2019 Ireland & UK farm tour, with optional extension to the Scottish Highlands

March 12th, 2019

A classic farming tour of the British Isles – full of intriguing contrasts, fascinating rural history and varied agriculture. From Ireland’s colourful villages on the wild Atlantic coast and England’s neatly stone-fenced fields and thatched cottages, right up to Scotland’s heather-clad hills and wild lochs on the same latitude as Norway. But this is not […]

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What is the best drone to buy?

February 27th, 2019

I’m often asked ‘what is the best drone to buy?’ (For rural or urban use, photography or agriculture, 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 […]

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How to judge rural photography awards & competitions

February 11th, 2019

I’m sometimes invited to judge rural photography awards and competitions, which I really enjoy doing. My personal preference is to find and reward the most skilled photographer.  A rising tide lifts all boats and I love to see talent and effort recognised while simultaneously promoting regional areas and rural industries.  Winning an award can make […]

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Top End & Kimberley Photography Tour

January 12th, 2019

Been dreaming of escaping to the Northern Territory’s Top End and Western Australia’s spectacular Kimberley region? Come with us in 2020 on a ten day dream trip covering more than 1,000km across the remote north-west corner of Australia. From the crocodiles, buffalo and magnetic antbeds of the Northern Territory’s Top End… …to the red cliffs […]

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Top End & Kimberley Outback Photography Tour – F.A.Q.

January 12th, 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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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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