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UAV and Drone Scholarships

Do you have a passion for pursuing a new and exciting career and skill set as a UAV and Drone Pilot?

The Air League and Eagle Eye Innovations launched an industry first – two fully sponsored Drone scholarships (leading to a Remote Pilot Certificate (SUAS) qualification) delivered by RUSTA in 2019 and we are now proud to announce that we will be offering this scholarship again due to launch in July 2020. The footage featured on this page is from the Drone scholarship assessement day back in 2019.

This scholarship includes a 3-day course (2 days of flying) for the students as well as the theory element of the course. Also included is the NVQ Level 4 Diploma in the Remote Piloting of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Commercial Operations. For more information about the NVQ, click here.

Both of our 2019 winners successfully completed the course and as a result of the scholarship and have gone onto start their careers as drone operators.

We are hugely inspired by their achievements and therefore are looking forward to providing this opportunity again to two of our members in 2020.

Key dates:

  • Applications to go live on the 20th July 2020 and close on the 15th August 2020.
  • Assessment Process to be held at RUSTA HQ in Lincoln on the 24th August 2020. You must be available for the assessment process in order to be considered for the drone scholarship as the assessment will consist of a drone test flight. We will be observing social distancing rules and other government guidance throughout.
  •  RUSTA course will be held in September 2020. Bed and Breakfast accommodation and lunch will be included.

Please note, we cannot reimburse travel costs for the course or for the assessment.

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