The Bell 206 is a family of two-bladed, single- or twin-engined helicopters, manufactured by Bell Helicopters. Originally developed as the Bell YOH-4 for the United States Army’s Light Observation Helicopter program, it was not selected by the Army. Bell redesigned the airframe and successfully marketed the aircraft commercially as the five-place Bell 206A JetRanger. The new design was eventually selected by the Army.

Today its likely the worlds most common private helicopter. It’s been flying for best part of 50 years with only subtle updates along the way. This one is a real helicopter thats been modified for filming. We’ve chopped out the front left corner to give face on camera access to the the three rear seat passenger and sideways access to the pilot. In addition both side doors come off for camera. The cockpit panel lights up and it could be gimbal mounted should that be required.

The interior is currently away being refreshed after a particularly mucky role but it’ll be back shortly!

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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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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