About Us

Australia's most trusted aerial solution experts

National Drones is Australia’s largest Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) certified aerial solutions provider

At National Drones, we are passionate about helping businesses by introducing innovative aerial technology coupled with SmartData software to transform and streamline their operations a across a wide range of industries Our highly skilled and licensed operators are located throughout Australia.

We hold an RPA Operator’s Certificate (ReOC) and a range of ISO Accreditations.

BS OHSAS Certificate DSQ Certificate

Our History

Formerly known as FlyUas, National Drones Institute was created by Ben Harris who has extensive aviation experience. He has worked as an Instrument Rated Commercial Pilot of Full Size Aircraft, as well as a CASA approved Chief RPA Controller of both fixed wing and multi-rotor aircraft.

Ben has been an advisor to the department of PM and Cabinet, as well as Home Affairs division of Commonwealth Government on drone-related issues. He is currently working with CASA on future thought leadership around drone regulation.

  • National Drones started over a beer

    August 2015

    National Drones Team

    After a few years running a successful building and roof inspection business in Melbourne, Co-Founders, Brad Aylett and Kevin Scrimshaw realised that they could work much faster, safer and more cost-effectively if they used drones in their business. They saw a gap in the market, the opportunity to scale and National Drones was born. 

  • National Drones merges with Fly UAS

    June 2016

    National Drones merges with Fly UAS

    Ben Harris joins as a Director. National Drones now offers drone pilot training in-house.

  • National Drones is growing


    National Drones is growing

    January 2017

    Opened head office in Melbourne and a second office in Brisbane.

    September 2017

    Strategic business partners, David Tozer, Craig Tozer and Martin Checketts join the team.

  • Launched into New Zealand

    February 2018

    Launched into New Zealand

    Opened 20 regional offices across Australia and increased the team to 30. Incorporated SmartData platform. 

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