To operate an unmanned aerial vehicle for a commercial purpose, we are required to hold a number of certifications. Talon Aerial Media operates under its own Operators Certificate (CASA.UOC.0680). This means our company procedures have been assessed by CASA and our Chief Controller has personally passed a CASA assessment covering both theory and practical skills. We are also a member of the Australian Certified Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operators Association, ensuring that we are able to maintain the highest standards expected within the Remote Piloted Aircraft industry.

We have $20 million dollars in public liability insurance as well as cover for all our UAV’s and equipment.

All our pilots hold an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Controller Certificate as well as an Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate issued by CASA. To ensure that we can work in the widest range of locations, our pilots also have first aid qualifications and have passed the OHS Construction Induction White Card course, allowing them to access operational construction sites.

Our pilots all come from an emergency services and public safety background. As a result we can supply staff who have numerous national qualifications related to safe work and potentially hazardous worksites. We have made a list below outlining the major certificates and qualifications that Talon Aerial Media and our pilots hold.

Company Wide Certificates

Certificate Details
UAV Operators Certificate (UOC) CASA.UOC.0680
Public Liability Insurance $20 Million
National Parks and Wildlife Service Filming Approval AR16-086
Night Time Flying Approval CASA


All Pilots

Qualification National Competency Code
UAV Controller Certificate  
 Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate  
 OHS Construction Induction White Card  CPCCOHS1001A
 Apply First Aid  HLTFA311A
 Advanced Resuscitation  HLTFA404C 


Additional Qualifications

Qualification National Competency Code
Work safely at heights RIIOHS204A
Confined Spaces & Confined Space Rescue Numerous
Operate Breathing Apparatus PUAFIR207B
Monitor Hazardous Atmosphere (Gas Detection) PUAFIR307B
Hazardous Materials PUAFIR306B
Thermal Imaging Cameras