Qualified Entity (NQE).

RUSTA has reduced its 2016 prices in order to remain as a leading supplier of PFAW training.

 “We sincerely believe that the high standards set by RUSTA must prevail,” explained Sion Roberts, Head of the Academy at RUSTA. “To prevent a dilution in the standards of training, and in order to further ensure that the SUAS industry is properly and correctly regulated in accordance with CAA requirements using correctly experienced flight instructors, RUSTA has decided to reduce the price for candidates.”

The full cost of the RPCS course has been reduced to £900 including VAT 


To see the full release download the official document below  




Surrey and Sussex Police: Ready for Take Off - UK – 21st December 2015

Thirty eight Police Officers from Surrey and Sussex Police Forces have successfully completed their Remote Pilot Certificate Advanced (RPCA) training with UK’s leading drone training provider Rheinmetall Unmanned Systems Training Academy (RUSTA).

The RPCA training course, which was specifically designed for the Emergency Services, involved the officers completing three days of classroom theory and three days of practical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) training at the Home Office Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) in West Sussex.
The practical element of the course saw mission specific tasks carried out using RUSTA’s all weather (rain-resistant) vehicles, alongside Phantom 3 Professional UAVs. The tasks involved officers performing basic missing persons (MISPERS) and public order aerial operations, such as riot control missions with a simulated crowd environment. Training began in mid-November with the group split into two syndicates. Each course ran over six days with one day in reserve for remedial or extreme weather conditions. The officers that took part in the training were from a variety of units including Forensic Investigation, Firearms, Gatwick Airport Police Community Safety and Police Logistics.  “The RPCA training with Surrey and Sussex Police was a complete success,” explained Sion Roberts, Head of the Academy. “The candidates applied themselves 100 percent on every aspect of the course and I believe they really enjoyed our approach to learning. The flying side was challenging however it was great to see them operate to a high standard on their final check rides.”


To see the full release download the official document below 





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Future Aerial Press Release
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RCPA_SSPolice Press Release
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RUSTA price reduction press release - 22 Jan 2016
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