About Us

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.

Since Aviassist was founded, remotely piloted aircraft technology and associated applications have begun to rapidly evolve, making these new aircraft financially viable for a large range of commercial applications. Aviassist has evolved into a company embracing remotely piloted aircraft and has pioneered custom drone training solutions for commercial drone operations.

Aviassist has grown into a company that conducts regular drone training and piloted aviation theory courses Australia wide. 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 efficiency through the use of the latest technology. Civil Aviation Safety Authority approved and independently audited, Aviassist is your first choice for professional drone training.

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Our Team

Ross Anderson, Chief Instructor (New South Wales)

Drone Training Newcastle Instructor

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 and Chief RPAS Instructor at AviAssist. Ross has a Bachelor of Science (Aviation) and developed one of the first drone training courses to be recognised by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Based in Newcastle, Ross leads Aviassist RPAS training in New South Wales.





Irwin Jefferies, RPAS training specialist (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. Based in Brisbane, Irwin leads Aviassist RPAS training in Queensland and the Northern Territory.






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. 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.






Lydia King, Office Manager

Lydia King RPAS training Office Manager

Lydia 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.


What our clients have to say

Our clients & partners

Drone Training

Drone Training

Remote Pilot Licence (RePL)
Remote Operators Certificate (ReOC)
Instrument Rating Exam (IREX)

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Aviation Training

Aviation Training

Instrument Rating Exam (IREX)

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Flight Crew

Flight Crew

RPAS Consultancy
Area Approvals
Unfamiliar operations

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