Drone Training Services

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Longest Standing CAA Approved NQE

Highly Experienced Specialist Instructors

Online and Offline Courses Available

Multiple Locations Across the UK

Trained Over 3,700 Pilots

Bespoke Training Available at your Location

We are the longest standing accredited UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) National Qualified Entity (NQE) for Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) we are permitted to assess pilot competency for drones up to 20kgs and verify that organisations meet the UK CAA's requirements to hold Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO). This status also allows us to provide our independent recommendation to the CAA so you can apply for a PfCO allowing you to operate your drone commercially.

RUAS offer two potential routes to your PfCO allowing you to choose the study method that works best for you. Our Online PfCO Drone Pilot Training course allows you to work at times and locations that are convenient to you and our PfCO Drone Pilot Training allows you to learn in a classroom environment led by our experienced instructors. Both courses have been specially developed by our industry experts to get you up and flying and give you the knowledge to achieve your PfCO and are designed for pilots of all levels.

Our instructors have a vast level of experience operating drones in both civilian and military environments and have trained over 3,500 pilots since RUAS achieved its NQE status in 2012.

RUAS have training centres in Newport, Warwick, Newcastle, Dunfermline and Guildford. For organisations looking to train over two pilots training packages can be developed to address any specific requirements which can be carried out at your location.

RUAS also operate courses designed to help improve your drone capabilities, courses such as Introduction to Flight Training, Aerial Inspection, Aerial Imagery and Aerial Survey course have been designed to improve your drone experience and ensure your output is at as high a level as possible.

All training is developed within an ISO 9001 quality framework and in accordance with the Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT).

For bookings of two or more students, military personnel / veterans, or details of how we can tailor our training to suit your needs (date or location) then please contact RUAS on +44 (0) 1633 835 123.


Online PfCO Drone Pilot Training

CAA approved online training course, developed to allow you to get all the knowledge required to pass your RPQ-s theory test and successfully complete your Flight Assessment. Positioning you to gain your Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO).

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Ground School

PfCO Drone Pilot Training

Our CAA approved two day ground schools are led by our expert instructors from our training centres across the UK and are designed to provide you with everything you need get you up and flying your drone and position you to get your Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO).

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Course Catalogue

RUAS offer a range of drone operator training courses as well as the two RPQ-s course. We offer Introduction to Flight Training, Flight Assessments, Operations Manual Reviews, Aerial Imagery, Inspection and Surveying courses.

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