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UAV and Drone Scholarships

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

Eagle Eye Innovations and the Air League have been collaborating on the provision of drone scholarships since 2019. So far, we have given out opportunities to six young people to complete their PfCo (Permission for Commercial Operation) through the RUSTA pathway.

This scholarship includes a 3-day RUSTA course (2 days of flying), theory lessons and online materials as well as 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 and our 2020 winners have gone onto complete the course and as a result of the scholarship, some of our scholars have or are about to embark on a career involving drones. Congratulations to all our winners to date.

We hope to be able to offer this opportunity again in 2021 as it has been a huge success and has provided opportunities to the scholars in a rapidly growing industry.

About Eagle Eye Innovations

Formed in 2014 Eagle Eye Innovations are a unique company based on their expertise in the world of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. No other company in the United Kingdom has the credentials, the qualifications and the experience in this specialist niche area of aviation. EEI’s experts are predominantly from a MQ-9 Reaper background, having collectively amassed over 6000hrs, covering all aspects of MQ-9 operations and training. Their instructors and operators have operated in some of the most challenging and dangerous environments on the planet. They pride themselves in having the most highly qualified Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) operators in the industry as well as the most experienced operators in the field of Small Unmanned Air Systems (SUAS).


Owned and operated by EEI, RUSTA is one of the longest running SUAS Academies in the World.

Based on a solid aviation experience, RUSTA has trained over 2000 operators from many varied industries across the globe. Uniquely, all of RUSTA’s instructors and management come from a rich background in aviation from such organisations as the Royal Air Force, Army Air Corps , Policing and Civil Aviation. This has not only allowed RUSTA to provide recommendations to the CAA but has also allowed accreditation through ProQual to allow RUSTA to award NVQ level 3 and 4 qualifications.


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