AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award project: the Rural Drone Academy

February 14th, 2018

I’m very pleased to announce that my ‘Rural Drone Academy’ project is one of the four Queensland finalists for the 2018 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award. Like every project I undertake, the Rural Drone Academy is based on solving an unaddressed problem. Spotting gaps then addressing them has been the hallmark of my rural advocacy business […]

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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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How to set up a drone business

January 18th, 2018

Recently I read a post on how to start a drone business. It was advice on how to start a drone photography business but many of the same principles apply to all small businesses.  EG, the importance of finding your niche and focusing on it.  Become an expert in your field. But there were many […]

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Drone and aviation safety

December 1st, 2017

At present there are no standard drone laws across the EU. Instead, each EU member country has their own set of UAS regulations.  By 2019 the EU plans to have formulated a uniform set of UAS rules which will include registration of all drones and the ability to remotely identify drones, as part of an […]

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Drone F.A.Q. – Farming & Photography

August 10th, 2017

I’m asked a lot of questions about drones and drone photography. Here’s a few answers to F.A.Q: What is the difference between a ‘drone’, ‘RPA’ & ‘UAV’? None! ‘Drone’ is the commonly used name for pilotless aircraft. R.P.A. stands for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAS stands for Remotely Piloted Aircraft System, which may also include other […]

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Drone technology – rapidly evolving

May 25th, 2017

Last weekend I discovered that my DJI Phantom 4 PRO drone system is now recording audio. I nearly fell over in surprise when playing back a video of a creek and heard rainforest birds tweeting over the top of rushing water. I hunted around the internet for mentions of this change, and found almost nothing. […]

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SkyPixel – drone photography rights grab

December 31st, 2016

Who scrutinises pages of Terms & Conditions prior to ticking ‘yes’ and downloading apps, updating software, joining well-known global groups? We all know we should – but life’s too short.  And it is reasonable to expect that well-known businesses will protect their corporate reputation by at least feigning respect for their customers. Which means not […]

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