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Hi

My name is Tony Wrobel and i was born, bred and schooled in Victoria Australia.

In 1976 I join the RAAF as an Engineering Apprentice graduating as an Engine Fitter and worked at bases located at East Sale, Point Cook and Canberra, In 1984 I completed my Year 12 subjects and then applied and was selected for pilot training with the RAAF. Graduating in 1987 I found myself back in Victoria at East Sale having been posted to the RAAF School of Navigation (SAN) to fly HS (AVRO) 748 aircraft. The aircraft of SAN were later transferred to a reformed 32 SQN which saw an expanded role for the aircraft. During my time at East Sale I was fortunate enough to be posted to the Central Flying School (CFS) as Operations Officer but soon found myself being converted on the PC9 to become the first non flying instructor manager and member of the Roulettes appointed as Roulette 7. After completing two tours at 32 SQN I was posted to No 34 VIP SQN where I flew the Falcon 900 aircraft flying Members of Parliament and Heads of State both domestically and internationally. In1998 I became part of the AEWC) Wedgetail Project Team later to work in Washington State USA at Boeing as part of resident team overseeing the acquisition of a highly modified Next Generation Boeing 737-700.

In 2001 I retired from the RAAF after having completed nearly 26 years. I was successful in my application to join Dragonair in Hong Kong (later to become Cathay Dragon owned by Cathay Pacific) where I flew the Airbus A330, A320 and the A321 as well as the Boeing 747 Freighter. After 15 years in Hong Kong I retired from Dragonair in 2016 and bought a farm and along with my wife Sharon raise beef cattle in Allambee Reserve located in the Strzelecki Ranges, Gippsland Victoria.

Apart form my aviation career I have always had an interest in photography having owned, back in the day, a Pentax K1000 and later the Pentax ME Super. I remember one of my favourite photography books was “The Pentax Way” which I often referred to. In the mid 90’s while serving at RAAF East Sale I was asked to do a six week Officers Photography Course learning everything from portrait to industrial photography. Additionally I was able to run aerial photography missions whilst on course on the HS 748 aircraft.

I therefore felt it was a natural fit to combine my interest in photography and my aviation experience plus my fast growing love for being on the land to be able to provide and offer a value for money aerial photography service that helping people to sell their houses, keep sake photos of a property or assist farmers to make better decisions on the land to increase profits.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or Drones are an exciting new field of operation offering new perspectives in photography and efficiencies for farmers. I’m looking forward to my next new challenge.