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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The show is on the road, a location change for all of our lovely Messerschmitts! #ukfilm #messerschmitt #me108 #me109 #busyweekend https://t.co/d7Iv1jv0XQ

10th April 2021

The show is on the road, a location change for all of our lovely Messerschmitts! #ukfilm #messerschmitt #me108 #me109 #busyweekend https://t.co/1bzIEAMlaD

10th April 2021

When you leave your tow truck in the company of aircraft painters... https://t.co/qYbRbFFJ9X

7th April 2021

Getting there now. This is just one paint shop by the way. There is another. Might be the largest gathering of Messerschmitts in a single colour since BofB? #messerschmitt #ukfilm #filmproduction #me108 #me109 https://t.co/Q0AgDVnWvA

6th April 2021

So today has been paint a Messerschmitt day.. #messerschmitt #me108 #me109 #ukfilm #filmproduction #warfilm #stillmoretodo https://t.co/TUBv7wJZ4P

5th April 2021

The first time G-OTME has been fully assembled in the U.K. Need to get rid of the terrible paint and get a permit put on her! #me108 #bf108 #messerschmitt https://t.co/XizTCA9Zc4

3rd April 2021

Starting to get a bit luftwaffery around here.. #messerschmitt #me108 #me109 #ukfilm #more? https://t.co/3p0MfUnS2i

3rd April 2021

This one has come out of hiding... G-OTME.. #messerschmitt #bf108 #me108 #warfilm #ukfilm #filmpoduction https://t.co/F3DjQELiWM

3rd April 2021

And so it begins... https://t.co/xPWZrR1ZuE

3rd April 2021

Our C47 studio set is now up on its motion base. There’ll be some rocking and rolling next week.. #ukfilm #warfilm #filmproduction #c47filming https://t.co/7V9DmSg7fB

2nd April 2021

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