Now in our 15th year, meet the team that makes it happen.
Monica Wyer – Aerial DOP and Operations Manager
Monica has over 25 years experience as a television camera operator and joined the Flying TV team in 2004. She has been instrumental in developing the aerial filming technologies which continue to keep us
ahead of the game.
As an aerial DOP, Monica shoots the most beautiful aerials you will see on the screen. As Flying TV’s Operations Manager, she will guide you through the process, from initial enquiry to the delivery of your rushes. Monica is also a helicopter and fixed wing pilot.
Hazel Palmer – Aerial Camera Operator
Hazel has been working with Flying TV since 2013. She is a very talented camera operator and has a great eye for a shot. With a calm and methodical approach to the job, she has become a valuable member of
the team. Her aerial credits list is growing fast!
Piers, Ingo, Jonathan & Oliver – Helicopter & Drone Pilots
Our pilots are all commercially qualified, each with several thousand hours of flying experience. As our ‘aerial grip’ they understand the intricacies of flying for the camera and the importance of working as part of a team to deliver the shots. Most importantly they have a real passion for the role which brings them some of the most rewarding flying available.
Sarah Greene – Managing Director
“In September 2003, Mike and I were at the Robinson Factory watching G-PIXX being built, our first Flying TV helicopter. Mike asked me if I thought anything was missing. I felt we needed an extra camera, inside the cockpit positioned centrally and high, at the rear facing forward.
This is the camera a presenter can look back at, whilst showing the viewer what’s ahead. Mike agreed and always called it the ‘Sashy Cam’ – ‘Sashy’ being our Godchildren’s nickname for me. Appropriate really, because I see this as my main job, looking ahead… also listening, making sure Flying TV evolves and grows as Mike intended”.
Our Base – Denham Aerodrome
Our base at Denham aerodrome is the closest private airfield to central London, although we can be anywhere in the UK or northern Europe within a few hours, Denham has easy transport connections to anywhere in the UK and is half an hour by road from the West End.
Mike Smith – Founder
When Mike created Flying TV, he wanted to bring in a new and efficient way of delivering the most breathtaking aerial footage, for the best price. By working carefully with the UK aviation authorities, he helped to rewrite the rule book on access and new technology. Particularly in the area of live TV coverage, Mike left an extraordinary legacy. Flying TV also continues to thrive, to grow with all his principles and guidelines in place.