Aerial Filming in the UK
London Helicopter Centres
A long established charter operator, offering aerial photography and aerial camera work based at Redhill near London Gatwick airport. With exemptions for aerial filming to low level and twin engine helicopters to allow operations over central London and other major cities.
Commonly used by the other Aerial Filming companies as a supplier of helicopters in or near London and with recent mainstream TV series credits.
|AOC No.|| 2250|
|Helicopters|| AS350 Single Squirrel, Bell 206, R44, AS355 Twin Squirrel|
Probably the longest established aerial filming company in the UK, operating in the UK and Northern Europe for over 20 years. Based in Cornwall in the UK, perhaps best known for their work in the 1980s on the popular 'Treasure Hunt Series'.
|AOC No.|| 912|
|Helicopters|| Agusta 109, Bell 206|
Arena are the operators of both the Sky News and BBC helicopters. Based at Redhill in Surrey gives immediate access to the central london area in minutes.
|AOC No.|| GB2144|
|Helicopters|| Twin Squirrel, Robinson R44|
Flying TV operate from Denham near London and although the new kid on the block have some impressive credit to their name already.
|AOC No.|| 2197 (Heli Air AOC)|
|Helicopters|| Robinson R44|
A small but long established company whose chief pilot has some impressive credits to his name, he has been the helicopter pilot in several of the more recent James Bond Films.
Headed up by an aerial cameraman and with experience worldwide Ten Thirteen have an excellent reputation for aerial camerawork. Their pilots can be found in the aircraft of some of the other companies mentioned here.
Flying pictures are probably the most experienced 'motion picture' company around, with hundreds of credits from twenty plus years of aerial film work.
|AOC No.|| 1264|
|Helicopters|| Twin Squirrel, Single Squirrel|
Helicopter Film Services Ltd
Helicopter Film Services Operate from Denham airfield and have an impressive list of feature film credits. They also offer helicopter and jet charter services.
PDG are an AOC operator based in Scotland with years of aerial filming experience and a variety of aerial camera equipment including FLIR and Cineflex and specialist equipment used for aerial power line surveys.
|AOC No.|| 2071|
|Helicopters|| Single Squirrel, Twin Squirrel|
Excel charter based at Stapleford can provide aerial filming services and are ideally placed for filming Central London.
|AOC No.|| 2184|
|Helicopters|| Twin Squirrel|