Drone - CASA Licensed
Greg Weatherall is the Chief Pilot for platinumDrones -a fully-insured, CASA Civil Aviation Safety Authority) licensed air wing flying under a full Operations Manual. These certifications allow Greg and his CREW to fly in low light (pre-dawn and twilight) and also operate in controlled airspace, with clearance.
Greg mostly runs a two person CREW. One flying the UAV and the other flying the camera. This combination delivers spectacular, synergetic aerials that single flyers can't match.
Drones are a subject of much contention at the moment. CASA threw the cat amongst the pigeons when it announced any drone under 2kg could fly commercially - sending hundreds of unskilled operators into the sky, breaking privacy rules and neglecting most safe aviation practises. You cannot fly a drone within 30 metres of a person or vehicle. Private operators cannot fly before sunrise or after sunset.
On all standard real estate videos, all our CREW pack smaller 4K drones and provide complimentary footage providing we can fly there. If you're an Agent unsure of whether or not you can safaely fly a UAV over a listing, download the CASA Can I Fly There Drone Safety App.
Drones are having a profound impact on video production delivering what can only be described as intimate aerial footage that gives a captivating new perspective; through stunning birds eye views that were previously unable to be captured.
Able to fly much lower than the 500 ceilings applied to commercial aviation, a drone can fly from as low as six inches to heights up to 400.
Our fully licensed and insured pilots are versatile to capture those truly unique moments shooting for any industry. Whether it be pre-empting a vehicles next move to best position the UAV, or showcasing a prestige property to catch vendors attention; you are in experienced hands.
Greg has been in the film industry for over a decade. A former RED Bull shooter on the Pro Surfing Circuit, he watched as cheaper DSLRs ate into the sports coverage and upon returning to Australia struck up a converstion with Brett Clements about establishing not only a proprietary franchise on the southern end of the Gold Coast but also launching platinumDRONES.
In addition as industry leaders and professionals, all our Drone Pilots are approved by the local regulatory bodies such as CASA (in Australia). We have a wide range of Drone equipment and can offer anything from a Go Pro to Canon 5DIII, Sony Nex and GH4.