Virtual Edge 4D Pty Ltd T/A wickED copters
Our team includes engineers, photographers, and a commercial helicopter pilot, with three team members currently qualified as remote pilots, specialising in Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) products, training and operations.
Edward - when not flying the real helicopters, he can be found flying our RPAs, fitted with high end and virtual reality and cinematography equipment. He is also our new product market champion and our Chief Pilot and Instructor.
Andrew - is our engineering manager, and is an electrical and instrumentation engineer and Chief Maintenance Controller, responsible for the builds and Quality Assurance. He also develops customised apps and software for clients, and is a Remote Pilot and Course Instructor.
Gary - is our marketing manager, and a mechanical engineer carrying out application engineering for our RPAs. He is also an Instructor and Remote Pilot.
Linda - is our environmental engineer and CASA compliance officer, with a flair for photography and graphic design, producing all our manuals for training and UOC applications.
Stewart - is our web design guru for all our websites, and keeps us high up in the world of search engines (and our drones).
Brittany - is our social media editor, preparing show reels and imagery, as well as assistant photographer.
We are a CASA approved operations and training organisation (CASA.UOC.0152) and hold Public Liability Insurance for all our operations.
Our UAV and Manned Aerial Operations:
Our fleet of sophisticated drones are equiped with the latest technology and cameras to deliver the highest quality and the best value for cinematography, surveying and agriculture. This includes Virtual Reality, NDVI camera and Infrared capability
Our engineered drones operate at low noise levels and are capable of flying at altitudes up to 121.9 metres (400 feet). Coupled with our custom designed still and video camera systems we capture the highest resolution still and motion video images to meet all your aerial photography, cinematography and surveying needs.
Our diverse operations include:
- Virtual Reality Stills and Video
- Aerial Photography / Videography
- Photo and Video Editing for Portfolios and Marketing
- Surveys and Mapping, including full analysis
- Agricultural and NDVI analysis
- Storm, Flood and Fire Damage Inspection Records for Insurance purposes
- Property Development Aerial Media and Construction Progress Filming
- Photogrammetry and 3D Modelling
- Building Information Management for Pre, During and Post Construction Footage.
- Sports Events, Facilities and Action Aerial Filming
- Ecological Surveys and Monitoring
Our UAV Products (wickEDcopters):
We fly and operate the same craft that we supply and build for our clients, so we know the performance characteristics for each craft and component that we sell.
When not flying RPAs, our engineers and pilots are designing, building and testing customised builds for clients, and our photographers are developing the aerial marketing media for our clients.
Our RPA craft and systems are used by amateur and professional photographers for a range of applications (e.g. Agricultural, Environmental, Surveying, Structural Inspections, Real Estate, Photogrammetry, Ortho-mosaic, Mapping, Emergency Services, etc).
Our RPAS Courses (wickEDcopters.edu.au):
We provide theory and practical training including Manufacturer Certification / Type Training through to CASA UAV Controller Certificates (Remote Pilot Licence) for multirotor, fixed wing and helicopter. We also provide support services in the development of UOC Certification applications.
Our course presenters are all CASA certified remote pilots and our Chief Pilot (who is a Commercial Helicopter Pilot) holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is certified for AROC training.
We run training courses fortnightly both at our Training Centre in Darra, online and around Australia. Information can be found under the RPAS Training link above.