For almost two decades Airview has grown from one simple, fundamental understanding – that passion is essential to both exceptional photography and exemplary service. Possessed by that common passion and determined to offer their combined expertise to the public, Brad Thornton and Stephen Brookes founded Airview from a small home office in Northbridge, Sydney. Their ambition has graduated from its humble beginnings to become an international multi-disciplinary aerial photography service. Now Managing Director, Stephen Brookes leads a talented, innovative crew through all manner of aviation-based photography, film and surveillance projects.
Despite the scale of Airview’s current capabilities, we remain distinguished by our nuanced knowledge of aerial photography, our dedication to skill development, and our pioneering engagement with the latest technologies. Our comprehensive understanding of both the art and logistics behind what we do has attracted some of Australia’s biggest companies. Our consultative style and cost-effective solutions have benefited Lend Lease, AMP, Meriton, Mirvac, NSW Rural Fire Service, Destination NSW and Tourism Australia.
Now based in Manly Vale on Sydney’s northern beaches, our passion remains unchanged as we continue to empower our clients with a level of photography excellence that exceeds all expectation.
What We Do
We provide superior aerial photography and filming solutions to capture the best imagery for your needs.
Our aerial photography can be used for almost any purpose you can think of. Using the latest camera gear available, we provide high resolution digital images in raw or edited form, right to your inbox.
AERIAL FILMING AND BROADCAST
Aerial filming is a very powerful addition to film, television and live broadcast situations. We provide complete solutions for capturing HD footage for all applications, including video production, film and TV production, as well as being able to provide live broadcast solutions.
FIRE SERVICES, SURVEY AND SURVEILLANCE
An eye in the sky is the best way to keep an eye on things and we can do this better than anyone. We have special camera systems custom built to provide exceptional clarity for surveying assets, land and other physical features. We provide thermal imaging to fire and rescue crews, and we can provide an ideal platform for long-range aerial surveillance for buildings, police and military operations and any physical asset.
We put a lot of effort into learning your needs. This combined with our experience yields a powerful and effective result. It’s our promise that we are there for you, will respond to you promptly and will always treat you in a friendly and professional manner.
Our aerial photography is the best that you’ll find, and that comes only with a lot of practice. We do our best to be competitive with our pricing, though our priority is making sure we provide you with the best value possible. We want to make sure you’re getting the best images for your needs, and that is what we focus on when working with you.
Data security is of utmost importance and that’s why even after we’ve delivered your images to you, we keep a secure backup that you can access 24/7. We ensure that you’re never without the images you need to get a job done.
Chairman and CEO
Aerial Planning Coordinator & Office Manager
General Manager – Filming, Fire & Surveillance