What is the best drone to buy?

October 7th, 2020

I’m often asked ‘what is the best drone to buy?’ Whether for: Entry or advanced level drone users Commercial or recreational purposes Photography or agricultural uses, or mapping Rural or urban use And many are asking online for opinions. Incomplete and inaccurate information is rife so I’ve written a comprehensive, independent summary. Traps to be […]

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DJI drones – is a Crystal Sky screen worth buying?

October 7th, 2020

I’m quite often asked whether it’s worth buying a Crystal Sky drone screen for a DJI drone.  Screen visibility is very difficult in bright sunlight anywhere, and especially 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 […]

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Spray drones for precision agriculture & conservation land management

September 1st, 2020

It’s very easy as your career progresses to get so immersed in what you know that you forget that the knowledge isn’t actually widely known. And things that seem ridiculously obvious – aren’t, to other people. This train of thought was precipitated by the polarised responses to someone else’s LinkedIn post regarding a new spray […]

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The Rural Drone Academy

August 15th, 2020

The information sessions I run are unique and if you are interested in drones, then the workshops I run are of use to you. Rural Drone Academy training is designed to: Inform – and build confidence Inspire –  and make action easy Take your drone operation to the next level Suitable for: Two age groups: […]

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Unique Drone Photography Workshop

July 7th, 2020

Escape to the outback for Australia’s only 2 day drone photography workshop this year! 25 – 26 July 2020 Quilpie, South West Queensland (on the way to Birdsville and Lake Eyre, but eastern access to Quilpie is via a good bitumen road) Optional catering available – country-style cooking plus a memorable camp oven dinner under […]

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What is the best drone for beginners?

June 8th, 2020

I’m often asked two slightly different questions by drone buyers: What is the best drone for beginners to learn to fly? What is the best drone for a particular purpose? (Commercial or recreational  – eg common farming uses, mapping, photography or travel recording.) If you want to upgrade or buy just one drone to suit […]

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Drone safety & drone laws

December 31st, 2019

All countries have a national aviation authority, in charge of anything man-made that is airborne, apart from small kites and party balloons.  While each country makes their own drone laws there are discussions between individual countries and via the IATA (International Air Transport Association), so most have a similar height limit for drones plus other […]

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Drone workshops & training

December 23rd, 2019

Interested in drones, but don’t know where to start, or how to tell drone fact from fiction? Or you have a drone but: You have unanswered questions You have problems with drone hardware or software Or you’d like more information so you become a better drone pilot, increase your business ROI, or you want to […]

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Introduction to drones workshop

November 3rd, 2018

On Saturday 10th November I’m running a unique ‘Introduction to Drones’ workshop in Townsville (North Queensland). This workshop will give you a solid base for useful, enjoyable, safe & legal recreational or commercial drone flying and a leg-up to another level if you already have a drone. This drone training runs for a full day, […]

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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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