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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Same office 6 months apart. Although we certainly miss the long summer days, a good log fire comes a close second! #avgeek #avgeeks #ukfilm https://t.co/6cc3H1jI5Q

4th December 2019

G-OTME now has a zero time engine fitted and her new cowl nearly complete. The engineering “to do” list is getting shorter, time to start thinking about colour schemes! #me108 #messerschmitt #ukfilm #avgeek #avgeeks https://t.co/eoUahqTqj6

3rd December 2019

Looking good guys... @wbtourlondon @WarnerBrosUK.. https://t.co/VjLjYLHvPY

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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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