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International Women’s Day 2017 – Women drone pilots

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year and commemorates the struggle for women’s rights and celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.
Michelle Obama – “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens”

 - 08/03/2017

TODAY SHOW features Drone School

Channel Nine's TODAY Show investigates the booming Drone industry.

Channel Nine's Today Show features Global Drone Solutions
Footage credit to:
Peter Beaumont of Kiwi Kam
John Walker of Perth Cad Centre
Stephen Feast of Fast Insight

Today Show - Drone pilot school

If you're a bit over your job and thinking of finding a new career path being a drone pilot is one unlikely option that could earn you upwards of $100k!

Channel 9

"Become a Drone Pilot with just 60 hours of training"
"Increasing demand for drones in mining, tourism & agriculture"

Speaking with Global Drone Solutions' MAHMOOD HUSSEIN about the opportunities in the field of Drones.

 - 06/03/2017
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GAME OF COMMERCIAL DRONES

It’s been a rapid ascent for these unmanned flying machines into the commercial atmosphere, but safety laws have struggled to keep up.
Carrie Cox investigates the issues.

 - 16/01/2017
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Global Drone Solutions is training drone pilots to cater for…

Drone pilot training school Perth

Global Drone Solutions CEO Mahmood Hussein

by James Ward, Startup Daily

It is bewildering that the average Australian can now purchase drones, a technology that was once only available in stealth military operations, simply by strolling down to their local JB HI FI.

Thanks to their commercial availability, the technology has become an increasingly popular choice for businesses to innovate new ways to offer a service (I’m looking at you, Domino’s pizza delivery drone.

For businesses, however, earning accreditation under Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulations to actually fly a drone can be a headache, and even then it doesn’t guarantee that you’ll know how to effectively pilot the technology or apply it to your business.

Training existing and upcoming businesses with the knowledge to fly drones and apply them to their work is Perth drone training startup Global Drone Solutions.

Launched by Mahmood Hussein, former CEO of automotive distributor Turbotech, the CASA-approved startup has been training employees from small to large businesses to become drone pilots.

 - 21/12/2016

More happy professional drone pilots graduate

Another class of successful and happy students recently graduated as professional drone pilots from Global Drone Solutions training school. All these students passed the RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) course and are now fully CASA accredited and licenced drone pilots.

Each of the students come from varying backgrounds and intend using their skills in a range of applications from inspecting remote towers, to gathering imagery for computer aided design drawings, agriculture analysis and for sky-high photography and videography.

Also amongst this class were three students from the United States of America. Not only did they thoroughly enjoy the course, but also the fine Perth weather that allowed them to fly their drones every day.

They join a growing band of overseas students training with Global Drone Solutions for their Remote Pilot’s licence

The northern hemisphere winter severely restricts drone flights due to the lack of visibility and prolonged rainfall.

This also becomes restricting for training as certification includes practical flight.

Global Drones Solutions is the only drone training school in Australia that has practical flying area right outside the training classroom. With its proximity to the Swan River and views to Perth city it is an ideal and picturesque location

 

Photo credit: John Walker Perth CAD Centre

 - 13/12/2016
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Applecross drone school flying into the future

November 2nd, 2016, 01:00AM Written by Josh Zimmerman Melville Times

DRONE SCHOOL UPSKILLS PROFESSIONALS AND TRAINS NEW DRONE PILOTS

MAHMOOOD Hussein believes drones are poised to revolutionise the meaning of fly-in, fly-out work.

Mr Hussein owns Global Drone Solutions in Applecross, a training provider helping to unlock a multitude of career paths that did not exist just five years ago.

“There are a number of industries where drones are really starting to gain traction,” he said.

“Mines and asset inspection companies were among the first to see the potential for drone footage to reduce costs and improve safety but there are now more than 150 different business applications and that number is growing every day.”

From farmers inspecting their crops to wedding videographers chasing panoramic aerial shots, drones are becoming more commonplace; and qualified drone pilots are increasingly difficult to find.

Global Drone Solutions is one of just two approved drone pilot training schools in WA and Mr Hussein said demand for the five-day course was growing.

“The course is approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and you end up with three certifications: a drone pilot’s licence, radio operator’s licence and an English proficiency certificate,” Mr Hussein said.

“Having the two licences allows you to work in any controlled airspace with permission and they are a pre-requisite to getting insurance.

“Global Drone Solutions’ key point of difference is that we provide training on how to establish a drone business.

“Some of the people we have coming to us are already employed by mining or asset inspection companies but we also have many who have realised that they can launch an entire new career with a five-day training course.”

The original article appeared in the Melville Times 2 November 2016.

 - 07/11/2016

Stunning sunset video taken from drone

Photos of the sun setting over water are always beautiful. This stunning birds-eye view video was taken from a drone capturing the sunset over the Indian Ocean at Perth, Western Australia. It is easy to imagine flying like a bird into the setting sun and checking out the coastline n all its glory.

Drones have taken photography to another level, allowing the photographer to access the best vantage point and being infinitely mobile at the same time. Previously an aerial shoot could only be done from a helicopter or small plane, both of which were costly and had safety implications.   Now professional photographers are realising the benefits a drone adds to their business and to their clients satisfaction.

Jeremy Bowes used a DJI Mavic to capture this footage.

 - 04/11/2016

Wedding-photographers taking to the skies

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The best wedding-photographers are taking to the skies to capture interesting, creative and unique memories.

Whether flying high in the sky to capture the happy couple surrounded by guests forming a heart shape; or a low fly-by capturing video of the bridal limo wind its way to the church or reception, nothing can beat drone photography for making a wedding day even more memorable.

Global Drone Solutions train professional drone pilots to have the skill and credibility to be the photographer that every wedding party wants.

See how you can take your photography to another level!

 - 03/11/2016
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