Our Vision

To instil best practice, increasing safety and efficiency in Australian business through aviation.

Our journey to comprehensive drone training

Established in 2008, Aviassist is a Civil Aviation Safety Authority certified company specialising in drone training and dedicated to providing aviation expertise to Australian Business. We describe ourselves as “your partner in aviation” and our motto “facilitating flight” describes our commitment to ensuring any aviation activity can be made straight forward and stress free for our partners.

Aviassist began its journey as an experience base of professional pilots, providing flight crew for Aeromedical, Aerial Survey and Corporate Charter. Sharing our knowledge with the next generation of commercial pilots, aviation training was incorporated, providing real world experience to aspiring flight crew.

Today, Aviassist is a company embracing remotely piloted aircraft and has pioneered custom training solutions for commercial RPA operations. We specialise in training those with little or no exposure to aviation and have many years and thousands of hours of real- world experience to share.

Aviassist is passionate about promoting safe aviation activities and increasing business safety and efficiency using the latest technology. Civil Aviation Safety Authority approved and independently audited, Aviassist is proud to be the first choice for professional drone training and consultancy for some of Australia’s largest companies and government departments.


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Our Team

Ross Anderson, Managing Director (New South Wales)

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Ross Anderson has a passion for creating business efficiency through remotely piloted aviation. A commercial pilot of more than 17 years experience Ross is the Managing Director at AviAssist. Ross has a Bachelor of Science (Aviation) and Diploma in Quality Assurance. Ross developed one of the first commercial drone training courses to be recognised by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Based in Newcastle, Ross assists with RPAS training across Australia.





Irwin Jefferies, Chief Remote Instructor (Queensland)

drone training brisbane instructorIrwin Jefferies is a commercial RPAS Instructor and piloted Helicopter pilot/instructor with considerable experience across a range of rotary aircraft. Irwin holds a Diploma in Quality Assurance and is Aviassist’s Chief Instructor managing drone training across Australia. Based in Brisbane Irwin leads Aviassist RPAS training in Queensland and the Northern Territory. See more about Irwin






Rowan Kimber, RPAS training specialist (Victoria)

Drone training melbourne instructorRowan Kimber is a commercial RPAS Instructor and piloted Fixed Wing pilot/Instructor. Rowan has a Bachelor of Law (honours) and is an award-winning lawyer specialised in Aviation and drone regulation. Rowan is also a qualified Lead Auditor. Based in Melbourne, Rowan leads Aviassist RPAS training in Victoria and Tasmania. See more about Rowan






Liam Outram, RPAS training specialist (Western Australia)

Drone Training Perth InstructorLiam Outram is a commercial RPAS Instructor and piloted Fixed Wing Pilot/Instructor. Liam has a Bachelor of Science (Aviation) and Graduate Diploma in Flying. Based in Perth, Liam leads Aviassist RPAS training in Western Australia and South Australia. See more about Liam







Mark Goolmeer, RPAS training specialist (New South Wales)

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Mark Goolmer is a commercial RPAS instructor and piloted Helicopter Pilot/Instructor. Mark has 40 years aviation experience including 19 as a pilot for the Westpac rescue helicopter service. Based in Newcastle, Mark leads RPAS training in New South Wales.






Duncan French, RPAS training specialist (New South Wales)

drone training instructor SydneyDuncan is a commercial RPAS Instructor and professional skydive instructor. Duncan has 10 years of aviation industry flying both aeroplanes and canopies around the world. Duncan also has a degree in surveying and extensive experience operating commercial drones here and abroad. Based in Sydney, Duncan leads RPAS training in New South Wales.






Lydia King, Office Manager

Lydia King RPAS training Office ManagerLydia King is Aviassist’s office manager and first point of contact. Lydia also holds a CASA Remote Pilot Licence (RePL). Based in Newcastle, Lydia ensures your experience with Aviassist is professional and personable.