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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 combine expertise from GB Helicopters to form The Aerial Film Company.

Phil Arntz

Aerial DoP

Abi Hensby

Flight Ops
Abi joined the team in March 2012 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. 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 four 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

Finance and HR Manager
Jane has been with the company for over 7 years and is a highly diligent Finance & HR Manager.Throughout her long career, she has worked in various industries and this knowledge and experience is invaluable to The Aerial Film Company.Jane is more than willing to turn her hand to whatever is required in the business to ensure smooth running.

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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