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THE AERIAL
FILM COMPANY

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AERIAL FILMING
SERVICES

At the Aerial Film Company, we offer the complete range of services required for aerials in TV and Film productions. We can provide everything from aerial filming with helicopters and drones to helicopter abseils and supplying vintage aircraft.

Born from a partnership of GB Helicopters and Spirit in the Sky, the Aerial Film Company was created to combine our expertise. Together we have decades of experience working on TV and Film productions, music videos, commercials.

PROJECTS

Tenet (2020)

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Tin Star (2020)

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Six Minutes To Midnight (2020)

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No Time to Die (2020)

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SAS: Who Dares Wins (2020)

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Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

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Terminator - Dark Fate

Spitfire (2018)

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Spitfire

Race 3 (2018)

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

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Dunkirk (2017)

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Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

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Transformers - The Last Knight

Criminal (2016)

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PROJECTS

Tenet (2020)

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Tin Star (2020)

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Six Minutes To Midnight (2020)

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No Time to Die (2020)

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SAS: Who Dares Wins (2020)

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Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

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Terminator - Dark Fate

Spitfire (2018)

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Spitfire

Race 3 (2018)

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

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Dunkirk (2017)

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Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

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Transformers - The Last Knight

Criminal (2016)

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SERVICES

HELICOPTER FILMING

We provide high-end aerial filming using both single and twin-engine helicopters. They can be mounted with a range of camera systems that allow us to work on wide range of productions, from commercials using the GSS to feature films with the Shotover K1. We’re fully licenced by the CAA and can provide the helicopters, pilots, gyro-stabilised camera systems, camera operators and an aerial coordinator.

Helicopter Filming with shotover k1

DRONE FILMING

In addition to our helicopter and fixed wing aircraft camera platforms The Aerial Film Company also operate drone equipment. Drones have brought a new dimension to aerial filming with battery life and payload lift capability increasing rapidly. Our primary drone is the Freefly Alta 8, capable of lifting 9.1 kg payload which typically allows us to use the Red Helium/Monstro or the Alexa Mini cameras.

Drone Filming with The Aerial Film Company

FAST CAMERA PLATFORM

Adding to our aerial filming capabilities we provide several fast camera aircraft options. When a project requires aerial speeds over 120kts, we have planes that can reach +400kts and 28,000ft. All can be mounted with a GSS C520 and fitted with the latest RED & ARRI ALEXA cameras. Our aircraft can film a range of scenarios from cruising passenger planes to dog fighting military jets.

fast camera platform aircraft taxiing

PRODUCTION AIRCRAFT

From mock ups (bucks) and airworthy aircraft, we are able to source a wide selection of aircraft. From WWI biplane fighters through to modern business jets, airliners, cargo aircraft, seaplanes and military aircraft. We work closely with the director and art department to ensure the aircraft that features on-camera are in line with the creative vision and are an accurate representation of the type and era.

production aircraft on set

AERIAL STUNTS

We’re one of a small number of operators that can gain CAA permission to carry out aerial stunts. So far we’ve carried out long lining with Harry Styles, abseiling with Bear Grylls and the recruits on SAS: Who Dares Wins as well as a list of other celebrities. All stunts are carried out to meet stringent safety requirements with careful planning to keep risk to a minimum.

aerial stunts with the aerial film company

EQUIPMENT TRANSFER

As well as provide aerial filming services, our aircraft can also be utilised to transfer cast, crew and equipment, quickly and safely from one location to another. This is especially useful if filming locations are difficult to get to by land. We can also position set pieces or props, such as dropping a burning, scale model Spitfire into the sea.

Equipment Transfer

SERVICES

HELICOPTER FILMING

We provide high-end aerial filming using both single and twin-engine helicopters. They can be mounted with a range of camera systems that allow us to work on wide range of productions, from commercials using the GSS to feature films with the Shotover K1. We’re fully licenced by the CAA and can provide the helicopters, pilots, gyro-stabilised camera systems, camera operators and an aerial coordinator.

Helicopter Filming with shotover k1

DRONE FILMING

In addition to our helicopter and fixed wing aircraft camera platforms The Aerial Film Company also operate drone equipment. Drones have brought a new dimension to aerial filming with battery life and payload lift capability increasing rapidly. Our primary drone is the Freefly Alta 8, capable of lifting 9.1 kg payload which typically allows us to use the Red Helium/Monstro or the Alexa Mini cameras.

Drone Filming with The Aerial Film Company

FAST CAMERA PLATFORM

Adding to our aerial filming capabilities we provide several fast camera aircraft options. When a project requires aerial speeds over 120kts, we have planes that can reach +400kts and 28,000ft. All can be mounted with a GSS C520 and fitted with the latest RED & ARRI ALEXA cameras. Our aircraft can film a range of scenarios from cruising passenger planes to dog fighting military jets.

fast camera platform aircraft taxiing

PRODUCTION AIRCRAFT

The Aerial Film Company are able to source a wide selection of aircraft mock ups (bucks) and airworthy aircraft from WWI biplane fighter types through to modern business jets, airliners, cargo aircraft, seaplanes and military aircraft. We work closely with director and art department to ensure the aircraft that feature on camera are in line with creative vision and more importantly are an accurate representation of the type and also era.

production aircraft on set

AERIAL STUNTS

We’re one of a small number of operators that can gain CAA permission to carry out aerial stunts. So far we’ve carried out long lining with Harry Styles, abseiling with Bear Grylls and the recruits on SAS: Who Dares Wins as well as a list of other celebrities. All stunts are carried out to meet stringent safety requirements with careful planning to keep risk to a minimum.

aerial stunts with the aerial film company

EQUIPMENT TRANSFER

As well as provide aerial filming services, our aircraft can also be utilised to transfer cast, crew and equipment, quickly and safely from one location to another. This is especially useful if filming locations are difficult to get to by land. We can also position set pieces or props, such as dropping a burning, scale model Spitfire into the sea.

Equipment Transfer

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