SPRING OR WINTER?
2013 has been an amazing spring in the UK with widely variable weather and much colder temperatures. For aerial filming, there's a bonus. Just after a front passes through (often!), the air behind is amazingly clear. With the added bonus of spring sunshine, the very cold temps don't worry us. We love that cold vis!
Recent tasks in Scotland 3000ft up the Cairngorms (above) and in Wales' Black Mountains at 2000ft have proved perfect territory for aerial filming. Even in 40mph+ winds.
Rumour has it, summer is just over the hill......
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 3500hrs on airborne filming tasks for every UK broadcaster.
Our 2 lead helicopters carry identical Cineflex Ikegami F30 gyrostab systems recording tapeless HD AVC Intra 100.
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.
Everything we do is based in our custom-built 8000 sq ft hangar and offices. Under one roof we offer complete media flying services.
Why choose FlyingTV ?
Primarily, 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.
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.
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.