Feeling the heat this summer? What you need is a really big fan to cool you down and it just so happens we have a few! But first, the news…
New Regs – New Levels
2017 has seen the first big shake up of the CAA rules that govern our helicopter aerial filming operations in many years. With our move to the new ‘Part SPO’ regulations, we now have a blanket 250ft low level permission – something we’ve been working towards for over a decade.
What does this mean for you? Well, we can now fly within 250ft of anything whilst on task without having to apply for a permission on a case-by-case basis. The difference this makes to the shots is incredible. Suddenly we’re in close and personal, with a helicopter, on a wide angle lens.
Our first opportunity to take advantage of the new regulations was on last week’s coverage of the Women’s Tour Of Britain. Four days of low-level flying around some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK, before finishing in central London on Sunday.
“UK cycling has never looked so dynamic” – a big thumbs up from the race organiser.
Our 4K system has been busy shooting for UKTV, OMG Media, Brontë Films and Wild Pictures, amongst others. It’s proving to be a very popular choice with productions – rock solid images, superfast lens changes and a wide choice of camera options. In combination with our Robinson helicopters, it’s raising eyebrows by making 4K – 8K aerials available to customers, with the lowest rates in the business.
We got a call: “Can you be in north Yorkshire tomorrow with your Alta 8 drone? We need you to fly with a chainsaw strapped underneath it and chase Jack Dee around a bit”. 24 hours later, we were. A little surreal perhaps, but we aim to please. See the results later this year when ‘Bad Move’ airs on ITV 1.
We’re proud to announce that following several months of development, we can now offer live broadcast facilities for sports and concert events with our Alta 8 drones. Using a custom-designed and -built HD camera system that offers an 18 times zoom, manual focusing and remote racking, the pictures are transmitted over proven COFDM link technology and delivered straight to the vision mixer.
Contact us on 0845 686 1080 for further information and rates.
So, back to those big fans. If you want to stay cool, come and fly with us for a stress-free aerial filming experience.