Safety is everything when working with aircraft. We’ve created an Aviation Communications and Safety Kit which is essential. The kit includes a Dittel Radio which is about the very best in portable ground to air communications (they use them on oil rigs to talk the helicopters in). When we plug in a high quality aviation headset we have clear ground to air communication over a long range with a long battery life.

In addition we have two more radios which we team up with light weight discreet headsets for use by the production. With one ear for set radio and one for ground to air it allows the Director / 1st / camera to be in the loop with what the aircraft is doing. Worn discreetly it also allows talent or stunt team to listen in where appropriate. Forget about a set radio working in an aircraft, we know people think it will, but honestly it’s useless.

Perhaps most importantly, as far as your risk assessment goes, we have a “Fast Find ELT” Emergency Locator Transmitter. Pull the red lever and it transmits its exact location (accurate 5m worldwide) to the emergency services. It allows an air ambulance / police helicopter / air sea rescue to home in. An expensive and absolutely invaluable bit of kit to never use. Finally we have a portable aviation GPS which allows us on recces to see if your choice of location sits within any controlled air space that we’ll have to get special permission against. Later it will give us an exact location to relay to a hero aircraft to find us if operating/shooting at an off airfield location.

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9th June 2019

Considering crashing a posh private jet for your next production? Well we’re going to make that much easier than you might have thought.. #ukfilm #filmproduction #privatejet #shootprivatejet #filmprivatejet https://t.co/7vSHbtX7C9

7th June 2019

New working in flight entertainment screens for all of our #airlinerfilmsets! Screens can either play in camera or be remotely controlled from a desk. Saving you ££££’s in post production costs! #ukfilm #filmproduction #airlinerset #airlinerfilming https://t.co/pGE7HBPhDh

5th June 2019

Busy few weeks looming so our Challenger Jet got a weekend wash and polish. Looking very sharp. The jet, not Dan.. #ukfilm #filmproduction #filmingprivatejet #challengerjet https://t.co/jn3E422Nrv

3rd June 2019

RT @Aviationdailyy: Incrideble skills, 😉✈️ https://t.co/RRrSRYu1zV

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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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