Drone Photography Melbourne


When it comes to creativity, we are the masters of drone photography & aerial cinematography. We can make any project look cinematic and at the same time dramatically increase the production value. In conjunction with this we have substantial experience with post production software such as Adobe Premier Pro and Photoshop.


Airtight Aerials offers confined space inspection services using specialised drones. We use the Flyability Elios for inspecting inside tanks, under bridges and anywhere where it’s potentially hazardous for humans to go .

Furthermore, all of our pilots have received special training required to operate these machines.


800+ hours of real-world flight experience


Our customers love us and we love them!


CASA Certified Pilots + 20 Million Public liability

Airtight Aerials is a leading aerial photography drone specialist based in Melbourne, Australia. Moreover, we are a small passionate team of individuals who specialise in aerial cinematography and industrial inspection services.

We fly closer, faster and get the shot.. every-time.

Overall, when choosing Airtight Aerials you can be sure you’re working with the best.


Our services include aerial cinematography and industrial and confined space inspection.

In addition to this, we provide creative and commercial services to various industries across Australia. Some of these include real estate, Film and Television and tourism. Furthermore, our inspection services focus on the construction, mining and the renewables industries.




Hayden Smith


We are a small team of individuals who love to work with drones. We also love to travel and it is not uncommon for us to be interstate or overseas working on different projects. When we are not on the road, our headquarters are based in Melbourne, Australia.

Above all, we specialise in aerial imagery for Film & T.V, Real Estate and the Industrial Inspection industry.

To summerise, Airtight Aerials is licensed and certified in accordance to CASA Australia. In addition to this, we hold public liability to 20 million dollars. We also understand the importance of adhering to Governance requirements and Safety Management in the workplace.


Flyability Elios – Confined Space Drone Inspection

A recent test flight of our new confined space inspection drone – The Elios.

This drone is surrounded by a carbon fibre cage which is crash resilient and able to ‘crawl’ along walls and hard surfaces. The Elios can fly inside buildings, structures and potentially hazardous areas people would normally need to go too.

In this simulated search and rescue mission we flew the Elios inside an abandoned train to find a potential victim.

Flyability Elios Rail Bridge Inspection 

This video shows a recent inspection we completed of a steel railway bridge The bridge was 30 meters high and crossed a large river. We flew the ELIOS beyond visual line of sight and gathered all the required information we needed in 2 hours. Is this the fastest and most cost effective way to complete a visual inspection? We think so. – Cutting costs, decreasing downtime and most importantly.. saving lives.

Flyability Elios Rail Bridge Inspection – Confined Space Drone Inspection

This is a recent example of a bridge inspection we completed with the Elios. Just some of things we were able to determine in 1 hour included: – Record the current physical and functional condition of the bridge – Confirm that any previous repairs carried out are functioning satisfactorily – Identify any inventory changes from the previous inspection – Provide feedback to design, construction and maintenance engineers – Provide information to determine the need for establishing or revising the load carrying capacity (load rating) of the bridge – Determine maintenance needs and anticipated future problems Cutting costs, decreasing downtime and most importantly.. saving lives.

Hidden Gems – Visit Victoria

We travelled to the Grampians and Victorias high country to meet unique individuals and find out their stories.

We pushed the Inspire 2 drone to the limit and got some great results. The final product showcased some of Victorias most beautiful hidden gems.

A big thanks to Visit Victoria and GoodGrief Productions for being so great to work with!

2018 MCEC Expansion – Drone Photography Melbourne

Airtight Aerials was part of the recent $300 million MCEC expansion project in June 2018. In addition to this, we used dual operators to create unique and impressive aerial cinematography.

This project demanded 110% focus as operating a drone indoors can be extremely difficult. Despite this, the final product exceeded all of our expectations. We walked away with a heap more experience and most importantly a happy client.

Aerial Drone Photography @ MONA Farm – Braidwood

Recently, we were part of the small production crew with the task of creating an exclusive short for the sale of Mona Farm. The aim was to tell the story of this historic farm in all its glory. We were going to use RED cameras & Inspire 2 drones to cover the entire 120 acre property, which was no small task.

Our efforts paid off in record time, as the property sold within one month!

Film by goldeneyemedia.com.au


Aerial Photography – Residential Real Estate

Aerial Photography – Commercial Real Estate


Latest Drone Gear – DJI Inspire 2 with Zenmuse X7 Cameras

We use the latest drone technology available and have hundreds of hours experience using it in real world environments.

Furthermore, all of our drones are ultra-portable, quick to set up and produce cinema grade quality. In addition to this, our drones can film various formats ranging from 6K Cinema DNG to 24 megapixel photos.

Latest Drone Gear – Flyability Elios

We use the latest drone gear for all our industrial inspection work. This means we can quickly gather data from difficult to reach places in just minutes. In the past, these operations would require scaffolding, permits and man power which would take days to complete.

On top of this, we always provide detailed reports of each inspection which clearly shows specific points of interest.

Using us for your industrial inspection needs will greatly improve safety, save money and decrease downtime.

Industrial inspection drone


ReelGood Festival


Contact Us

(+61) 0432017560