Remotely Piloted Aircraft

VIC: 03 5973 3900

TAS: 03 6215 7000

Some jobs require a “drone"... Others need a real helicopter... Helicopter Resources offers the best of both worlds: manned helicopters and commercial Remotely Piloted Aircraft. We can provide comprehensive aerial photography, 4K cinematography and survey services over any location at any altitude - safely, legally and cost-effectively.

The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) sector is a burgeoning field with rapid advances in technology providing alternatives to roles traditionally filled by the “manned” aviation industry.  Although the primary focus of Helicopter Resources has always been its modern and well-maintained fleet of helicopters, with the addition of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operators Certificate (CASA.UOC.0495) to our operational ability we can now offer a cost effective alternative for low level budget-constrained requests.

Although this is a relatively new sector in the Australian aviation industry, Helicopter Resources brings decades of real-world aviation experience to the table, and an understanding of both our traditional customers’ and CASA’s requirements for safe operations.


Our RPA:

We operate DJI Inspire 1 and Inspire 1 Pro RPAs. These quadcopters have proven themselves worldwide to be a capable and versatile platform in a multitude of environments and roles.

We have the ability to deploy cameras capable of:

  • Taking high resolution still images (12 to 16 MP) in camera RAW format, allowing the greatest latitude in post-processing
  • Acquiring 360 degree aerial panoramas
  • Acquiring HD and UHD video footage (1080p at up to 60 fps, 4K at up to 30 fps)

Our Payloads:

The following cameras integrate seamlessly with the Inspire 1 platform:

  • Zenmuse X3, X5 and X5R

Our Services:

We can perform many functions with our RPAs including:

  • Aerial Photography
  • Aerial Spotting
  • Aerial Survey

Make an enquiry

Doug Thost, RPA Chief Controller
Mobile: 0438 453 796

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