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.

Our Credits

See the productions we have helped with our aviation solutions for film and TV

Our Location

Shoot Aviation are in the Ops Room at White Waltham Aerodrome, just 25 miles west of London, UK

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Did someone order an Airbus? Our A320 film set off to the studio. #airlinerfilming #airlinerset #studioairliner #ukfilm https://t.co/6Tbo5AwQ1V

24th September 2020

This to this! Troubled to see it described on the work board as Simon’s “Folly”. Definition of: 1. lack of good sense or foresight 2. a foolish act or idea 3. an excessively costly or unprofitable undertaking Sounds like aviation in general.. #aviationart #aeroart #upcycle https://t.co/tk0XOduW8o

23rd September 2020

Some outstanding work coming as a result of our night shoot with ⁦@thresholdaero⁩! Credit to all and look forward to seeing you again in the future! #aviationphotography #avgeeks #aviationlovers https://t.co/kgopKB9xhw

22nd September 2020

Long been a problem, people dumping old cars on airfields.. https://t.co/lyLWod7WV7

20th September 2020

A Turbomeca Artouste on spool up. Turning fuel into noise since 1955! Sound up.. #vintagehelicopter #historichelicopter #alouette #avgeek #avgeeks https://t.co/1sOtp4QIU3

13th September 2020

Wonderful guests for a Friday afternoon, just like the old days.. #avgeeks #spitfire #WingFriday https://t.co/Dwa8OnX3ua

11th September 2020

A peek inside our Challenger Jet. If you need to film on a private jet then we have packages available for the smallest video shoot to the largest Feature Film! #privatejet #ukfilm #vipjet https://t.co/5eWaiO6PMb

11th September 2020

A little 360 of the Shoot Aviation apron.. #tonka #challengerjet https://t.co/bDG8phz4NK

11th September 2020

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