Meet The Team.

Part 102 CAA Certified UAV Experts

Meet the Lads Behind WASP

WASP is about finding the aerial solution that best suits your needs in a friendly, relaxed and professional way. We are high end, without the high end price-tag or attitude. We love taking photos and videos and tend to spend more time than we should getting the perfect shot – it’s worth it.

We’ve been friends for over 10 years, sharing a passion for the outdoors, rugby and good food. Unfortunately, a love of good food does not a career make, and early injuries (or lack of the necessary talent…) put a stop to any thought of a rugby career so we set about turning our love of the outdoors into a career. Hence WASP took flight (see what we did there).

Part 102 Certified – Safetly Comes First

As much as we’re all about getting the perfect shot, safety is at the forefront of all operations. We are a Part 102 certified operator with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Drones are classed as remotely piloted aircraft systems therefore we have a comprehensive knowledge of the rules governing their use as outlined by the CAA.

Our drones are equipped with the latest safety technology including; an auto-landing fail safe, two directions of obstacle avoidance and sensor redundancy, accurate GPS tracking, stabilisation software, geo-fencing for restricted air space flying and navigation lights. We also have Aviation Liability Insurance.

Our standard operating procedure includes:

Surveying the flight area

Carrying out a hazard assessment and mitigation plan
Pre-flight maintenance checks
Obtaining permission from identifiable parties

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Questions about safety? No problem. Give the team a call and we would be happy to talk it through.

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Who Are We?

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Arie

Arie progressed down the scientific route, completing a BSc in environmental science followed by a Ph.D. in marine science. He’s got a rescue level dive certificate and a COC in film and photography. You could say he’s our resident water nut, spending countless hours under the sea with camera in hand. He makes a point of making the team here at WASP envious with his footage. He’s just as comfortable on land, taking the drone out for a spin or shooting time lapse photos of landscapes.

“I managed to incorporate a fair amount of WASP prep into my studies – regularly diving and experimenting with different underwater and land photography and videography methods.”

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josh

Josh on the other hand, dove in world of Digital Marketing with an appetitive for cutting edge new technology (hence the Drone thing!). Josh has a habit of setting the bar high at WASP for exceptionally high quality results. He’s happier than a squirrel with a nut when he’s out flying a drone or behind a lens. Arie even trusted him to take a few key snaps of his wedding.

“I am a self-confessed techno geek, with a real passion for next gen technology.  I enjoy keeping up to date with the latest gadgets, which fits in nicely with taking quality footage from a floating object in the sky! Rest assured we are using the best to give you the best.”

021 025 26114

arie@wildatlas.co.nz

021 204 1366
josh@wildatlas.co.nz

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Want to know more? Contact our team today.