Posts & Podcasts To Inform Your Organisation.

Access to medical supplies is now easier with Swoop Aero

Changing lives and making a difference has become the number one aim for Australian global company, Swoop Aero. But it was this one question that changed the path for founders Eric Peck and Josh Tepper. “Could you use a drone to transport chemotherapy medication to regional Australia?” […]

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Drones: Going beyond the sky for the sake of environment

Drones have become popular tool for environmental researchers and scientists to help survey spaces and aggregate data. There are many different uses of drones in environmental science – this list gives you a glimpse at some of the diverse applications of drones in this industry […]

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Andrew Chapman – AUAV

How do we better the unmanned system industry? We collaborate according to Andrew Chapman from AUAV. In this episode of the drones for good podcast, Andrew Crowe (Mirragin) interviews Andrew Chapman (AUAV)!  Some fantasic take-aways: Collaborate, collaborate, collaborate: trust each other and work together. Work out what you’re good at, be the best, and work with others for other aspects. Data, data, data: you fly a drone to gain data to inform decisions, yet people focus so much on the drone and less on the data. Data is key and is the new oil! As Andrew Chapman says “AUAV is a data company hiding inside a drone company”. AUAV provides professional aerial mapping, survey and inspection services throughout the country using our cutting-edge drone technology.  More details on AUAV available at: https://www.auav.com.au/ Enjoy. […]

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Greg Tyrrell – Australian Association for Unmanned Systems

Every industry needs a champion, right? Well the unmanned / remotely piloted / drone / UAS industry has it. Welcome AAUS to the Drones for Good podcast! On this episode, Andrew Crowe hosts Greg Tyrrell. While Greg is the current Executive Director of AAUS, he’s also one of the drone industry originals having been within the UAS industry for 25 years! This episode is focused on AAUS as a peak industry body but Andrew also gets some thoughts from Greg on the future of the UAS industry and current barriers. They talk about AAUS, its roles, objectives, events and reason for being. Thank you AAUS and Greg for the industry advocacy and being involved in the podcast. You can find more details of AAUS at: https://aaus.org.au Enjoy! […]

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Jonathan Roberts – UAV Challenge

Who tried to save Outback Joe from 2007 – 2014? Who helped Outback Joe deliver critical medical tests to his Doctor around 2016 – 2018? Who is going to get eyes on an unconscious Outback Joe before emergency services arrive in 2021 (slight delayed, due to COVID-19)? And who won the 2020 AAUS Award for Leadership? The UAV Challenge! An innovative challenge established in the very early days of Australian RPAS development, it has directly contributed to the development of the UAS industry. During this episode, Mirragin’s Andrew Crowe chats to Jonathan Roberts about the UAV Challenge; its history, aims, objectives, successes and the future. More details available at: https://uavchallenge.org Enjoy.  […]

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LTCOL Keirin Joyce – SO1 UAS in Retrospect

LTCOL Keirin Joyce has been the SO1 UAS in Army Headquarters for the past 3 years. In this role Keirin was the Capability Manager for Army across all UAS. A huge role as I found out! In this podcast I asked Keirin about his time in this role, his major achievements, the Army’s lines of operation/effort, technologies, frustrations and also his advice on how industry can best engage with Defence. He also let’s slip his all time favourite UAVs (there’s two!) We also discuss a fantastic industry organisation called the Australia Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS). If you’re not aware of AAUS or want more information, check them out at www.aaus.org.au. A special thanks to Defence Media for approving this podcast to be recorded and released. Thank you! Thank you to LTCOL Keirin Joyce for his support of the Drones for Good podcast and willingness to participate. Thank you! You […]

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LTCOL Keirin Joyce – Drone Racing: Army Style!

Did you know the Australian Army has a Drone Racing Team!? In this episode Andrew Crowe chats with LTCOL Keirin Joyce about the Australian Army Drone Racing Team; its aims, objectives, history and reason for being. Check out the Australian Army has a Drone Racing Team on Facebook at @AuADRT (https://www.facebook.com/AUADRT/) Special thanks to Defence Media for approving the podcast and allowing it to be recorded. Thank you.  Thank you to LTCOL Keirin Joyce for his support of the Drones for Good podcast and willingness to participate. Thank you! You can find Keirin on Twitter @keirinjoyce Enjoy. […]

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A national drone capability for firefighting

Australia is in the midst of an unprecedented bushfire season. Over 23 people have lost their lives, over 1500 homes have been destroyed and over 500 million animals have perished, pushing some species to the brink of extinction. Over 5 million hectares of land has burned. […]

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Simon Hooper – Precision Autonomy

On this episode of the Drones for Good podcast, Andrew Crowe interviews Simon Hooper from Precision Autonomy. Primarily focused around understanding the need, requirement and benefits of drone insurance, Simon also provides some example, case studies and common ways to avoid losses. Enjoy. […]

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Ken King – Freespace Operations

Ken is the Co-Founder, Managing Director & Chief Remote Pilot at Freespace Operations. Freespace focus on large-scale, industrial drones for heavy payloads. A perfect example of drones for good! Enjoy.  […]

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