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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

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Payloads Directorate

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


Latest News

Oct 28, 2015

Insitu Unmanned Aircraft Conducts Railway Monitoring, Historic First Flight with BNSF Railway

BINGEN, Wash., Oct. 28, 2015 – Launching at a tower site near Vaughn, New Mexico, Insitu accomplished the first commercial beyond visual line of sight operation with an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in the contiguous 48 states. The October 25 event marked the beginning of a week-long series of flights with BNSF Railway designed to show how unmanned aircraft technology can be a powerful force multiplier in the effort to further enhance railway safety and infrastructure inspection.


Oct 01, 2015

Insitu Pacific to demonstrate ICOMC2 at Australia’s Pacific International Maritime Exposition 2015

BRISBANE, Australia, 28 September, 2015 – Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., announced today that it will demonstrate the Insitu Common Open-mission Management Command and Control (ICOMC2) ground control station at Pacific – Australia’s International Maritime Exposition, 6-8 October in Sydney.


Sep 22, 2015

Insitu Pacific and Boeing sign on to support STEM

BRISBANE, Australia, September 22, 2015 - Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., today announced its continued sponsorship for 2015 and 2016 of the UAV Challenge.


Sep 01, 2015

Insitu Conducts Successful Fire Monitoring Demonstration with Unmanned Aircraft in Olympic National

BINGEN, Wash., Sept. 1, 2015 – While more than 625,000 acres of wildfires burned throughout the Pacific Northwest, crew members of the Insitu Rapid Response team launched a ScanEagle unmanned aircraft into the hazy skies above the Paradise Fire in Washington’s Olympic National Park. The event marked the beginning of an operational demonstration designed to show how unmanned aircraft technology can be a powerful force multiplier in the fight against wildfires.


Aug 10, 2015

Insitu Conducts Successful Arctic Search and Rescue Demonstrations for U.S. Coast Guard

BINGEN, Wash., Aug. 5, 2015 – Launching its ScanEagle unmanned aircraft from Oliktok Point at the North Slope of Alaska, Insitu conducted flight operations for the U.S. Coast Guard 13-15 July. The successful demonstration was part of the Coast Guard Research and Development Center’s Arctic Technology Evaluation 2015 Search and Rescue exercise (SAREX 2015), an event designed to evaluate unmanned technologies in remote area Search and Rescue (SAR) and simulate a collaborative response effort between government and industry entities to an offshore emergency.


Jul 30, 2015

Insitu Awarded LRIP Lot IV RQ-21A Blackjack Systems Contract by Naval Air Systems Command

BINGEN, Wash., July 30, 2015 – Under the terms of its latest contract, Insitu will build six RQ-21A Blackjack systems for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The $78-million Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (STUAS) Lot IV Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract is the latest event in the program’s progression toward the Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) phase.


Jul 20, 2015

Insitu holds Fourth Annual RoboFlight Academy for 20 high school students

BINGEN, Wash., July 17, 2015 – Over the last week, Insitu hosted 20 high school students from around the Columbia River Gorge at its RoboFlight Academy, an aerial robotics summer program aiming to spark interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).


Jun 19, 2015

3D Modeling Capability Offers New Perspectives and Deeper Insight

IRVINE, Calif. June 19, 2015 - 2d3 Sensing, an agile commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology provider specializing in the improvement, processing, exploitation, and dissemination of motion imagery and metadata, introduces a 3D modeling capability as part of the latest release of its enterprise full motion video (FMV) PED software suite that extracts information from imagery captured by airborne surveillance systems.


Jun 12, 2015

Boeing Successfully Conducts BVLOS Flights in Denmark

ODENSE, Denmark, May 28, 2015 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] and its subsidiary Insitu Inc. today successfully conducted the first-ever beyond visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flights in Denmark under civilian authority. The flights were performed by Insitu’s ScanEagle unmanned aerial system during the Nordic UAS Event, at the Hans Christian Andersen Airport (HCA) in Odense.


Jun 12, 2015

Insitu recognized for utilizing veteran-owned small businesses for third consecutive year

BINGEN, Wash., June 11, 2015 – Insitu is proud to be recognized for the third year in a row as a recipient of the Champions of Veterans Enterprise award for using veteran-owned small businesses in Fiscal Year 2014.


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