Flying TV Aerial Filming London UK

Aerial Filming Helicopters in London, UK, Europe from FlyingTV

HD gyro-stabilised aerial filming

A 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 us

Safety, 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.

Read our planning an aerial shoot information »

Recent work

Liverpool Marionettes

Liverpool Marionettes

Over 100,000 people lined the streets of Liverpool to welcome three giant marionettes that tell the story of the city during World... Read more »


Recent video

BBC F1 Silverstone

One day, 9 cameras (including us!) and one top Formula One driver. Question is, did he really do it?


Recent photo

The Clippers Return

The Clippers Return

After their round the world race, all twelve racing yachts returned to London's St Catherine's Dock. Flying TV were there to capture the homecoming with live HD aerials and high resolution stills.