Aerial Photography

Fly Byron provides fully customisable aerial photography platforms tailored to your needs. We work in affiliation with multiple agencies providing the SHOTOVER F1 camera system. Below you will find a full run down of the SHOTOVER F1 capabilities and features.

Equipped with a low-level permit, Fly Byron are able to get you the shot you are after. We can assist you in a number of areas including but not limited to Real Estate Photography, Publications, Media, landscape photography and film. Our Robinson R44 can have its doors removed for handheld equipment.

Our larger aircraft the AS350 is also able to accommodate doors back shooting, with the option of adding Dart Aerospace skid extensions to assist in shooting out the doors. Our AS350 is also fitted with the SHOTOVER F1 camera, as mentioned above.

We are the preferred provider of aerial photography for the majority of professional aerial photographers and cinematographers in Northern NSW and SE Queensland. Our pilots have vast experience in aerial photography, with over 5 years and thousands of hours experience in aerial photography as a part of the Shark Management Strategy.

SHOTOVER F1 Australia – Recalibrating Versatility

The SHOTOVER F1 adapts to your needs, from broadcast to features. It’s the most advanced and flexible mount in Australia. A 6 axis gyro stabilized platform delivers unshakable stability with look down capability for use inverted, or right side up on almost anything that moves. It rigs fast and accommodates a wide range of cameras and lenses, including the Arri Alexa M, Red Epic, Canon C500 and Sony F55 & HDC-2500, for the look you want. While its compact carbon fiber construction means it ships as excess baggage on commercial flights worldwide with no export restrictions.

SHOTOVER F1 System Features

  • Quickly and easily interchange multiple cameras and lenses
  • Compact size and weight allows affordable transport as freight or excess baggage
  • No ITAR restrictions or EAR licensing requirements
  • Compatible with most FAA and EASA approved aircraft mounts
  • Easily integrated onto a wide variety of mounting platforms
  • 6-axis gyro stabilized with look down capability
  • Windowless operation option for brilliant imagery without reflections
  • Fiber optic video data transfer for clean 3GHz imagery
  • State of the art electronics and design techniques deliver unshakable stability and ultimate functionality
  • Customizable graphics overlay for real time operator feedback
  • Auto or Steerable horizon with the most advanced steering capabilities on the market
  • Inverted operation using auto-position detectors
  • Remote controlled polarized filter rotation, rain deflector and other accessories available

SHOTOVER F1 Specifications


  • 6-axis with no gimbal lock
  • High performance non-ITAR sensors
  • Distributed Multi-processor closed loop servo control system
  • Proprietary gimbal control algorithms

Gimbal Field of View

  • Pan: 360 degrees continuous (via electrical and optical rotary joints)
  • Tilt: +45 to -140 degrees
  • Roll: +/-85 degrees (steerable or auto horizon)
  • Max slew rate: 100 deg/sec


  • Fiber Optic lines
  • CAN Bus
  • RS 422 Serial Bus
  • Ethernet


  • Turret with max payload less than 59kg (130lbs)
  • Operator control unit 2.7kg (6lbs)
  • Junction control box 4kg (9lbs)
  • External cable set: 2.5kg (5.5lbs)


  • 19-72 VDC
  • 12 Amps Max Draw (at 28V)


  • Operating Temperature: -20 to +50 degrees C

Operator Control Unit

  • Lightweight
  • Customizable video overlay (Monitor Output)
  • Recess for camera remotes such as: Sony RM-B750, Arri RCU-4
  • Other control layouts available upon request

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