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.
Shoot Aviation are in the Ops Room at White Waltham Aerodrome, just 25 miles west of London, UK
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6 hours flying. Bit of a fog related weather diversion. Bit of thunderstorm dodging plus a small technical issue but the end of the magenta line is in sight.. https://t.co/tNLqjQ4Mxiabout 12 hours ago
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These low cost carriers and their crazy ideas... https://t.co/OoawJCo0Z28th October 2018
Something big is going down... then up again, then down again. https://t.co/1xFt0pBxOE6th October 2018
If you need to shoot a Private Jet then look no further! A stunning mobile exterior and a choice of 4 interior studio sets. All fantastic quality, lit and mobile! #privatejet #ukfilming https://t.co/gXkNXpA0qi4th October 2018
Been a busy day at our Waltham base with 3 crews shooting 4 aircraft. G-BUCH is an absolute beauty... https://t.co/jfFEj03WrA1st October 2018
One of our long haul airliner sets on the excellent BBC #TheCry. Studio based, ground level for an easy exterior light, camera tested interior lighting, floating wall and ceiling sections and a completely shootable toilet cubicle. Making the difficult easy! https://t.co/11RfINCMRV30th September 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…