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!
Shoot Aviation are in the Ops Room at White Waltham Aerodrome, just 25 miles west of London, UK
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New fleet addition! A rather spectacular 1970’s HS125 exec jet cockpit. On a trailer for easy transport, cockpit windows float for camera as do rear sections. Call for details! #ukfilm #hs125 #aircraftfilming #avgeek #avgeeks https://t.co/ZB8rl8SaBW4th December 2018
Both bf108s together, G-OTME & G-ETME s/no 197 & 274. Some engineering templating going on over the next couple of months to get G-OTME over the finish line. #bf108, #me108, #avgeek, #avgeeks https://t.co/jXF4Z6vd6M1st December 2018
Arh, happy memories of sunny days with you holding your BUTX close to me... #avgeek, #avgeeks, #bf108, me108 https://twitter.com/smeebatics/status/106814400239707340929th November 2018
Mr McIntyre making a complete joke of one of our sets... https://twitter.com/McInTweet/status/106600990447185920026th November 2018
Had a weekend test fitting for the Bf108. We’re going to steal an idea from a German example. Original instruments but with a modern stack of EFIS and radios hidden in the glove boxes. Found an original set of Messerschmitt lap straps for refurb! #avgeek #avgeeks #bf108 #me108 https://t.co/6cFqNnbmf719th November 2018
Nice to be part of something nice. Our second Starship 1 build of the year! Still a few weeks left if you want to be the hattrick? #ukfilm John Lewis & Partners Christmas Ad 2018 - #EltonJohnLewis 🎹 https://youtu.be/mNbSgMEZ_Tw via @YouTube15th November 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…