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Sunbirds has created a unique autonomous aircraft that harvests solar energy to fly ten times longer and farther than other drones. Based on that unrivalled endurance, Sunbirds provides drone solutions to cattle stations, saving time and money by replacing traditional ways of performing bore runs. With a wide range of fixed-wing drones and sensors, Sunbirds drones constantly solve new issues.
Find out more about Sunbirds at: https://sunbirds.aero/
Sunbirds representative: Amaury Wiest
Amaury is the co-founder and director of Sunbirds, the leading solar-powered drone startup. With a background in business & engineering and a pilot's licence, Amaury had previously worked in marketing for Airbus and AirFrance before getting into drones and Agtech. Originally from France, Amaury has been in Australia for a few years, spending most of his time on remote Outback properties.
FPVR Drone Racing League
FPVR (First Person View Racing) have been excelling the sport of drone racing and drone technology since 2015. We have established strong and current relations with Associations, leagues and technology development companies worldwide. The 3 main facets of the business are FPVR Events and Exhibitions, Team FPVR (current FAI world Champions) and offering infrastructure to grassroots clubs and leagues via its free to use website and services (Grassroots).
FPVR will be hosting demonstrations, Q&A with racing champions and hands-on activities as part of Outback Aerodrone 2019.
Team FPVR representatives:
Rudi Browning – Current FAI world Champion Drone Racer
Ben Mortensen – Drone Champions League pilot and current Australian Indoor champion
Matty Clarke – Australian Spec Wing Racing Founder
Dave Crepaldi – Director of FPVR and Team Owner
Find out more https://fpvr.org
IDS focus on a broad market sector delivering complex solutions to Homeland Security, Defence, Mining and now also in Agriculture.
IDS are now entering the IoT industry and the first market is its sensors developed for the Agriculture industry.
OPS Australia is a Central West Queensland-based agtech company co-founded by Keith Gordon and Andrew Barton. OPS Australia harnessing technology including drones and IoT to deliver solutions to tackle issues including wild dogs. Their work includes developing a suite of virtual dog fence products to supplement wild dog-proof exclusion fencing projects.
Find out more about OPS Australia at: www.OPSaustralia.com
Remote Aviation is a CASA-approved UAV and RPAS training organisation (CASA.ReOC.1006). Remote Aviation is committed to seeing individuals and businesses achieve their goals in the remote aviation industry. Its expert instructors deliver high quality, flexible and affordable Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) training.
Desert Channels Queensland
The forums, run by DCQ, which have been operating drones in the region since 2013, build help to networks, shared learnings and prioritise relevant information to be circulated. Normally run in small groups, this will be the first time the forums have been run in this type of forum.
Eddie Bennet has been involved in aviation, marine and land search and rescue, disaster management and response, emergency services, public safety and law enforcement for over 36 years. This has seen him hold many roles in Australia and internationally across government, corporate, humanitarian and volunteer organisations. These roles include extensive training development and delivery.
Working in these areas in both emergency and non-emergency environments, Eddie has developed sound skills in leadership, management, operations coordination, training, planning, response, evacuation and recovery .In recent years he has actively become involved in the operation, development and training of unmanned vehicles for search and rescue in particular unmanned aerial systems.
DJI is a global leader in developing and manufacturing innovative drone and camera technology for commercial and recreational use. DJI was founded and is run by people with a passion for remote-controlled helicopters and experts in flight-control technology and camera stabilization. The company is dedicated to making aerial photography and filmmaking equipment and platforms more reliable and easier to use for creators and innovators around the world. DJI’s global operations currently span North America, Europe and Asia, and its revolutionary products and solutions have been chosen by customers in over 100 countries; for applications in film, advertising, construction, fire fighting, farming, and many other industries.
For more information, visit DJI online: www.dji.com
Fiona Lake Photography
Fiona Lake has spent more than 30 years creating images from helicopters and drones, becoming Australia's most experienced aerial agricultural photographer. Fiona is a fully licenced drone pilot and over the last year she has been invited to present at conferences on four continents. Fiona's aerial photography workshop will run from the fundamentals of operating drones and cameras to the challenges involved in producing quality aerial images. Many useful tips will be included and her presentation will be illustrated with images taken across Australia.
Dr Thea Voogt
Rural Economies Centre of Excellence
Dr Thea Voogt is a Senior Lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law at The University of Queensland (UQ), where she specialises in income tax law and corporations law.
Thea spends significant time in Central West Queensland where she works with primary producers, small business owners and community leaders to investigate different business structures and innovative business models across the region. Partnering with RAPAD and Rural Financial Counselling Services North Queensland (RFCSNQ), her research is primarily focused on the interaction between different legal structures used to operate family businesses.
Thea is a passionate advocate for Outback Queensland, and for greater policy recognition of the inter-relationship between country town businesses and farm families.