We have been providing aerials for the UK television industry for over ten years. With our own twin and single-engine helicopters as well as camera systems that cover range of specifications, we can meet the requirements of any production. Alongside our helicopters, we have access to an Alta 8 and a DJI Inspire 2 drone. These powerful drones are perfect for TV and film work, carrying state-of-the-art cameras capable of UHD capture. Our Operations Team and pilots have extensive experience working with producers and directors to help realise a vision. We work with you every step of the way, discussing what’s possible within the limits of the aircraft and regulations and doing everything we can to make a shot happen.
Over the years we’ve worked on a number of prominent TV shows including:
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here 2020 & 2021 | Top Gear | Blue Peter | The Hunted | Tin Star | Deep Water | The Tunnel | All Or Nothing: Manchester City | 999: What’s Your Emergency | Ambulance | Helicopter ER | Bangers and Cash | Warbird Workshop
Alongside our TV production work, we have become a significant operator in the coverage of annual sporting events. Working with broadcasters, we deliver a reliable and dependable service. As we own multiple aircraft and camera systems, we can offer uninterrupted coverage regardless of the duration of the event. This also means we have other aircraft to step-in in the event of mechanical issues. Since 2015 we have covered marathons, cycle races, yacht races, athletics championships and victory parades. Many of these we have covered year in, year out.
Some of the events we’ve covered are:
Rolex Fastnet Yacht Race | America’s Cup World Series | Volvo Boat Race | IAAF World Athletics Championships | Tour de Yorkshire | UCI Road World Championships | Great North Run | Great Manchester Run | Great South Run | Great Scottish Run
Aerial Camera Systems
As industry experts we own an array of innovative aerial camera systems and equipment ideal for use on TV and Broadcast productions. This comprehensive range of equipment ensures we can supply you with continued support throughout your production’s aerial filming requirement. All systems are easy to ship for worldwide projects and will be supplied with a technician as standard.
Our state-of-the-art GSS C516 is a lightweight and compact camera system with big performance capabilities. Modified by specialist engineers to support the Red Epic Dragon, Alexa Mini and the Sony P1 payloads. These can be interchanged within minutes to offer aerial filming flexibility when on task.
Commonly recognised for capturing high profile broadcast applications such as sporting events, the Cineflex is a 5-axis gyro stabilized gimbal that enables stunning stability and precise shots.
The Shotover F1 is a popular lightweight system that can house an array of payloads, tailored to your individual project needs. With Shotover’s unique six-axis layout, the system offers the most dynamic shooting range for highly creative shots, unsurpassed in the aerial filming industry.
The K1 is the big brother to the F1 and allows the largest of aerial filming payloads to be flown including IMAX and Alexa LF with many lens combinations. The Hammerhead Array allows three cameras to be mounted in the mouth of the system for VFX work.
With multiple aircraft we can also provide seamless air-to-air projects. Whether helicopters are rigged with camera systems, or utilised for a variety of tasks such as picture or stunt aircraft.
Filming I’m A Celebrity…
Get Me Out Of Here 2021
I’m a Celebrity was back in Wales for a second year running, and we are delighted to have been a part of it once again. We returned with another fleet of helicopters for the opening episode, including two AS355’s for the two groups of celebrities, and another providing the aerial filming as we collected and flew them to their separate destinations. Our AW109SP was in on the action, providing hosts Ant and Dec with a stunning flight through Wales as they joined one of the groups of celebrities before they took on the first challenge of the series.