In 03, when we started, we pioneered the simple, straightforward ratecard. And we continue to develop this – because it makes aerial filming a little easier to understand.
And a lot easier for production teams to cost.
SINGLE or TWIN?
Our primary helicopters are single-engine and do 95% of our work. However, we occasionally will recommend a twin-engine helicopter for a particular task. Normally this would only be certain parts of London which cannot be accessed by a single-engine due to rules. (The main icons of London are all accessible by single)
We only price "all-inclusive". That means pilot, camera operator, helicopter, HD gyrostab tapeless record tv system, fuel, oil, full insurance, £50 of landing fees a day, tape stock or tapeless download. And you are only charged for the actual flying done – from skids-up to skids-down with no charges for the number of engine starts or reasonable ground-running.
Our costs are kept simple with the only “extras” being for overnights or operations outside normal hours. And we don’t charge extra for weekends.
£2000 brings you all you need. Filming helicopter, full camera system, onboard recording and/or live tx, UHF talkback, talent cameras and full insurance. And all operational costs for 2 hours of flying base-to-base.
Each additional six minutes of flying beyond 2 hours is charged at £65.00.
You can opt for a 6 flying hour day at £4350.00, a 3hr day at £2500 – a big saving.
£5000 for a 2hr all-inclusive flight.
Please contact us for our current ratecard. Rates subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.
In-house Mac Final Cut Pro with experienced, creative editor. Adobe Photoshop and After Effects, Compressor and DVD Pro - £800.00 per 8hr day.
Photographer + Canon EOS 5D Mk 3 digital stills camera with stabilised lenses, capturing 22.3 megapixel images in RAW and/or JPEG format. Images delivered on CompactFlash, data DVD, via Dropbox or on hard drive with video data.
In addition to aerial video shoot £400.00 per day.
As a standalone stills-only flight £400.00 per day plus flying time at £575.00 per flying hour or part thereof. Or £1250 per hour for twin-engine.
All rates subject to VAT.