About the author : Rodrigo Branco Matsumoto

Meet Rodrigo, our chief remote pilot here at Sky Perth, where he's been transforming aerial videography into captivating stories for over eight years. At the heart of Rodrigo's work lies a profound passion for both the art of flying and the art of storytelling. This combination has led his work to be featured on platforms like Netflix, Stan, AppleTV+, Disney+, SBS On Demand, and even internationally with ZDF in Germany.

Rodrigo's aerial videography and photography journey is a testament to his dedication to mastering this unique craft. From capturing the vast beauty of Australia's landscapes to the dynamic energy of urban life across the globe, his work offers viewers a fresh, sky-high perspective. It's not just about the technical expertise of handling a drone; for Rodrigo, every flight is an opportunity to tell a story, to reveal the unseen, and to share a new viewpoint with the world.

Renowned for his collaborative spirit and innovative approach, Rodrigo brings more than technical skills to every project at Sky Perth. Whether working on a documentary, a TV series, or a bespoke project, his focus remains on creating visuals that resonate deeply with audiences. His commitment to quality and ability to capture the heart of a story make him a skilled pilot and a storyteller of the skies.

Do you want to know more about Rodrigo? Check his website: rodmatsumoto.com

The drone industry is constantly evolving, and Sky Perth has just received a game-changing development in the industry. The company has received approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to operate drones beyond the visual line of sight (EVLOS – Class 1) and near people, making them the first company in Australia to receive this approval.

This significant milestone in the company’s journey is exciting news for the drone industry. In the latest podcast at Sky Perth Talk, the team discusses the impact of this approval on the industry and the high-quality services they can now provide to their clients safely and legally. With their experience and expertise, Sky Perth can provide unparalleled service to their clients.

This approval is just the beginning of the many opportunities and advancements yet to come in the drone industry. Sky Perth is proud to lead the way and is excited about the possibilities this approval will bring.

Below is the content list of subjects the team talked about:

00:00 Intro
00:54 The announcement 🍀
01:28 EVLOS Class 1
01:44 Fly FPV Drone near people
05:48 We flew drones at the Perth Airport
06:32 Why is the observer important?
08:51 What are the advantages of using FPV drones?
09:50 Right Up Our Alley – @jaybyrdfilms
11:00 Ambulance – @UniversalPictures
12:43 Red Notice – @Netflix
14:27 How safe an FPV drone can be?
15:59 Conclusion
17:10 BTS

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