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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9th June 2019

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30th May 2019

Prepping for a rather dramatic crash scene, wreckage to match our Challenger Private Jet. A second complete aircraft is here and getting the full treatment! #ukfilm #filmproduction #filmprivatejet #shootprivatejet https://t.co/oAWVRbSjgg

29th May 2019

Touch and go, C130, Mojave desert.. #FlightDeckMonday https://t.co/T9Vz1i0V4r

28th May 2019

Meanwhile back at base.. Well if Carlsberg made heli decks... Thanks Les, can’t wait to try it! #alouette #helicopter ##helideck https://t.co/tUg6rRM0a0

23rd May 2019

Incredible weather going through... #ukfilm #filmproduction #avgeek #AvGeek #avgeeks #c130 https://t.co/diJnVKrxOP

20th May 2019

Did I say getting there? A little bit of English magic to the desert.. #ukfilm #filmproduction #avgeek #avgeeks #neverrainsincalifornia #c130 https://t.co/ho35QFT5HE

18th May 2019

C130 repaint getting there! 1 day left.. #ukfilm #filmproduction #avgeek #avgeeks #c130 https://t.co/ItpSzKifc0

18th May 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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