Aerial Filming Helicopters in London, UK, Europe from FlyingTV
HD gyro-stabilised aerial filmingA simple phone call or email is all it takes to get your complete aerial shoot organised. With our highly-experienced crews and 21st century HD filming helicopters, you'll be surprised at how efficient aerial filming can be. FlyingTV was started by broadcaster Mike Smith in 2003. Since then, we've flown over 4000hrs on airborne filming tasks for every UK broadcaster.
Our 2 lead helicopters carry identical Cineflex Ikegami F30 gyrostab systems recording tapeless, full broadcast spec HD AVC Intra 100.
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We also supply a 3rd identical system for "flyaway" use on other helicopters and vehicles. This system can also be fitted to our available AS355 twin-engine helicopter when required. And we organise VIP helicopter transport for production teams, photographers and other media clients.
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Everything we do is based in our custom-built 8000 sq ft hangar and offices. Under one roof we offer complete media flying services.
A note about "HD" over the web:
If we tried to show full broadcast HD on any website, we'd glue your computer up for days. Our full HD is 64GB per hour - or approx 1GB per minute. Most of the videos here were shot at this rate, then compressed drastically so they will play smoothly over the varying speeds of broadband and computers.
And even then, that shiny new iThing you have will only have a 96dpi screen. So - ignore the hype. There is no such thing as HD video on the web. The best we've all got is Vimeo - but even it isn't HD.
Why choose usSafety, flexibility, cost and efficiency. We offer the most competitive HD aerial filming rates. And we take your project from the germ of an idea through to delivery of the tapeless files in an easy, friendly and professional style.
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Safety. Our Chief Pilot is also a CAA Instructor & Examiner. We are an approved supplier to the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV. Our safety record has been clean since day 1.
Budget control. We appreciate the financial controls of modern production. We never spend more without your permission.
Experience. We have a passion for our work. And we realise that an aerial shoot isn't something that production teams organise everyday. So - we use our experience and commitment to deliver the best result at the best possible price.
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Clipper Round The World
We were asked to do stills and live video for 2 starts - London + Southend - in the unique Clipper RTW. Using our COFDM link, we got... Read more »
National Theatre 50th Anniversary
A night shoot over London with one of our R44 single-engine filming helicopters. Commissioned by the National Theatre and giving them a selection of shots for use across BBC special shows and their own use.
London's skyline keeps changing. The latest icon is the 1200 foot tall Shard. Its facets make an aerial shoot a must.