2018 Farm tour of Ireland, Wales, England & Scotland – F.A.Q.

April 13th, 2018

Have you ever dreamt of a relaxing trip around Britain’s iconic rural landscapes – off the beaten track as well as to famous locations? En route enjoying great food and interesting conversations with locals involved in agriculture, as well as other farmers on the tour? Visiting some ag-related and cultural highlights? From the latest ag-tech […]

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Australian women who have full CASA drone operator certification

April 13th, 2018

You’re more likely to be called Andrew than be an Australian woman with full CASA drone certification. There’s 16 Andrews plus 3 Andys, at last count – IE 19 in total. And right now I can only find 17 fully licenced Australian women flying drones. Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has two tiers of […]

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‘Whispering Grass’ exhibition: Australia’s Washington D.C. Embassy

April 12th, 2018

‘Whispering Grass – Stories from Australia’s Outback Cattle Stations’ is an exhibition of more than 30 of the best photographs I’ve taken on Australia’s largest and most famous cattle stations since 1984. The oldest photographs in the exhibition date back to the early 1980s – when timber yards, cattle with horns and working windmills were […]

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Business operating hours – dates away & ag events attended

April 11th, 2018

This is a one-person show – so you receive personal service.  But as there’s no staff here, when I’m away, the office is closed. How to contact me when away: I’m often in remote areas with no mobile phone reception for 1-200km or more; and little or no wi-fi access. Or I’m overseas, working weird […]

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Why are so few women flying drones?

April 6th, 2018

In the US it’s estimated that just 5% of drone pilots are women. In Australia the estimate is just 1-2%, and it appears that less than 1% of Australia’s fully certified drone pilots (RePL plus ReOC) are women. As men and women typically think so differently (illustrated by the fact that usually I’m asked three […]

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The Rural Drone Academy

April 5th, 2018

The information sessions I run are unique and if you are a regional Australian interested in drones, then the workshops I run are of use to you. Rural Drone Academy sessions are designed to: Inform & build confidence Inspire & make action easy. Suitable for: All ages Al levels of experience & backgrounds And the […]

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DJI Phantom 4 Pro – recording sound with your drone videos

April 3rd, 2018

This is an addition to a blog post written last year about the updated DJI Phantom 4 Pro software that now allows the recording of drone video sound via the inbuilt microphone on the phone or tablet being used as a screen.  These drone video sound recordings are filed with the cached videos on the […]

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The Rural Drone Academy

March 15th, 2018

Like every project I undertake, the Rural Drone Academy was created to solve an unaddressed problem. Spotting gaps then addressing them has been the hallmark of my rural advocacy business over several decades. The problem that the Rural Drone Academy tackles? There’s several: 1.  Drones have become men’s business and this has long-term implications for […]

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Drone photography

March 15th, 2018

If you dismiss drone photography as just ‘pretty pictures’, then you’re either not doing it right or you’re not looking at images taken by the right photographers. Above is the glorious sight of the mighty Burdekin Falls dam overflowing yesterday, after heavy wet season rain. The Burdekin dam is one of Australia’s largest dams and […]

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What is the best drone to buy?

February 7th, 2018

I’m often asked ‘what is the best drone to buy (for a farm or cattle station)?’ And many are asking the views of randoms on Facebook – and taking advice from people who know just enough to be dangerous. The information below is based on solid hands-on experience: Many drone flight hours clocked up in […]

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