Anthony Allen


Ever in the quest for exploring opportunity he decided to couple his flying and photographic skills and found a niche in supplying aerial photographs to his old clients in the civils industry. Word spread quickly and he formed and began THE AERIAL PERSPECTIVE in 1994 as a formal photographic company. Initially he used paragliders and motorised paragliders to complete most of his work, but soon took the next step to obtain his wings in aeroplanes where he now has over 3500 flying hours to his credit in numerous aircraft, including a few hours in turbine aircraft and jet fighter trainers.

In December 2000 everything came to a grinding halt when he crashed his competition paraglider at Dasklip near Porterville. The near death saga and temporary paralysis left him yet more focussed on making something positive out of his second chance. This took him out of effective circulation for almost a year including his rehabilitation, yet he believes the accident happened for a reason and jokingly refers to it as his most positive experience he would never like to have to live through again.

He is now particularly driven to make a success of everything he undertakes, both professionally and in his sports and recreational pursuits.

His vision is to continue growing his photographic services and awareness thereof in the market, highlighting the advantages of utilising cost-effective aerial photography and is proud of the team.

He also hopes to produce a quality publication of aerial images around southern Africa in the not too distant futureā€¦