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.

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17th July 2019

It’s heavy engineering as we modify and upgrade our popular mobile Airliner film set. So you nag the team to please wear appropriate head gear for the job. Apparently it was Ascot week.. #ukfilm #filmproduction https://t.co/FqK5itgboC

17th July 2019

Enjoyed working on this one, I suspect it’ll be a blast... https://twitter.com/universaluk/status/1146771956458557445

13th July 2019

RT @Hoddy1982: One of the craziest take offs Iv ever seen https://t.co/EKUYJACo5x

10th July 2019

If you like a bit of C130 action. We looked after this one a few weeks ago in the rain of Southern California. #filmproduction #washablepaint #temporaryaircraftpaint #c130 Hyundai VENUE : Urban Vibes https://youtu.be/xHp0R14_sRY via @YouTube https://t.co/dXhfa5m6sn

10th July 2019

When the Airbus A320 film set looks better than the real thing.. #ukfilm #filmproduction #airbusa320 https://t.co/6MvmBbCcTe

8th July 2019

RT @SEREF737: Eurocopter Tiger.🚁 https://t.co/yWneQCFu2Y

6th July 2019

RT @TheFigen: 👌👌👌 https://t.co/0B02oNjcz1

5th July 2019

Sausage or fish? Business Class dining Shoot Aviation style.. #FridayFeeling https://t.co/m5rQsnLcYy

5th July 2019

BBQ at an old mates house. England in the summertime surely must be the best place in the world. Such a crushing shame about the 361 days either side of that summer... #ukflying #alouette #bbq #summerfun https://t.co/fUESMdEpam

3rd July 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…
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