Top End & Kimberley Photography Tour

January 21st, 2019

Always wanted to visit Australia’s famous Top End and Kimberley, but…. Not sure where the most spectacular parts are, when is the best time to visit or where to stay? Dreaming of camping in remote areas and waking up to only the sound of bird song – but you don’t want to camp or travel […]

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Drone masterclasses

December 30th, 2018

Interested in drones, but don’t know where to start, or how to tell drone fact from fiction? Or you have a drone but have unanswered questions, problems, or would like more information so you’re a better drone pilot? I run practical & comprehensive drone masterclasses across Australia. This drone training will give you a solid […]

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What is the best drone to buy?

December 1st, 2018

I’m often asked ‘what is the best drone to buy?’ (For rural or urban use, commercial or recreational purposes.) And many are asking the views of randoms on Facebook – and taking advice from people who know just enough to be dangerous.  Or, seeking ag drone advice from people unfamiliar with their specific agricultural industry […]

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DJI drones – is a Crystal Sky screen worth buying?

November 24th, 2018

Today a cattle station resident asked me whether it’s worth buying a Crystal Sky drone screen/controller for a DJI drone.  Screen visibility is very difficult in northern & inland Australia where the sunlight is so harsh, year-round. Screen hoods are clumsy and of limited effectiveness and most pilots cannot legally fly FPV (with goggles. Beware […]

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Introduction to drones workshop

November 3rd, 2018

Interested in drones, but don’t know where to start, or how to tell drone fact from fiction? Or you have a drone but have unanswered questions, problems, or would like more information so you’re a better drone pilot? On Saturday 10th November I’m running a unique ‘Introduction to Drones’ workshop in Townsville (North Queensland). This […]

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The Rural Drone Academy

July 20th, 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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Why are so few women flying drones?

April 25th, 2018

In the US it’s estimated that just 5% of drone pilots are women. In Australia the estimate is just 1-2%, and as of April 2018, there were 1275 men who with full CASA drone operation certification (RePL + ReOC) – and just 15 women. As men and women typically think so differently (illustrated by the […]

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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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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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