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Insitu trains unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators, maintainers and instructors worldwide. Since 2004, Insitu instructors with extensive prior U.S. Military service have trained more than 2,000 operators and maintenance technicians. Our interactive learning environment blends traditional instruction with mission-realistic simulations, practical exercises and hands-on flight in a cost-effective training solution.

Tailor your training

Tailoring UAS training worldwide, our self-sufficient mobile training unit provides custom training at your location without taxing your already stretched resources. Because our curriculum conforms to the sharable content object reference model (SCORM) standard, we can adjust our training modules and remove content not relevant to your configuration. We train to task, not to time — once you consistently perform a task successfully, you can move forward. Time saved is spent honing UAS operator skills. Money saved goes to your bottom line. And because we can bring this service to you, you don’t have to stop doing your job to get the training you need.

Bridge the gap between agility and quality

When we field new technologies or system upgrades, training immediately follows. Our mobile training unit delivers short-term training solutions so you can field new technologies fast, while operator and maintainer training units develop long-term standardized course modules. You get the agility of contractor services and the familiarity of military specification-compliant training.

Leverage your past experience

Whatever your background, we have the knowledge and experience to teach you UAS standards. Insitu instructors have taught personnel from all U.S. Military branches — from a truck driver with a high school diploma to an F-18 pilot with multiple doctorate degrees. Insitu instructors have also worked in all U.S. Military branches, and they have the requisite clearances to train at your site. They have trained pilots to fly not just Insitu aircraft, but also helicopters, airplanes and all types of unmanned air vehicles.

Build your own schoolhouse

Our instructor support package lets you stand up your own UAS training facility with a curriculum tailored to your specific needs. We offer courseware and equipment, as well as structured support so you don’t have to break new ground on your own.

Simulate more with less

Our training simulator looks, feels and acts like the real thing because it incorporates accurate sensor models in the same software used to operate the aircraft. This highly cost-effective training environment supports third-party applications with an open architecture, so we can simulate your specific mission.

Certificate courses

  • Insitu UAS operator, 10 weeks
  • Insitu UAS maintainer, 5 weeks
  • Instructor, 4-6 weeks

To maintain currency, we offer certificate renewal.

Additional courses

  • Mission coordinator
  • Insitu unmanned aircraft systems familiarization
  • System upgrade
  • New technology

Support packages

  • Mission employment
  • Instructor

Additional services

  • Curriculum development
  • Tailored Insitu UAS courseware
  • Simulated mission rehearsal

Courseware standards

  • Department of Defense-certified
  • MIL-PRF-29612B-compliant
  • SCORM-conformant

All services are offered at Insitu’s corporate headquarters in White Salmon, Wash., or at your designated location worldwide.

Field Operations & Logistics

We become a part of your team. We get the job done. And the experience that comes with that matters.


Flight Demonstrations

Insitu’s systems help fire commanders and other first responders make the best decisions.


Payloads Directorate

Payload-agnostic systems let you decide which payload you want to fly, today and tomorrow.


Latest News

Feb 25, 2015

Insitu Demonstrates Integrator Platform Capability at IDEX in Abu Dhabi

BINGEN, Wash., Feb. 25, 2014 – Insitu announced today the successful demonstration of its Integrator unmanned aircraft system during the live flight event at IDEX in Abu Dhabi. The two-day live fly took place on 24 and 25 February at the Al Tareef Airstrip, and was held in conjunction with the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX). Integrator performed two flights, showcasing key features and capabilities including ease of transport and set up, small footprint launch and recovery systems and its open-architecture ground control application, ICOMC2.   


Feb 18, 2015

Insitu to Showcase Technologies, Demonstrate its Integrator Platform at IDEX

BINGEN, Wash., Feb. 18, 2014 – Insitu announced today that it will showcase its combat-proven unmanned systems and present the capabilities of its Integrator platform in a live flight demonstration at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22-26 February, 2015. 


Dec 22, 2014

Andy von Flotow, Insitu Honored as Gorge Tech Leader, Organization of the Year

The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) held its second annual awards program on December 16, 2014, recognizing Andy von Flotow of Hood Technology as the 2014 GTA Technology Leader of the Year and Insitu as the 2014 GTA Technology Organization of the Year.


Oct 29, 2014

Insitu Announces ScanEagle 2 – the Next Generation of the ScanEagle Platform

BINGEN, Wash., Oct. 29, 2014 – From its booth at the Euronaval Exhibition and Conference in Paris, Insitu announced today ScanEagle 2, the next generation of its revolutionary ScanEagle platform.


Aug 06, 2014

Boeing Names Ryan Hartman Insitu President and Chief Executive Officer

BINGEN, Wash., Aug. 6, 2014 –Boeing [NYSE: BA] and subsidiary Insitu Inc. today named Ryan Hartman Insitu president and CEO, effective immediately. Hartman most recently served as senior vice president, Insitu Programs. He succeeds CEO Steve Morrow, who is retiring.


Jul 22, 2014

Insitu Demonstrates Long Endurance Capabilities of the Integrator Unmanned Aircraft

BINGEN, Wash., July 22, 2014 – Insitu announced today the successful 24-hour flight of its Integrator unmanned aircraft.


May 13, 2014

Insitu Pacific Demonstrates Fire Management Assistance with ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft

BRISBANE, Australia, May 13, 2014 - Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., today announced it recently conducted a successful demonstration for the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) using the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS).


Mar 18, 2014

Insitu Pacific announces attendance at APPEA 2014

BRISBANE, Australia, March 18, 2014 - Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., will be displaying its capabilities at the upcoming Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) Conference and Exhibition, April 6-9, in Perth.


Mar 05, 2014

Unmanned Aircraft: Countdown to Mission Possible

Queensland Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) researchers have made what’s believed to be a world-first breakthrough for small Unmanned Aircraft (UA), developing an onboard system that has enabled a UA to detect another aircraft using vision while in flight.


Feb 24, 2014

Insitu Delivers LRIP RQ-21A Blackjack System to U.S. Navy, Marine Corps

BINGEN, Wash., Jan. 2, 2014 – Insitu announced today the delivery of an RQ-21A Blackjack to the Navy and Marine Corps. This represents the first Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) system delivered under the Navy’s Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) contract and enables the program to enter into the initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) phase.


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