The Cessna 182 Skylane is an American four-seat, single-engined light aircraft float plane. Introduced in 1956, and in constant production since, the 182 has been produced in a number of variants, including a version with retractable landing gear, and this float plane version.

We’ve taken this one on a few jobs now. The first was the charming kids film “Swallows and Amazons”. As the Russian Bad Guys aircraft it got a coat of washable black paint. We couldn’t shoot the Lake District as they wouldn’t budge on their 5mph water speed limit which was about 60mph short of what we needed! So off we went to Scotland. A successful few days shoot although I do recall the midges being a PIA and spending most of the time in a plastic bag.

We have a gimbal cabin set that matches this aircraft and I think that was shot against green screen in a car park in Leeds. Oh the glamour of it all.

It’s second outing was for the Feature Film “Infiltrator” which I recall involved some complex river navigation. Finally the Welsh Tourist Board where it got a more conformist coat of red washable paint.

A great fun aircraft to shoot, if you’d like more info then give us a call.

Our Credits

See the productions we have helped with our aviation solutions for film and TV

The Operations Room

Discover the Shoot Aviation Ops’ Rooms at White Waltham Aerodrome - our authentic WW2 offices - available for you and your crew.

Our Location

Shoot Aviation are in the Ops Room at White Waltham Aerodrome, just 25 miles west of London, UK

Follow #shootaviation

Follow us on Twitter for updates on our latest projects and innovations

Today is all about shooting our Widebody First Class set... #ukfilm #filmproduction #setdec #setdressing #firstclass #airlinerfilming #aircraftfilmset #airlinerfilmset https://t.co/4jgBC51RyO

23rd April 2019

RT @ron_eisele: Camera attached to ball-turret .50 BMG on a B24 Liberator. https://t.co/tU6bYxrKzR

21st April 2019

Just as the sun arrives the new office heater finally gets delivered... #ukfilm #filmproduction #tornado https://t.co/6d0yYA3WME

19th April 2019

That’s the helicopter wrapped! Sincere thanks to Captain Jim and all ⁦@HeliServicesUK⁩. Some challenging locations trumped by meticulous planning, beautiful flying and professionalism throughout.. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #ukfilm #filmproduction #helicoptercharter https://t.co/SvqijLVy5h

18th April 2019

Here’s that take off. Bullring building, about 500m north of the #EtihadStadium . #ukfilm #filmproduction #confinedarea #augusta109 https://t.co/bmGz5Ep76m

18th April 2019

The morning after the night before. Somewhere central Manchester... #ukfilm #filmproduction #crewlife https://t.co/p4ct1bJE2R

18th April 2019

A Harvard induced break from Tornado filming, we watched @HurricaneR4118 go off on a sortie. would definitely prefer to be playing than working!! #ukfilm #filmproduction #tornado #t6 #harvard https://t.co/REQhvifLuJ

13th April 2019

RT @DownedWarbirds: Two Suffolk farmers living next to a former USAAF bomber base used GPS to draw the shadow of a B-17 Flying Fortress ont…

13th April 2019

A little sunset dance for the cameras then there’s Birmingham again... #ukfilm #filmproduction #aw109 https://t.co/Mte8JIEdWi

12th April 2019

Filming on/in/around Airliners. The most common request we receive is that of a production wishing to film inside an airliner. Be that…
more

See all news

Published 03.01.2012 by simon

It's often the case that a production will wish to change the appearance of an aircraft to be used in…
more

See all news

Published 17.09.2011 by simon