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Our core office team are below, though this expands to anything between 15 and 30 depending on the project.

Will Banks

Will started his helicopter flying career in the Royal Navy where he flew the Westland Lynx. Following his departure from the Navy he went on to fly commercial airliners. It turned out that flying passengers back and forth to Ibiza was not that exciting and so Will started his own helicopter company, GB Helicopters. In only ten years Will grew this from one helicopter to ten helicopters all operating on AOC. With so many helicopters in the fleet, it was inevitable that GB would get the call up to work on films at some stage. Throughout the last five years, aerial filming has become a more prominent side of business. With the desire to do more, the decision was made to merge with Spirit in the Sky to form The Aerial Film Company.

Steven Moth

Director/Aerial Coordinator
Steven started flying when 14-years-old in the ATC. Since obtaining his licence he has flown a wide cross section of aircraft, though most recently focusing on vintage types. When he sold his private jet business the intention was to take a step back and restore some vintage aircraft, though his ex business jet clients had other ideas. Some of those clients were key personnel in the film business, and so Steven began his career in this sector. Initially he was asked to supply picture aircraft, however with continued success he has undertaken the role of Aerial Coordinator on a number of recent projects.

Martin Burns

Assistant Aerial Coordinator
Martin is a highly experienced commercial helicopter pilot and instructor. Having spent many years in the U.S. instructing and ferry flying, he returned to Europe working with several private HNWI to identify and deliver helicopter capability to their transport plans. Martin’s adventure in films began when he was asked to help behind the scenes on the Dunkirk movie. Since then he has been a key part of the team operating with a wide remit to trouble shoot and make things happen.

Abi Hensby

Flight Ops
Abi joined the team eight years ago as an operations assistant. As a Warrant Officer in the local air cadets squadron, Abi has a keen interest in all things aviation. This passion is apparent in her work and she soon became our Operations Manager and then took on the role of compliance within the business. She is responsible for ongoing audits, risk assessments and is instrumental in the safety of operations and obtaining ISO9001, 14001 and 18001. When the company is audited by external sources such as Achilles, she has obtained a 100% score for the company over the last two years showing her keen eye to detail. Abi is skilled in obtaining permissions from National Civil Aviation Authorities, ensuring our aircraft have the legal ability to fly the exact shot required without compromise.

Jane Bennett

Jane has been with the Company 5 years and is a highly diligent Accountant – whilst not being actively involved in the day to day operational side of the business, she is incredibly efficient at debt collection!

Lucia La Manna

Lucia, our latest member, joined our team in March 2022. She is responsible for all marketing and website content for The Aerial Film Company. Lucia studied Tourism and Leisure Management at university, and one of her specialities within her degree were modules covering marketing. With a passion for the aviation and film industry working in a marketing position for The Aerial Film Company makes perfect sense for her.


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