Meet the Team

Our Experienced Pilots & Trainers

Mathew is the founder of Victorian UAS Training. Mathew has had a passion for flight since the age of 11, which has shaped his career to date; starting with Airforce Cadets, moving through General Aviation and aeromodelling, and now the Director of Victorian UAS Training.


Mathew has years of experience not only flying Multirotor and Fixed Wing platforms, but in airframe research, development, and prototyping for commercial markets. Mathew has devoted himself to understanding not only the airframes, but the flight controllers and software associated to RPAS operations.


He is passionate about the UAV industry in Australia, believing that passing on the skills needed and offering support to new operators is key to industry growth and stability, and eager to share his experience.

Jesse Sago

RPAS Pilot, Flight Instructor  

Jesse comes from a Design background (Landscape Architecture) and so brings

a particular “eye” to the industry.


Jesse has been flying RPAS for 10 years as an amateur, and 3 years professionally. He has a passion for video, and has flown numerous missions documenting and promoting major infrastructure projects across Australia.


Jesse has previously taught Masters students at RMIT University, The University of Melbourne, and Adelaide University, and has a strong reputation when it comes to teaching, which he brings to our Flight Training courses.

Michael Herbert

RPAS Pilot, Flight Instructor and Education Liaison

Michael has been with Victorian UAS since 2016. He comes to the organisation with a background in aviation, automotive, marine, military (RAAF), communications, tourism and a recent Bachelor of Environmental Science (Freshwater Biology).


His role within Victorian UAS varies and includes:

  • Flight and theory instruction 

  • Research & Development (design, manufacture and fitment of specialist components)

  • Education Liaison (STEM).

  • English Language Proficiency (ELP) assessment


He is also involved in general aviation as a pilot and enjoys coastal pursuits, including protection of native animal and bird species.​

Mathew Herbert 

Founder, Chief Remote Pilot and Director of Commercial Operations