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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Our Tornado passes, with dignity, from current to classic.. #FarewellTornado #ukfilm #filmproduction #Filmmaker https://t.co/apiHk10V5h

20th February 2019

On location getting some Pee1 time.. #ukfilm #Filmmaking #filmmakers #crewlife #Boeing https://t.co/7I5me034dX

18th February 2019

RT @ron_eisele: 16 February 1912. Frank Coffyn took aerial views of New York City with a cinema camera while controlling his Wright Flyer M…

16th February 2019

...and when the film company said they’d be “shoving a bit of earth about..”. Well that turned out to be the complete truth. #ukfilm #filmproduction #alouettehelicopter #setdec #locationscouting https://t.co/3IWs6oTZPU

13th February 2019

Bit of confined area practice.. #alouettehelicopter #jetranger #helicopterflying https://t.co/pAzS5161bc

13th February 2019

Grand day out. Film recce in Berkshire, then collect a JetRanger from Nottingham, deliver to engineers in Gloucester to be dismantled for shipping.. #ukfilm #alouettehelicopter #jetranger #crewlife https://t.co/sL22qAzzbc

13th February 2019

VFR on top never feels quite right in a helicopter! Still beats driving below cloud though... https://t.co/rfV24XIW9q

12th February 2019

Digital departure boards, check-in desks, Terminal seating for 500, signage, baggage scanners, security and enough trolleys for a complete unit move.. #ukfilm #setdressing #props #airportdressing #setdec #filmproduction https://t.co/lP14NeVVWW

7th February 2019

Mr Idris Elba Directed by Spike Jonze using both our full Tornado Jet and our studio cockpit. #ukfilm #filmproduction #TornadoFarewell #dailytornado #crewlife https://t.co/XJL6zCO5HW

6th February 2019

Day 17 of this 17 day independEnt and it’s a wrap! Thanks for coming so far and being such great guests. We’re certainly dreading the heating bill!! #AviationSets worth traveling for, sets worth waiting for! #ukfilm #filmproduction #crewlife #yourfirstsnow https://t.co/cA49aOmGDz

6th February 2019

So last week I think I made some claim to having 17 studio ready cockpits? Got me thinking... and adding up... It’s actually 23. All housed in a new 18,000 sq ft shoot space. If you need a cockpit for your #filmproduction then look no further. #ukfilm #Filmmaker #filmmaking https://t.co/KLSFK5jLV0

4th February 2019

Happy place. July. 31 degrees. Suncream. Lunch on the lawn. Open cockpit flying. #ukfilm #wingfriday #filmmaking #setlife #crewlife #filmmaker https://t.co/xgWejxM4hQ

1st February 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