Our Team

The company is owned by John Hildebrand and Nicole Briais and employs some exceptional staff in the aviation, drone, and photography industries.

The Aerial HotShots Team

Managing Director & Chief Photographer

Nicole Briais

Nicole Briais is the Managing Director of Aerial Hotshots and and is responsible for the day to day operations. Nicole is a tertiary qualified photographer with many years of experience across multiple photography mediums and has over 100 hours of airtime as a aerial photographer.  Nicole is also the holder of a Remote Pilot Licence (RePL).

Chief Pilot & Chief Remote Pilot

John Hildebrand

John is the Chief Pilot and Chief Remote Pilot and is responsible for all flight operations.

Photography Team Members

James Bailey


Matt Pearce

Drone Pilot

Remote Pilot Licence Training Team

John Hildebrand

Doug McCourtie

Chris Loadsman