We are The Vertical Co. Professional drone operators based out of Melbourne in Australia. On top of over 20 years Broadcast and Film experience we have over 10 years experience flying drones and hold a number of special certifications to help you get the absolute best possible result when using us on your productions.

FPV Drones

We have a range of FPV drones we can fly depending on your production requirements. Our pilot has over 3 years experience flying FPV drones and can navigate the tightest of spaces, both indoors and outdoors. We can also fly up to speeds of 120kph, so if you need speed to chase that fast car or boat, we can provide it.

The Vertical Co. - Inspire II Drone


We have a number of cinematic drones we can fly depending on your production requirements. From a basic single operator rig when compact and portable is needed, all the way to our big rig with dual operators, allowing precise control and the ultimate in video quality.

The Vertical Co. - Inspire II Drone


The Vertical Co. was founded by Maverick (aka Jason Huxley) and Goose (aka Benni Knop) in 2019 after many years in the film and TV industry (yes we are both huge Top Gun fans). Both Mav & Goose decided it was time to get out of their dark studios and into the great outdoors and start adapting their skills into an amazing industry that’s growing rapidly…. aerial photography and cinematography.

Mav is a fully licensed CASA pilot giving him that Top Gun edge. He’s been flying drones for over 10 years and is fully licensed to fly heavier drones with bigger pay-loads and even fly at night. He’s also a very skilled FPV drone pilot allowing him to capture super dynamic cinematic shots and sequences that weren’t possible just a few years ago.

Goose has many years experience in cinematography and photography and loves using his keen eye for amazing pictures to operate the camera on the drone. He also uses his extensive experience in audio production to help design immersive sound experiences for our FPV drone fly throughs.

Together Mav & Goose are capturing stunning images not possible by a single operator outfit, with smooth and fluid motion that will take your production to the next level. This Top Gun team only film using broadcast quality cameras, lenses and codecs, giving you high resolution, high bitrate, cinematic images.

Maverick aka Jason Huxley & Goose aka Benni Knop






Check out some of the latest projects and fun flights by The Vertical Co.


Tell us about your project ideas or just say hello. Whether you’ve got a big feature film in the works or need some inspiration to sell your products, we are here to take your project to the next level. From concept to creation, let us inspire you.


    Melbourne, Australia
    Phone: 0408 121 185
    Email: [email protected]