Helicopters

The choice of Camera Helicopter and Pilot is important.

Its choice depends on the type of shot and where that shot takes place. So, the nearest helicopter to the shooting location isn't always the best move.

We will recommend a helicopter type for a specific job based on the location and the type of shot. Then, we will find the appropriate helicopter from the nearest source. We are lucky to have wonderful working relationships with some of the best companies and pilots worldwide.

We have helicopter operations in the following countries

UK

 London and Manchester

London and Manchester

 Bristol

Bristol

 London and Cornwall

London and Cornwall

 Glasgow and Inverness

Glasgow and Inverness

London, Bristol, Midlands, Manchester, Glasgow, Inverness, Cornwall

Germany

Hamburg, Munich

France

Iceland

Italy

Spain

South Africa

Cape Town, Johannesburg

Kenya

Nairobi,Nanyuki

USA

Florida, Alaska,Los Angeles

Colombia

Brazil

Argentina

Mexico 350 (B1, B2, B3 and B3+)

AS 350 B2/B3

Its is not only powerful but comfortable to fly in, The B3 variant has incredible high altitude performance, essential for safe mountain flying. Combined with a modern camera system, this configuration is about as good as it gets.

  • Four seats (Filming Mode including Pilot)
  • Range:  360 Nautical Miles
  • Speed: 115 knots
  • Endurance: 3.5 hours

AS 355 F1, F2, N and NP

The 355 is the twin engined version of the 350. It is used when over Built Up Areas (cities) and when flying long distances over water, In addition this is the machine we use for night flying.

Bell 206/206L

Whereas  the Bell 206L is a very usable helicopter at lower altitudes, The Bell 206 (Jet Ranger) is somewhat underpowered when being used with the more modern mounts such as Shotover and Cineflex, however it is still possible to get usable material if operated in light conditions and with an experienced pilot.

Bell 206

  • Three seats (Filming Mode including Pilot)
  • Range 300 Nautical Miles
  • Speed 100 MPH
  • Endurance 3 Hours

Bell 206L

  • Three seats (Filming Mode including Pilot)
  • Range 300 Nautical Miles
  • Speed 100 MPH
  • Endurance 3 Hours

Bell 406 

Basically a Four bladed version of the Bell 206L. The Bell 406 has a bigger engine, better endurance and greater altitude performance than the 206L

  • Three seats (Filming Mode including Pilot)
  • Range 300 Nautical Miles
  • Speed 100 MPH
  • Endurance 3 Hours 

Other helicopters we use on occasion include :

Agusta 109

Bolkow 105

Mil 8/17

Hughes 500

Agusta 109 power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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