National Drones Institute Trainers

Our trainers are passionate about your learning journey and will ensure you get the most out of your RePL course in a professional, interactive and engaging manner.


Jake Milburn

My name is Jake, I have been working with National Drones Institute for 3 years and have been instructing RePL courses for over 5 years. I have completed a Bachelor of Aviation at Griffith university, a PPL (A) at Archerfield (hopefully CPL soon), RePL (multi rotor 25kg and fixed wing < 7kg) and a Cert IV TAE. I live in Brisbane, but commonly travel interstate for training. Outside of work I like to watch Rugby League (Go Broncos), play golf and don't mind the odd beer or two. My favourite drone to fly is the Matrice 600.

John Collins

Hi there, my name is John and I am the National Drones Institute Customer Success Manager and Training Instructor, based on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. In my role, I travel around Australia supporting our customers in getting CASA qualified, to realise their RPAS opportunities and dreams. As a Corporate trainer with over 25 years’ experience I have a B.Comm, Dip VET, RePL and ReOC. In my spare time I am a passionate UAV videographer, Stand-up paddle surfer, Yogi, husband, dad and pa.

Nathan Beeston

Hi, my name is Nathan and I have been working for National Drones for over 2 years as a UAV pilot conducting operations across Australia with a MR 25kg RePL and pleased to now be adding training to my remit within the company to help students to help gain their RePL licence and share some of my practical experiences in what is an exciting occupation.I live in a small country town called Wallaroo on the South Australian Copper Coast where life is peaceful and easy to catch a feed of fish. Needless to say I like fishing A LOT!! Although I have never used a drone to drop my bait out in the water!
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