Rotor Rush Academy

Rotor Rush Academy aims to teach the next generation or drone pilots. Using a combination of a balanced curriculum, Virtual simulated flight lessons, real flight lessons using micro drones, we are taking Rotor Rush Academy into schools across the world to teach young students how fly, build and yes race drones. And all at zero cost to the schools or students.


Growing the Community

Rotor Rush Academy
Rotor Rush Academy are working with schools and education partners as well as drone industry experts to continually develop a curriculum which is engaging, inspiring and fun for students and with a number of key goals.
  • Provide a structured, supportive & safe way for young people to learn to fly drones and become involved in drone sports
  • Assist educational institutes to attract and inspire young students into the core STEM subjects
  • Promote, encourage and support international learning
  • Provide students, teachers and educational institutes with the technology &resources needed to achieve these goals, free of charge.

Proud to support

TSS is the First Queensland School to Introduce a Drone Pilot Course

At the Southport School we pride ourselves on being one of the leaders in educational technology In today’s classrooms, our students have open access to Robots, Mobile App development tools, 3D Printers, Micro Controller Boards and drones.

According to aviation officials, there could be 7 million small drones in the sky by 2020 and as many as 2.7 million of them will be used for commercial purposes. Officials predict that small unmanned aircraft systems or drones will be the most dynamic growth sector within aviation within the next 10 years. TSS is leading the way in embedding Drone Education into the curriculum.

With an introductory Drone course in Year 10 Engineering Technology to Year 12 students undertaking Commercial Remote Pilot Licence exams, our students are gain new skills whilst still understanding their legal and safety obligations.

Alongside our Technology rich curriculum, students have the opportunity to join the TSS Young Engineers’ Society. In this afterschool venture, pupils research and create their own projects. They have open access to all the technology tools from their classes and can delve deeper into areas they are interested in and enjoy.

At the moment, Australia is going through a mini industrial revolution, we are reducing our commercial Mining capabilities and product manufacturing. Australia is fast become known as a pioneering STEM nation.

By embedding state of art Technologies like Robots and drones in our curriculum we are ensuring that students at The Southport School are at the cutting edge of 21st century Technology and best practice. Thus providing them with greater opportunities for Tertiary studies and future employment in the Technological sector.

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“The Rotor Rush initiative uses the excitement of drone racing to promote technology subjects within education and help develop the regional infrastructure required for the growth of the sport”
By linking RR Academy with established race organisations, students have a clear path into the wider sport and community.

The team…

Penny Cater
Secondary School
coordinator UK 
Mike Ellicott
Flight Instructor
Terence Boyton
Terence Boyton
Development coordinator


If you are a school or organisation and would like to be a part of Rotor Rush academy the please contact the team today.