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THE AERIAL
FILM COMPANY

CINEMATIC
AERIAL FILMING
SERVICES

At the Aerial Film Company, we offer the complete range of aerial filming services for film productions. We can provide absolutely everything from unbeatable aerial filming with helicopters, drones and planes, to safe helicopter stunts, to supplying classic and vintage aircraft (both airworthy and prop).

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 big budget film and TV productions, music videos and commercials. All this means you can have just one company to work with for all your aerial filming needs.

PROJECTS

No Time to Die (2021)

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The Protégé (2021)

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The Protege helicopter filming

Tenet (2020)

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tenet aerial coordination

Tin Star (2020)

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tin star poster

Six Minutes To Midnight (2020)

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six minutes to midnight aerial filming

SAS: Who Dares Wins (2020)

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Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

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Terminator Dark Fate Poster

Spitfire (2018)

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Spitfire poster

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

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jurassic world fallen kingdom poster

Dunkirk (2017)

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dunkirk poster

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

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Transformers - The Last Knight

Criminal (2016)

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criminal poster

PROJECTS

No Time to Die (2021)

READ MORE

The Protégé (2021)

READ MORE
The Protege helicopter filming

Tenet (2020)

READ MORE
tenet aerial coordination

Tin Star (2020)

READ MORE
tin star poster

Six Minutes To Midnight (2020)

READ MORE
six minutes to midnight aerial filming

SAS: Who Dares Wins (2020)

READ MORE

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

READ MORE
Terminator Dark Fate Poster

Spitfire (2018)

READ MORE
Spitfire poster

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

READ MORE
jurassic world fallen kingdom poster

Dunkirk (2017)

READ MORE
dunkirk poster

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

READ MORE
Transformers - The Last Knight

Criminal (2016)

READ MORE
criminal poster

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 variety 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 aerial filming services

DRONE FILMING

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 ARRI Alexa Mini cameras. For lighter payloads we operate the DJI Inspire II Pro Cinema drone with the X7 camera.

Drone aerial Filming with The Aerial Film Company

FAST CAMERA PLATFORM

When a project requires speeds over 120kts, we have planes that can reach +400kts and reach an altitude of 28,000ft. Our fast camera platforms can be mounted with a GSS C520 and fitted with the very latest RED & ARRI ALEXA cameras. Our aircraft can film a range of scenarios from cruising passenger planes to dogfighting military jets.

fast camera platform aircraft taxiing ready for aerial filming

PRODUCTION AIRCRAFT

From mock-ups (bucks) to flight ready, we can source a wide selection of aircraft. From WWI biplane fighters through to modern business jets, airliners, cargo aircraft, seaplanes and military aircraft. Working closely with the director and art department we ensure all aircraft match the creative vision and are an accurate representation of the type and era.

production aircraft on set

AERIAL STUNTS

We’re one of a very 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, rappelling with Bear Grylls and the recruits on SAS: Who Dares Wins and whole host of other celebrities. All stunts are carried out to meet stringent safety requirements, with careful planning keeping risks to a minimum.

aerial stunts with the aerial film company

EQUIPMENT TRANSFER

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

Production 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 aerial filming services

DRONE FILMING

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 ARRI Alexa Mini cameras. For lighter payloads we operate the DJI Inspire II Pro Cinema drone with the X7 camera.

Drone aerial Filming with The Aerial Film Company

FAST CAMERA PLATFORM

When a project requires speeds over 120kts, we have planes that can reach +400kts and reach an altitude of 28,000ft. Our fast camera platforms can be mounted with a GSS C520 and fitted with the very latest RED & ARRI ALEXA cameras. Our aircraft can film a range of scenarios from cruising passenger planes to dogfighting military jets.

fast camera platform aircraft taxiing ready for aerial filming

PRODUCTION AIRCRAFT

From mock-ups (bucks) to flight ready, we can source a wide selection of aircraft. From WWI biplane fighters through to modern business jets, airliners, cargo aircraft, seaplanes and military aircraft. Working closely with the director and art department we ensure all aircraft match the creative vision and are an accurate representation of the type and era. 

production aircraft on set

AERIAL STUNTS

We’re one of a very 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, rappelling with Bear Grylls and the recruits on SAS: Who Dares Wins and whole host of other celebrities. All stunts are carried out to meet stringent safety requirements, with careful planning keeping risks to a minimum.

aerial stunts with the aerial film company

EQUIPMENT TRANSFER

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

Production Equipment Transfer

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