Ballarat is set to offer the first teaching facility for drone operation in Australia.
Drones with cameras are being incorporated into all manner of television production at a rate of knots, from Reality to News.
Ballarat-based Victorian UAS Training has been licensed to fly drones commercially,
“In Australia, it is fine to use drones as a hobby,” maintenance controller Leon Dwyer said.
“You can’t fly above 120 metres due to getting in the way of aircraft.”
The course already has 70 people from around the country on a waiting list to take part.
The business will soon starting training programs once the curriculum is approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.