MEET THE TEAM
John Brooke Dyer
John is an author; adventurer, businessman and conservationist, after a distinguished corporate career that saw him residing in London, Ireland and the Isle Of Man, John founded the Iconic Ulusaba Private Game Reserve – fulfilling a lifelong passion to work in the wilds of Africa. John was also the Founder of Ajubatus – an NGO dedicated to the furtherance of conservation research and an organisation that has been in strategic partnership with the South African National Parks for many years. John is well known in academic circles and is often asked to Guest Lecture or attend University functions as Guest Speaker.
Whilst John is the “business and policy” brain behind Drone Inspired, he is an avid sportsman and outdoor enthusiast and if not surfing or skiing, can be found hiking the wilderness trails.
Quote:- Felix Adler…”the hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world. Who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light…”
Sean Brooke Dyer
Sean is a specialist in the IT Field, having focussed on SEO, Web Design, system installation and has honed his drone data capture and editing skills to the very highest standard. As a Drone Pilot, Sean is also passionate about field work and complex programming of drone flights with special emphasis on the Wildlife Applications that are currently being scientifically evaluated. Sean has been a key member of the Ajubatus Foundation for many years and specialised in fields of Technology and Micro computing solutions. He was also the lead designer of GPS collar tracking technologies during the Lion Demographic Study in the Kruger National Park and assisted veterinary personnel with field work over this 7 year study period. Sean is the heart of the Computing components of Drone inspired as well as Piloting UAV’s when required. Young and inexhaustibly enthusiastic, Sean brings a unique energy to the Drone Inspired Team.
Quote:- John Amatt…”Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life – facing new challenges and seizing new opportunities, testing our resource against the unknown and in the process discovering our own unique potential.”
Riaan has an enviable and remarkably exciting career in Piloting Corporate jets throughout Africa, Europe and the USA. As a technical fundi, it was Riaan who came up with the concept of Drone Inspired, merging his passion for flight with emerging UAV technologies to create the new business opportunity. Riaan is – as one would expect, Chief Pilot for Drone Inspired and when not flying also manages new training initiatives within the company. Riaan is a stickler for technical detail and is a specialist in Geo Mapping, programmed “grid” flights in the Forestry field and is currently researching Drone applications for application in Wind Turbine Inspections.
Quote:- Ella Wheeler Wilcox…”When we tire of well worn ways we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb higher and to seek the mountain view.”
Catherine is our specialist Sales Consultant and also heads up the Marketing function for Drone Inspired. Boundless energy and an enviable track record in various fields of business, Cathy has an inexhaustible enthusiasm for the great outdoors and is a specialist trails guide amongst her many accomplishments. For many years Cathy worked within the Tourism field and retains a strong interest through her Baviaans to Beach hiking trails company.
Cathy is currently specialising in the Real Estate Marketing component of Drone Applications as well as assisting with the Conservation Research components. A veritable live-wire, Cathy brings a wonderful sense of humour to our specialist team.
Quote:- J B Priestly…”I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.”
THE AJUBATUS FOUNDATION
The AJubatus Foundation is a specialist conservation research organisation that was first registered in 2002 and has since this time been involved in numerous strategic wildlife research initiatives throughout South Africa. As a strategic Partner of the South African National Parks and the Kruger National Park in particular, the Foundation brings a business skills element to wildlife research. In addition to various bursaries, the Foundation is committed to up lifting impoverished community, most notably in regions bordering our National Parks.
It is hardly surprising that the Foundation is a beneficiary and research Partner of Drone Inspired and offers leading edge research into use of UAV’s in wildlife applications.
Quote:- Martin Luther King…”Out lives begin to end the day we become complacent about those things that truly matter.”
The evolution of Drone Inspired to one of South Africa’s few licenced and accredited UAV fight operations was the result of extensive investigate research into the vast array of UAV applications globally. Rather than adopting a broad brush approach to business opportunities in this technical field of operation, it was decided from the outset to specialise, ensuing we could offer clients the optimal levels of professionalism and service. For this reason, Drone inspired has honed its business acumen in the following core flight operation fields:
- Forestry Management and agronomy – providing optimal solutions in management of both micro and macro activities.
- Wind Turbine inspections – a field requiring specialist flight skills and optimal analytical data
- Real Estate – embracing both residential and commercial programmes
- Conservation Applications – this is a quite enormous field of operation and includes concepts such as accessing remote areas where ground based access is denied, animal census, bio mass and geo mapping, anti-poaching etc.
We believe that by offering specialist services and honing our skills within specific areas of endeavour, we are best able to meet the stringent demands of clients. We are uncompromising in our striving for service excellence and proudly so – our clients are potential long term partners and we operate on the premise of total commitment and professionalism in all that we do, striving towards a better future for all and aware of the need to conserve our natural heritage.