At Dragonfly Aerial Imagery I provide an affordable aerial photography and videography service for domestic, small commercial, and rural customers. I am fully CASA accredited, carry Public Liability Insurance, and work within CASA Safety Guidelines & Regulations.
Services I offer range from checking the roof of the family home for blocked gutters, roof maintenance inspections & TV antenna checks, to high quality images for sales purposes or landscape planning and gardening displays & design, assisting small developers with progressive on-site imagery & pre-development assessments, carrying out asset inspections (e.g. sportsground lighting towers, sporting club/stadium roofing, shopping centre roofs, communications repeater towers), high definition images to assist with insurance assessments, and even inspections of trees & vegetation for wildlife habitat surveys, tree health, and possible safety concerns regarding tree location.
I also provide some general photography & product promotion services, and staff photos.
Another area I’m able to assist with is close-up visual inspection of alternative energy-based equipment such as solar panels, solar hot water systems and wind-powered generators.
Current planning also includes the addition of Thermal Imagery, and Mapping & Surveying services in the near future.
Perhaps you’re a proud gardener with a floral display you wish to share, a homeowner wanting to landscape/renovate or sell, or you’d just like some high quality aerial images of your home & land.
Yes, at Dragonfly Aerial Imagery (DAI) I hold a current Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Operators Certificate (CASA.ReOC.0821), I am trained & fully accredited to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) standards for the aircraft operated, and I carry Public Liability Insurance up to $10M.
Safety Management is fundamental to my operations and as such I carry out Risk Assessments and Job Safety Assessments for all tasks.
For any request I provide a free basic Initial Risk Assessment as part of my standard operating procedure and will promptly advise you of the outcome.
A 5.5 km (3 NM) exclusion zone applies to airports and helicopter landing sites. As I am a CASA accredited operator I may operate within these areas provided I obtain, and comply with, a CASA approval for this purpose.
For property located very near or within a major CBD, I evaluate whether or not the task is within my capabilities. Remember, I must comply with CASA regulations relating to flying in populous areas and in proximity to any large infrastructure and this may also require consultation with the local council. If in my estimation I am unable to provide you with a safe, high quality service then I will suggest alternatives which may possibly include a different approach to fulfil your requirements.
Operating drones near public safety or emergency operations is not permitted.
No, in many situations your presence is not necessary. After the first consultation I will undertake an Initial Risk Assessment and can then advise if you’re needed. Often, the early preparation can commence using various computer applications, and then be finalised when I’m on-site prior to the flight/s. At all times I will communicate with you regarding any possible changes or concerns about the operation. You are welcome to observe, however I do ask that you follow my instructions for your own safety.
Dragonfly Aerial Imagery currently operate two drones, (more correctly known as Remotely Piloted Aircraft or RPA’s), and as previously stated I operate under CASA standards. Therefore I am authorised to fly the RPA within Visual Line Of Sight (VLOS) – approximately 1 km – and to a maximum height of 120m (400 feet) Above Ground Level (AGL). The RPA’s are designed and capable of operating outside of these parameters, however again this requires prior CASA approval.
My policy relating to Privacy issues is reflected in my motto: “Images with Integrity”. Wherever possible I will communicate with your neighbours, domestic or commercial, on the planned flights and if necessary, I will request their consent for fly-overs which may transit their property. When editing the results, images are thoroughly checked and any unrelated or possibly inappropriate material is obscured or removed via specialist software applications.