About Us

Tom Niedrich is the owner/operator of vortex sky media.

Tom has been in multimedia production and Webdesign for over 15 years and last year included aerial photography to complement and expand those services.

Fully licenced by the Australian Civil Aviation Authority (CASA) for up to 25kg multi-rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Tom has operated a multitude of UAVs not only in Australia but also in Italy, Switzerland and Germany.

In recent years multimedia has been part-time while Tom was a Trade Specialist for Bunnings but since gaining the remote pilot license Tom decided to go back into business full-time.

The time at Bunnings however has been valuable, instilling a sound business sense with an emphasis on safety. Many years of First Aid training, License to perform High Risk work and many other safety and business related courses apply effectively to the unmanned aircraft industry.

In his ‘spare’ time, Tom has also been studying towards a Bachelor of Communication degree for the past six years, with about one year to go. With a double major in Journalism and Public Relations, courses such as Media Law, Event Management and Business Communication already contribute to providing a better service in today’s multimedia and social media industries.


Tom lives in the Swan Valley, Western Australia, with his wife Ida and daughters Alexandra and Gabrielle, Ziggy the Jack Russell, two black cats and four chickens.

Apart from flying drones, Tom enjoys food and wine travelling, cooking for his family, riding motorbikes (currently Triumph Thunderbird Storm) and Craft Beer.


Current Licences

CASA.ReOC.0985 RPA Remote Operator's Certificate

ARN/ Remote Pilot License (RePL) 1036636

Aircraft Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency (AROCoP)

First Aid Certificate HLTAID001

License to perform high-risk work WL 3294077

CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry No. 1026104

 Electrical Test & Tag MTA15102

About Vortex Sky Media

We are a Perth-based multi-media production company, licensed by the CASA to provide aerial photography and videography for real estate, construction and mining.
0408 218 191
P.O.Box 2154, Perth 6069
ABN 44 048 837 590
RPA Operator's Certificate CASA.ReOC.0985

Latest News

11 January 2019
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