Brett – Permaculture Farm

UAVAIR Alumni Club

Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot – Visual Line of Sight)

Brett completed our Professional Training course (Certificate III in Aviation – Remote Pilot – Visual Line of Sight) which included his Remote Pilot License and Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate in the first half of 2017. Brett owns a permaculture farm in the Hunter region in NSW and is using his Phantom 4 RPA to gain some really interesting insights.

So without further ado, here is our interview with Brett from Limestone Permaculture.


Brett, can you please tell us a little bit about your business.

Limestone Permaculture Farm is a highly productive one acre demonstration property that offer various services for supporting & empowering those seeking self-sufficiency & self-reliance.

Our services include:

  • Education via Permaculture Courses, Workshops & Farm tours
  • Permaculture Consultancy
  • Drone assisted Small Farm, Homestead & Garden Designs
  • Project Management
  • Rural aerial video & photography
  • Fresh produce supply


Can you give us an example of a job your have completed using your training with us?

We are currently editing footage for an upcoming video showcasing an Organic & Biodynamic Farm located in the Gloucester / Barrington region (NSW) which relied upon our knowledge of Permaculture, Agriculture & Horticulture to achieve specific shots of the diversity within this property using our Phantom 4 Pro drone.


How has your training value added to your business?

The addition of our ‘Drone Service’ to our permaculture business, has greatly improved our ability to provide quality design & informative consultation. The aerial video component of our Drone Service is a bonus & a welcomed additional to our business income.


What was the most beneficial piece of knowledge you took from your training with us?

The crucial knowledge I took from my UAVAIR course was:

  • Confidence in flying
  • Understanding CASA rules & regulations
  • Importance of safety prior, during and after flight.

Brett’s Limestone Farm offers practical examples of:

  • Organic principled market gardening
  • Farmgate fresh produce sales
  • Animal husbandry & management of Poultry, Sheep & Goats
  • European & Native Bee Keeping
  • Intensive Orchard on swales
  • Native Bush Foods
  • Seed saving, propagation, composting & healthy soils
  • Building with recycled materials
  • Farm fresh nutritious cooking