Location Aircrew is a sister company of the highly respected location scouting and management agency, Ecomlocations.
Our 20 years experience in the film, television and advertising industries in the areas of Production Management, Production Facilitation, Line Production and Location Management allow us to utilise our expertise and judgement to ensure a quality outcome for your project. We specialise in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and experienced production and flight operations personnel.
Our expertise ensures your production runs smoothly. From securing take off and landing sites, dealing with third party stakeholders such as councils, police and private landowners and ensuring traffic and pedestrian controls are in place for filming on the air, land, air and water, we’ve got you covered!
As a Location and Aerial Agency, we operate our own RPA systems and work with other aerial operators to ensure you have a range of personnel and equipment for your production needs.
Luke’s love of aircraft and all things flying, as well as his extensive experience with location scouting and photography, lead him to create Location Aircrew. It was a natural progression to move into aerial cinematography.
Luke Torrevillas has worked in the film and tv industry for over 20 years in a variety of roles which include location scouting and management, producing, and production facilitation. He brings a wealth of experience to location aircrew having worked across a multitude of projects that include music clips, tv commercials, television, and feature films.
Lee joins the team after 12 years in corporate strata title management.
An award-winning drone racer, with a passion for photography and videomaking, Lee jumped ship from the corporate world in 2020, to make his passion a career.
Lee has been racing drones competitively since 2015, finishing 4th in 2018 and 2nd 2019 in the Australian Drone Nationals. He was also awarded 1st prize in the over 40’s category at the MulitGP International open, USA 2018.
He brings to the team a passion for action photography (and worked as a freelance wakeboard action photographer in the late 1990’s for Wake Magazine) and incredible drone flying skills, including FPV.
From action shots with pin point precision movements at speed, through to delicate movements with sensitivity, Lee’s at the top of his craft.
A perfectionist at heart, he spends his spare time researching and building drones, improving his racing skills, and jumping into any sport that involves speed!
Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Rules and Regulations.
It is a condition that a remote pilot licence holder must not operate an RPA above 400 ft AGL in controlled airspace, or within 3 nautical miles of the movement area of a controlled aerodrome, unless he or she holds at least one of the following qualifications:
(a) an aeronautical radio operator certificate;
(b) a flight crew licence;
(c) an air traffic control licence;
(d) a military qualification equivalent to a licence mentioned in paragraph (b) or (c);
(e) a flight service licence.
An RPA may not be operated within 30 metres of a person not directly associated with the operation of the RPA.
An RPA may not be operated within a Populous Area. For this Part, an area is a populous area in relation to the operation of an unmanned aircraft or rocket if the area has a sufficient density of population for some aspect of the operation, or some event that might happen during the operation (in particular, a fault in, or failure of, the aircraft or rocket) to pose an unreasonable risk to the life, safety or property of somebody who is in the area but is not connected with the operation.
Pilots must fly within Visual Line of Sight (VLOS).
For comprehensive rulings refer to https://www.casa.gov.au/aircraft/landing-page/remotely-piloted-aircraft-system