A leap of Faith For

Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars

Gordon Ramsay is well known for his choice of language. With this in mind, his new competition series aired on BBC One on Thursday night – Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars. Also known by the acronym ‘FFS’. The show offers 12 entrepreneurs the chance to win a life-changing investment from Gordon Ramsay, who will put £150,000 into their business.

Throughout the series we will see a variety of tasks set, challenging the contenders whilst highlighting each of their weaknesses. Each entrepreneur must prove to the formidable chef that their food and drink business is worth the investment. Gordon Ramsay puts his contenders straight to the test, as their first task was to do a ‘leap of faith’ off the cliff edges in Newquay.

Gordon Ramsay ledged on a black helicopter

The candidates run a business within the catering industry. We meet Amit who has created bottled Indian sauces from family recipes, Matthew who is establishing a zero-waste restaurant. Jen’s business, which comprises of low-sugar bottled cocktails, are examples of diverse and unique backgrounds the entrepreneurs come from.

What was our involvement in Future Food Stars?

One of our twin-squirrel AS355s was flown by Dan Hagan during Gordon Ramsay’s grand arrival. At Lust Glaze Beach in Newquay, Gordon leaps from the helicopter into the sea performing an aerial stunt. This foreshadowed what was to follow for his candidates.

Together with LecPark, we captured the required shots using their camera system and drone. As a result, we were able to film Gordon Ramsey’s stunt whilst also providing us with aerial shots of our aircraft.

Required permissions

To perform the stunt we were required to be granted special permission from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). As with all our stunt work, we always ensure we have the appropriate permissions from the CAA before the project begins.

FFS airs weekly on Thursday nights on BBC One.