The development of the S-76 began in the mid-1970s with the design goal of providing a medium helicopter for corporate transportation and the oil drilling industry. Sikorsky’s design work on the UH-60 Black Hawk was utilized in the development of the S-76. It was the first Sikorsky helicopter designed purely for commercial rather than military use. The prototype first flew on March 13, 1977. In 1982, this model set class records for range, climb, speed and ceiling. The S-76 Mk II was introduced in 1982 and the S-76B in 1987, with its top speed of 155 kn (287 km/h) at sea level. Over 500 S-76s had been delivered by early 2001. Pretty much the top of the tree when it comes to luxury VIP helicopters, the Queen even has one.

We can find numerous examples available for hire in the UK in various schemes. The one featured here was for the Feature Film “London Has Fallen”. We had to land it in the courtyard of Somerset House in Central London. Paperwork paperwork paperwork but it got done. Then those sneaky VFX bods painted a Blackhawk over it. Heyho.

If you’d like one for an upcoming project then give us a call.

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03:30 call time today for our jet, come back lockdown we loved you really.. #ukfilm #Filmmaking https://t.co/a1Ag8wVTBK

about 8 hours ago

RT @MarkGreen2302: Just another normal day ⁦@WLACFlying#BBMF@Disco_BBMF⁩ ⁦@Jacob_The_Pilothttps://t.co/MEy0Q3yrdW

11th July 2020

Back to work in this strange new world, and I thought the CAA were stringent with their medicals! https://t.co/ERp67PBP9c

10th July 2020

RT @ron_eisele: Sighting the guns of a Bf-109 https://t.co/TRqMDamaBo

6th July 2020

3/3 Although they did not hit the German aircraft, its pilot appears to have panicked and landed without his undercarriage locked down. In the crash landing the fuselage was badly damaged and the pilot severely injured. The other occupant received only slight injuries.' https://t.co/bzAJQFMqWj

4th July 2020

2/3 Crossing the coast they fired very cartridges which they hoped would indicate that they had no hostile intentions.They continued their flight to RNAS Ford where they were chased by a Mosquito and two or three Hawker Typhoons. The RAF aircraft opened fire. https://t.co/07s2YqbKl7

4th July 2020

1/3 - Bf108 “F8-CA” of Stab/KG40. Two members of the Luftwaffe decided to desert and stole this aircraft at Châteaudun, taking off at 06.00 on 11 September, 1943, to fly to England. Flying at 3,000 ft, they headed for Selsey Bill, the nearest point on the English coast. https://t.co/qcKkmm84eR

4th July 2020

Getting ready for codes and nose art on the Bf108. Anyone recognise it? Quite a story.. #bf108 #me108 #avgeeks https://t.co/U5GvTrF7Kv

4th July 2020

OK, so lets bust the COVID quiet by running up our new B17 engine. Obviously VFR only, and despite the unusual undercarriage arrangement I guess it still qualifies as a taildragger. What could go wrong... #b17 #avgeeks https://t.co/8HkPWuYaYD

1st July 2020

RT @_HelenDale: Steady (gimballed) head. Did I mention that birds are amazing? https://t.co/2I9Tyb7iMi

29th June 2020

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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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…
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Published 17.09.2011 by simon