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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“Johnny English Strikes Again” with a sexy Gazelle helicopter. Includes placement into a rather challenging spot, more later! #JohnnyEnglish https://t.co/BCAiXvWQEY

21st May 2018

Cruise, Pitt, Clooney.. whatevs. Sometimes you know when you’re working on something truly great.. #LoveIsland https://twitter.com/loveisland/status/992516719842332680

5th May 2018

RT @fighterpics: Russian magic 😮 https://t.co/Xuefd8s2PO

3rd May 2018

Back at base a new Airbus A321 cockpit joins us. Floating sections for camera access, easy to transport to studio. #A320 https://t.co/ULog6oNymC

25th April 2018

When you need to remove the top engine but your forklift doesn’t go high enough.. #skinacat https://t.co/oT4kV4JzTG

25th April 2018

Glad I’ve not been asked to clear the CAA paperwork for this one... https://t.co/DYyocNUoGN

16th April 2018

A rather spectacular WW2 B29 Bomber cockpit joins the fleet. https://t.co/uwOmzdr6OJ

16th April 2018

RT @Rotarywings1: Night flight between buildings 😬 https://t.co/hyJbLFjuWz

9th April 2018

RT @Dronetecaerial: Catching up with an old friend at Duxford - Photographed with a Sony A7rii and Chinon 55mm f1.8 https://t.co/dvoUQ8D8yY

6th March 2018

RT @allymurphyvoice: Yesterday I was filming at @ShootAviation telling some stories of the old days as cabin crew! Fantastic crew despite t…

11th February 2018

McMafia again. 3 different aircraft shot on one day in one place. #efficientfilming https://t.co/BXC9mAtdnE

10th February 2018

Today we're not doing it for real. World War 2 to Gulf War in 24 hours. Our modern jet fighter cockpit with floating canopy sections for camera access. #fightercockpit https://t.co/D0BDlpPxIM

8th February 2018

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