Oberon Aviation is based in Albury NSW, Australia established in 1992 providing Aerial Survey, Air Charter, International Emergency Medical Evacuation Services, and Flying Training for professional licences / ratings.

Oberon Aviation is a family operated general aviation company that has been operating for over twenty seven years, primarily in the aerial survey, flight training and recently commenced international medical evacuation services, using multi crew Westwind II jet aircraft.

Our Aerial Survey division utilises six specialised aircraft, modified for LiDAR and photography operations including low-level data capture projects.

We provide a complete turnkey service for visual powerline inspection projects, using high resolution geo-referenced digital imagery.

Our subsidiary maintenance company, Oberon Aviation Maintenance, provides excellent maintenance support for our current aircraft fleet of seven aircraft, anywhere, anytime, throughout Australia.

Project Highlights

1992 – Present Aerial Pre-Season Bushfire Inspection of Electricity Assets in NSW
2015 – Present IAI 1127A Westwind II – Airwork (Medi-vac) & Charter
2017 – Present Aerial LiDAR and pole top imagery capture of Electricity Assets in NSW & Victoria
2017 – Present Aerodrome Light Check Inspections of various airports throughout Australia
2001 – 2018 Gas Pipeline Patrol – Australia Wide for various companies
2002 – 2006 Aerial Fire Surveillance for Forest NSW
2002 – 2004 High Capacity RPT Charter and Freight (FK27 & Bae748)
1998 – 2000 CSIRO Atmospheric Research (FK27)

Air Operators Certificate

  • CASA Air Operator’s Certificate. CASA.TAAOC.0390 Rev 16
  • Low Level Flying Approval. CASA.LOFLY.0319 Rev 1
  • Approval to conduct Training and Testing for company low level operations. CASA.14135AP.0091
  • CASA Approved CAR217 (Training & Checking) Organisation. CASA.TCO.0095 Rev 1
  • ISO9001.2015 Quality Management System, Certificate No: QEC14890
  • Safety Management System

Meet The Team

Phil Hines
Phil has been involved in aviation for over thirty years with experience in many aircraft types and holds licenses for both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, with agricultural ratings, and approvals for low level operations in both. Phil also has significant experience as Managing Director, and Dealer Principal of multiple companies, looking after sixty to seventy employees.
Stirling Preston
Chief Pilot, Head of Training & Checking
Stirling has been involved in aviation for over forty-five years with experience in many aircraft types including airline heavy aircraft, specialised research and development aircraft, and low-level operations. Stirling has significant expertise as an advanced flight instructor, including CASA flight test examiner for all licenses and ratings.
Jonathon Van Ree
General Manager
Jonathon is an experienced manager with over twenty years’ experience in aviation surveillance and survey projects. Specialising in project management, logistical, quality/safety/risk management systems and operations management. Jonathon’s areas of expertise include Surveying, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Safety/Risk Management. Jonathon has twenty years’ experience in aerial survey / surveillance of electrical and gas assets throughout Australia.
Samuel Hobbs
Training & Checking Pilot
Samuel is an experienced low-level pilot with over ten years’ experience with Oberon Aviation Services Pty Ltd in survey / surveillance operations and Charter. Samuel is a senior pilot with CASA CAR217 low level training and checking approval and is responsible for assisting and controlling of flying standards of all company pilots.
Grahame Carroll
Senior Flight Instructor / Pilot
Grahame is an experienced ab-initio and multi-engine flight instructor. He is an ex-RAAF flying instructor and transport pilot and brings a wealth of training and operational knowledge as a former head of the RAAF 1FTS - the unit responsible for ab-initio and basic flight training for the Air Force, Army and Navy.
Paul Borella
Aircraft Engineering Manager (Chief Engineer)
Paul is an experienced aircraft engineer with over ten years’ experience with Oberon Aviation Services Pty Ltd maintaining aircraft for powerline operations.
Jane Harris
GIS Analyst
Jane is an experienced GIS analyst who has specialised in asset inspection with over nine years with Oberon Aviation Services Pty Ltd. Jane’s major role is auditing all data collected in the field including asset defects and data reports.
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