Our Aerial Filming company, known for both our helicopter & drone filming work, can provide the most experienced camera crews, pilots, stunt pilots and ground support crew. Our aerial filming units have experience in working anywhere in the world and on any size of project from the smallest of low budget productions right up to the largest complex Hollywood blockbuster. Since our formation in the late 1970's, the team at Flying Pictures have been credited on a huge range of productions, which has involved working in some of the most testing of places; from high altitude shoots to filming ships over the oceans, from scene setting shots of London to action sequences of the jungles in South America & Asia. We've helped film & coordinate some of the most memorable aerial stunts and action scenes including Cliffhanger, the Queen parachuting at the London Olympics and Black Hawk Down. We are licenced by the UK's Civil Aviation Authority and all our crew hold current licences to allow us operate professionally & safely, whatever the task.
Giles Dumper | Helicopter Pilot | Credits
Dani Rose | Chief Drone Pilot | Credits
Angus Benson-Blair | Drone Pilot | Credits
Darren Miller ACO | Drone Camera Operator | Credits
Pete Berglund | Drone Camera Operator
Basile Longchamp | Aerial Camera Technician / Operator | Credits
Will Handley GBCT | Aerial Camera Technician | Credits
David Arms | Aerial Camera Technician | Credits
Dave Francis | Engineering / Aerial Camera Technician
Chris Williams | Drone Camera Technician
Musty Tyebkhan | Digital Imaging Technician / Aerial 1st AC | Credits
Steve North | Aerial Ground Coordinator | Credits
Phil Pickford | Aerial Ground Coordinator | Credits
Ian Purnell | Aerial Ground Coordinator
Laura Tinsley | Operations Coordinator
Colin Prescot | Chairman
James Hunter Smart | Financal Director
Paul Rosser | Accounts Manager
This Website is designed to give an insight into the services on offer from Flying Pictures. If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact our Operations Team on +44 (0)1264 862 222 or by email. Please note all calls are recorded for training & monitoring purposes.
Originally founded in the late 1970’s by advertising executive and explorer Colin Prescot, the company made its name as the world's largest hot-air balloon business. During the early 1980’s Colin met renowned helicopter film pilot Marc Wolff and agreed to expand the company to include helicopter filming services. In the 1990’s its activities further expanded into airships, tethered blimps, design and manufacturing stabilised camera systems, film production, film processing and high altitude record attempts (see Cable and Wireless). During the early 2000’s the hot-air ballooning business suffered from the outbreak of Foot and Mouth, and the focus of the company began to concentrate on the high-end feature film helicopter aerial film services that had previously been one of its smaller divisions.
By 2010 the company had concentrated entirely on its helicopter filming division, expanding its aerial camera resources and specialist crew. Innovation has always been central to the business and in 2016 the company expanded with the addition of the most advanced and experienced drone crews. Flying Pictures have quickly become the "one stop shop" for all forms of aerial camera work, spanning helicopters, planes and now drones.