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RUAS Training Academy are an industry leading supplier of drone training as an accredited RAE as issued by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). With experienced instructors who have been delivering drone training for over 8 years as the longest standing NQE, having trained over 4000 remote pilots in gaining their Certificate of Pilot Competency.
Course locations based in Newport, South Wales, Hull and Essex. (Other training locations may be available on request).
The GVC qualification allows flight of an unmanned aircraft with a MTOM of <25kg in the Specific Category under an Operational Authorisation.
The A2 CofC qualification allows flight of a C2 marked drone within the A2 Subcategory of the Open Category at a distance of 30m from uninvolved persons (5m in low-speed mode). In the transition period it allows flight of a legacy drone with a MTOM of <2kg as close as 50m from uninvolved persons. It also allows flight of a legacy drone with a MTOM of <500g within the A1 Subcategory of the Open Category.
Both the GVC and the A2 CofC qualifications are valid for 5 years.
RUAS are on hand to offer support and guidance long after you complete your course. We are still offering assistance to customers we have trained long ago and have a great customer service reputation.
RUAS also offer bespoke training opportunities including Advanced Flight Training and Assessments, Operating Safety Case assistance, Train the trainer courses and many more based on the need and requirement of our clients.
As Chief Pilot for BBC News I have found the services provided by RUAS to be invaluable. They have delivered drone training for BBC News remote pilots for the last 7 years and have trained over 100 BBC remote Pilots. I have always found them friendly, reliable, knowledgeable and always willing to help.
I would say the three biggest benefits from working with RUAS are their clear desire to do a good job, their ability to be flexible relevant to our requirements and their professional approach to how they operate. The Customer first approach from the service RUAS provide means I would readily recommend them to others.
As one of the pilots on the Sky News Ops Manual (and being the Accountable Manager) I can’t be more happy with or feel more supported by RUAS Ltd, both throughout our PfCO training courses and as well as going forward as we operate an important aspect of our visual newsgathering operations. So far they have helped successfully train over 10 pilots at their sites around the UK. They provide valuable information and ongoing support with regards to the ever-changing rules and regulations that are associated with UAV operations in the UK and around the world. In short, our relationship plays an essential role in our ability to operate drones safely in line with CAA and UK Government regulations. Highly recommended.