For aerial performance work we only provide highly experienced crew. Most are from military backgrounds that have extensive experience working in difficult and dangerous conditions. Teamed with the latest generation aircraft, we are one of the only helicopter providers within the UK; outside out of the military, with the ability and experience to provide you with safe helicopter stunts.
These stunts can create stunning scenes from helicopter abseils and long lines to jumping from the aircraft.
We’ve worked extensively on productions that include close low-level formation flying. Stunts over congested areas and near to explosions. As well as helicopter abseils and long line performances with a list of celebrities including the likes of Michael B Jordan, Anthony Joshua, Harry Styles, Warwick Davis and Bear Grylls.
Special Operations Platform
Achieve a greater level of exciting and dramatic aerial stunt performances with the introduction of our ‘Tyler Specialist Operations Platform’. Unparalleled to any other, we are the first in the UK to deliver this product for our aerial film and stunt services. The perfect accessory to conduct a monumental entrance for a TV presenter, adventurous challenges within a reality show or a serious mission for a film or series. Take a seat on the outside of a helicopter whilst it soars.
Leaning out of a helicopter hovering at around 20-30 ft, it is a daring prospect to take the leap into the cold waters below. This stunt can be done as a feet first jump, a somersault or even a backwards, headfirst dive. This possible range of jumps mean it can be used as challenge for contestants or presenters in reality shows, or it can make for a dramatic exit for a character or heroic entrance for a hero. The rear bench, co-pilot seat and doors can be removed to allow room for multiple actors, a camera operator and a safety coordinator.
One of our most frequently performed stunts, the long line makes for a spectacular visual. The line is attached to the underside of the helicopter and features a double redundancy safety system. Once the helicopter is airborne, the actor is carefully secured to the other end of the line and gently lifted into the air. The line can be various lengths and is connected to the actors harness, either at the front or the back, depending on the desired look. For Harry Styles’ music video Sign of the Times, the line was secured to his back to give the effect that he was flying.
The helicopter skydive stunt is performed from a stationary hover at around 10,000 ft. Jumps can be performed straight out of the cabin, or by hanging off the skids before letting go. Using a helicopter for skydiving gives more flexible jump timing and allows for repeat jumps in areas that lack a nearby airfield. Up to four skydivers can be accommodated per run.
The helicopter abseil makes for a spectacular entrance. Whether it be a challenge for a contestant, a dramatic entry for special forces or necessary to access a hostile location. It can be used on land, into water or onto a boat. We even had Bear Grylls abseil onto a scale model of Tower Bridge made of Lego® for the launch of the new Land Rover Discovery.