About the author : Rodrigo Branco Matsumoto

Rodrigo is a talented Chief Remote Pilot at Sky Perth, a top-notch video production company based in Perth. With over seven years of experience in the field, Rodrigo has established himself as a creative and innovative producer, delivering captivating content for various platforms, including Netflix, Stan, AppleTV+, Disney+, SBS On Demand, and ZDF (German television broadcaster).

With a deep passion for aerial videography and photography, Rodrigo leverages his technical expertise to produce stunning visuals for a range of clients. His extensive portfolio showcases his ability to tell compelling stories through visual storytelling, making him a valuable asset to the Sky Perth team.

Rodrigo's professional, friendly approach and bold vision make him a sought-after producer. Whether working on documentaries or TV series, Rodrigo's commitment to delivering high-quality content is evident in every project he takes on.

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We are thrilled to announce that Sky Perth has received remarkable approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to operate drones Beyond the Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS – Class 1) and, most importantly, near people. We are the first company to receive this approval in Australia, a significant milestone for our company story.

For our clients and any business interested in having FPV drone services, this approval means we can legally operate drones in more areas, including close to people, making our services more accessible and versatile.

At Sky Perth, we believe that FPV drone technology is changing the game for the cinema and video production industry. It enables us to easily capture stunning aerial footage and execute complex maneuvers, resulting in breathtaking shots that were previously impossible to achieve.

The CASA application approvals that we received are as follows:

  • CASA. EVLOS.0105 – Operation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Beyond Visual Line of Sight, and
  • CASA.RPAS.0678 – Operation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft near people.

These approvals are not easy to obtain and require a lot of hard work and dedication from our team.

We are proud to lead the way in the drone industry and are excited about the opportunities this approval will bring. With our experience and expertise, we are confident we can provide high-quality services to our clients safely and legally.

If you’re looking for FPV drone services, look no further than Sky Perth. We are the experts, and our recent approval from CASA proves our commitment to providing our clients with the best possible service.

Check the podcast video in that we talk about the announcement.


In conclusion, we are thrilled to be the first company to receive approval from CASA to operate drones near people. It is a significant milestone for our company, and we look forward to continuing to provide high-quality FPV drone services to our clients.

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