Our Team

Since our formation in the late 1970's, the team at Flying Pictures have been credited on a huge range of productions, from iconic feature films and commercials, to some of the worlds best loved television dramas and live broadcasts.

 

Helicopter Pilots:

Marc Wolff | Chief Helicopter Pilot, Aerial Coordinator & Director | IMDB | Showreel

Drone Pilots:

Angus Benson-Blair | Chief Drone Pilot & Managing Director | IMDB

Dani Rose | Drone Pilot | IMDB

Camera Crew:

Adam Dale GBCT | Aerial Director of Photography | IMDB | Showreel

Adam Sculthorp GBCT | Aerial / Drone Camera Operator & Technical Director | IMDB | Showreel

Basile Longchamp | Aerial Camera Technician / Operator | IMDB

Darren Miller ACO | Drone Camera Operator | IMDB

Gareth Harfoot GBCT | Drone Camera Operator | IMDB

Dave Francis | Engineering / Aerial Camera Technician | IMDB

David Arms | Eclipse Camera Technician | IMDB

Will Handley GBCT | Eclipse Camera Technician | IMDB

Chris Williams | Drone Camera Technician | IMDB

Musty Tyebkhan | Digital Imaging Technician / Aerial 1st AC | IMDB

Client Operations Team:

Giles Johnson | Head of Operations

Natalie Evans | Operations Assistant

 

Aircraft Ground Safety:

Steve North | Aerial Safety Coordinator | IMDB

Phil Pickford | Aerial Safety Coordinator | IMDB

Ian Purnell | Aerial Safety Coordinator

 

Administrative:

Colin Prescot | Chairman 

James Hunter Smart | Financal Director

Paul Rosser | Accounts Manager

A short history of Flying Pictures:

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 Film Services 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.