We simply love taking the idea on your page and turning it into reality! From the initial brief we can come up with several options that are correct for period and role and board them up for you to choose from.

– If the aircraft is right but the scheme isn’t then we can deal with that.

– We can work with your First to help plan the shoot day. Some aircraft take a while to start and warm up. Others overheat if you run them on the ground too much. How many starts do you get before the battery goes flat? We know these things.

– We can work with your Locations Dept to help find a suitable airport. We can recce that field and tell you if that chopper can land there or not.

Now this is the serious bit. As the saying goes “sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know”. The legalities of aircraft operation are extremely complex; what aircraft can do what, in what weather, with or without passengers. No amount of enthusiasm from an owner or operator can counter the raw legalities of it.

We need to keep Production safe. We need to keep Production legal.

The main issue we see is when Production want to put talent or crew in an aircraft that isn’t legally allowed to carry paying passengers. In aviation world, aircraft have different types of “MOT” and a pilot isn’t just a pilot, there are many different tiers of qualification. Quite rightly, the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) want to keep passengers safe so anything used commercially must fit the highest standards in aircraft manufacture, lifetime maintenance and crew training. All managed by a company that know the rules and enforce them. That vintage or weird aircraft you’re dreaming of, owned by the enthusiastic flying club member, might not qualify and you risk being seduced into an illegal flight.

There are work arounds, but there are NO shortcuts. We’ve likely been there before and can advise accordingly. Take a look at our flying aircraft page and the aircraft we’ve flown before. You’ll see the odd mannequin floating about here and there, and for good reason. We’ll make sure you’re legal and safe, not least of all because I expect to be signing off the RAMS! I can’t stress how seriously we take this, our current body count is zero and we fully intend to keep it that way.

Feel free to give us a call if you’d like to discuss what you’re planning.

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4th December 2019

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3rd December 2019

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2nd December 2019

Some fancy camera equipment pointed at our back end Airbus A320 cabin. If you’re filming an airliner we’ll give you exactly what you want, where you want it! #ukfilm #filmproduction https://t.co/qo59QAOCUY

29th November 2019

Our short mobile airliner section in West Ireland for a Feature. Built in under one hour, back on the road 15 minutes after wrap. Amazing what you can get from it! Superior quality airline film sets to your door.. #ukfilm #airliner https://t.co/NR5hH8n1tV

29th November 2019

Gawd, I forgot put “his trousers falling down” on the risk assessment. Could have a real mental health impact on everyone here.. https://t.co/0yF6jMym4I

22nd November 2019

We’re at an aircraft scrap yard near Venice. Little Friday morning quiz, do you know the type? #ukfilm #avgeeks #AvGeek https://t.co/b2rP9ZkG8T

22nd November 2019

Back at base, our Tornado is getting ready for a night sortie! #ukfilm #jetfighter #tonka #avgeeks https://t.co/xE8M8Ne0Rw

14th November 2019

A long way away from home base, but you know what they say about Maidenhead....if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.. #ShootAviationInc #NYC https://t.co/ywvLX2iydc

9th November 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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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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