Sourcing aircraft for the film industry
We source aeroplanes and helicopters from around the world to cater for all your needs. Despite the diversity of our own fleet of aircraft sometimes a project will dictate us having to source a plane or helicopter from the wider market. When this situation becomes appropriate we’ll work with you to suggest a particular type of aircraft that will not only flatter the creative role you have in mind but also satisfy the practical, legal and financial elements of any film or tv shoot.
When the decision is made we’ll locate suitable aircraft, negotiate their rental or purchase and then, if necessary, repaint and position them to the set both on time and on budget.
We’ve sourced everything from the smallest microlight to literally the largest aircraft in the world. Our extensive accident free history serves to reassure the most protective of owners that their valuable assets will be treated respectfully throughout the filming process, meaning we’ll be able to secure aircraft that others might not be able to. We can also provide Aircraft Props and Ground Equipment for filming.
Mi8 Russian Helicopter
Mi8 Russian helicopter. Perfect for studio work or airport dressing. This Helicopter is used for multi purposes including lifting, troop transportation and cargo.
NEW Private Jet for filming
A modern medium sized private jet perfect for filming or dressing. Close to London and available with matching studio interior.
Douglas DC3 Dakota (C47) Aircraft
What can we say but that Douglas Aircraft built a true classic. Used throughout the world in many different roles, from 1930’s airliner to military cargo hauler. The DC3 aircraft is still in service in many parts of the world.
Our example was purchased from the RAF and remains in flying condition. She’s been used in about every form of media, representing every task the aircraft has ever performed. Her staring movie roles include Spies Like Us, Dirty Dozen and White Hunter / Black Heart. Her TV roles include Band of Brothers and go as far back as Airline (The first one, not the Easyjet one!) and Tenko.
At the moment she wears authentic WW2 “D Day” markings and is cleared to drop parachutists. She can be painted and flown in almost limitless schemes and markings, see the picture log for some of her past roles and some inspiration.
Mil Mi-24 Attack Helicopter (Hind)
The Mil Mi-24 (NATO reporting name: “Hind”) is a large helicopter gunship and low-capacity troop transport produced by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and operated from 1976 by the Soviet Air Force, its successors, and over thirty other nations.
In NATO circles the export versions, Mi-25 and Mi-35, are simply denoted with a letter suffix as “Hind D” and “Hind E” respectively. Soviet pilots called the aircraft “letayushiy tank” or “flying tank”. Another common nickname is “Krokodil” (Crocodile) — due to the helicopter’s camouflage and fuselage shape.
Although only now a static example, we still retain a large selection of external weapons for the helicopter. We are able to detach the rotor blades to facilitate easy transportation by road to your shooting location or studio.
Jet Stream British Commuter Aircraft
Jetstream aircraft. This is a small British commuter aircraft which seats up to 18 people. It is also used as an air ambulance aircraft as seen in Bafta and Oscar winning The Theory of Everything. It was first flown in 1982 but is still in current use.
As well as fixed wings we have years of knowledge finding, flying and advising on Helicopters for film. We can get you studio replicas or the real things. Below are some of the helicopters we have provided for previous films.
We specialise in WW2 aircraft and have worked on Memphis Belle, Band of Brothers, Red Tails, Saving Private Ryan, Fury and The Monuments Men to name just a few.
As well as our private jet studio sets we have supplied many of the real things. Perfect for flying shots or static with your actors boarding and departing.
C-130 and AN12 big military transport planes
One thing we are asked to get a lot for filming is a big military transport plane. In the past we have come up with many solutions including C-130 and AN12’s.
Various planes we have supplied before and we can supply again.
Huey HU-1H Military Helicopter
Complete helicopter including rotors. Lights up inside and out. Easily transportable by road. Perfect for green screen, studio filming, dressing or on set.