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DJI’s Inspire 1 Drone, 3.5kg

As of the 28th of September 2016 CASA is proposing to introduce new drone regulations that will make amendments to the existing regulations to make it easier to operate a smaller drone commercially within Australia. Although there has been widespread media coverage of the upcoming proposed regulations the finer details have been lacking and certainly need clarification in the marketspace, we have listed a few more details on the new regulations that we feel have been ignored in the general media and what it might mean to you as a someone wishing to contract an operator to undertake some drone work.

  • The operator must have an Aviation Reference Number and be register their drone with CASA
  • CASA must be given notification 5 days prior to a job being undertaken
  • It must not be operated over 400ft or 121m
  • It must not be operated within 30m or overhead of the general public or populous area
  • No operations within 3nm or 5.6km of a controlled aerodrome or helipad (this is a key one to remember as Brisbane and most cities now have hospital helipads located centrally within them so this rules most of Brisbane CBD and surrounding suburbs)
  • The craft must be sub 2 kg, this rules out larger drones such as the DJI Inspire 1 (as pictured) and larger safer 6 and 8 rotor machines that carry better quality still and video cameras.

So what does this really mean to you the contractor?

If you hire somebody to do drone work for you and they only have the sub 2kg certification. You will not only be limited by where and when they can fly it but you will be limited to a much smaller camera with lower quality video and low megapixel still images with no lens options other than what the drone comes with. You may also engage a less experienced operator with limited experience no formal training and possibly no insurance.

Why hire a more experienced,certified and insured operator like us?

We have been CASA certified for over 4 years now and been in the aerial photography business for the last 10 years. We are not hobbyists, we are professional photographers and cinematographers with wide industry experience and specialise in Aerial Photography and cinematography wether it be from drone or manned helicopter. Although we sometimes use smaller craft below 2 kg for our budget product we also have a complete fleet of 5 drones that will suit any aerial job you can imagine with larger drones that will accomodate Professional digital SLR cameras up to 80mp and cinema cameras with a host of lenses to suit and a professional and experienced team we can accomodate any aerial job big or small.

Feel free to contact us today to find out more about this subject or more about about our services or view some examples of our work here “Latest Works”

 

 

 

 

 

Archerfield AirportHere is a shot of our base of operations – Archerfield. Our office and workshop is situated airside at Archerfield Airport, which is only a five minute flight from the city. Our close proximity to the airport and city, allows us to quickly mobilise and take advantage of any good weather, even when the window of opportunity is small.

Mark Slater – our night rated helicopter pilot has thousands of hours of commercial photography experience. This expertise gives us the best chance to successfully operate in Brisbane’s busy controlled airspace, which of course encompasses the majority of Brisbane’s fastest growing suburbs.

While Brisbane skies are our home, we have strong connections in most major cities and can organise aerial operations anywhere in Australia.

We are a business built around delivering the best possible aerial imagery and motion in the fastest time possible. To see more of our work or discuss your next projected not hesitate to contact us.

It is amazing how the methods of capturing aerial imagery have changed so drastically in less than a decade. Our RnD Manager Shea Brown entered the industry in Canada when fully manual remote control helicopters were the only means of lifting a camera system for low altitude aerial photography. Since then the capabilities of aerial lifting platforms (drones) have improved as fast as the computers they use to fly. Drones now have automation, redundancy and far more accuracy, making them a much more usable and safe tool.

For more information on what tasks our drones can complete, do not hesitate to contact us.

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South East QLD is easily one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Topping off the breathtaking natural landscapes is the one and only river city.

Brisbane is a delight to shoot, not only from the helicopter and drone, but also the ground. This panorama was shot while shooting for a new development. We took the drone up to our operating ceiling of 400ft and captured this epic panorama of Brisbane CBD.

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Hiring a drone in Brisbane has never been easier. Whether you need a small economical drone or a large heavy lift custom built platform, we have got you covered. Contact us today and we can sort out all of your aerial needs!

A quick cut of some of the shots delivered for a monthly construction progress job. These shots give all stake holders a birds eyes view of what is happening on site. For painless monthly photography and videography contact us today!

Showcasing a development from the drone is a great way to get both high overalls and intimate shots. Most of the time when shooting a site, the cost of shooting from either a helicopter or a drone works out about the same. One large advantage of shooting from a drone over a helicopter is the ability to stay on site for a long enough period of time to capture the changing light. This is possible with a helicopter, however it is far less cost effective. For more information about drone or helicopter shoots don’t hesitate to contact us!