What we do
FPV Australia, along with Mongrel Gear was started in 2006 by John Fleming when his love for all things RC lead to a business idea that soon became something more. After being self employed in the IT industry for more than 22 years, John put his business skills to use in this new business venture, and it wasn’t long before Mongrel Gear and FPV Australia were thriving.
In 2008 Mongrel Gear began building custom built multirotors and was shipping them all over the world – even to the North Pole. With the explosion of the multirotor industry, and the arrival of companies like DJI, the demand for custom built copters began to grow rapidly, and Mongrel Gear would cement itself as a forerunner in this new and cutting edge industry.
In 2013 Mongrel Gear was officially recognised by CASA to provide Manufacturer-Type training for multirotors, and in 2014 some 7 years after the business started, Mongrel Gear took its skills and industry knowledge and began working on a training program to allow pilots to obtain certification from CASA to fly their multirotors commercially.
With a lot of hard work, and in close consultation with CASA, in August of 2014, FPV Australia was officially recognised as a CASA Approved Training Organisation, and went to work opening its first flight school in Gungahlin, ACT – the first of its type in the country, and now has branched out, running courses in every state in Australia.
FPV Australia has already recruited some of the country’s leading instructors in the Australian aviation industry, and is the industry leader in RPAS training in Australia. Our instructors include ex military instructor pilots, and commercial airline instructor pilots, whom are also very skilled drone pilots – all reporting the Chief Instructor John Fleming.
Not all RPAS Courses are Created Equal
Why Choose Us
Unlike most other RPAS Training Schools, FPV Australia does not fly for a living. This means FPV Australia does not compete in the market with the very students it trains! That would be a massive conflict of interest, and would lower the integrity level down to a point that FPV Australia would not be comfortable with. Don’t get trained by someone who will quote against your next job!
FPV Australia prides itself on quality training. We are passionate about our student's learning outcomes, and don't simply want to "tick the box". We deliver quality training, with attention to detail.
Furthermore, we are the longest running drone school in Australia. We have the runs on the board, and the expertise to match it. Our instructors are very experienced in both the drone industry and manned aircraft industry, and our Chief Instructor, John Fleming, has been in the drone industry himself since 2006, and holds numerous qualifications including a manned aircraft licence, and a Diploma in Training and Design.
So if you are looking to become certified in the RPAS industry, FPV Australia has the skills and experience to ensure you get off to a good start.