LIFT-OFF: Josh and Jayden Read with their quadrocopter, which they will use to take aerial footage when they get the final licence needed to launch their business, Mile High Aerial Photography. Gemima Harvey
LIFT-OFF: Josh and Jayden Read with their quadrocopter, which they will use to take aerial footage when they get the final licence needed to launch their business, Mile High Aerial Photography. Gemima Harvey

Brothers to launch aerial photography business

BROTHERS Josh and Jayden Read are soon to take their business to soaring new heights.

After spending upwards of $40,000 on licenses, insurance and equipment, Josh and Jayden just need one final certificate, from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, before they can offer their quadrocopter photography services commercially.

The pair hopes to get Mile High Aerial Photography off the ground in the next few months.

Josh and Jayden have dedicated a considerable chunk of time to get their unmanned aircraft and radio communication licences and now just need an operational certificate before they can officially lift off.

Using a drone requires rigorous following of civil aviation rules, including radioing into the airport if the quadrocopter is flown within 5.5 km.

Josh said he was excited and eager to show everyone what they can do with the technology.

Along with using the drone for commercial photography, such as real estate, the brothers and business partners are open to all kinds of possible uses, from whale watching to flood monitoring.

Jayden said he was focused and driven after going to such lengths to launch the business.

"I'm not aware of anyone within a couple of hundred kilometres who has the licensing and equipment to offer services like ours," he said.

For more information, email info@milehighaerial photography.com or call Jayden on 0413 709 462



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