Our Team

Since our formation in 1979, the team at Flying Pictures have been creditied 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

Will Samuelson | Helicopter Pilot | IMDB

Drone Pilots:

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

Dani Rose | Drone Pilot | IMDB

Camera Crew:

Adam Dale | Aerial Director of Photography | IMDB

Adam Sculthorp | Aerial Camera Operator & Technical Director | IMDB

Basile Longchamp | Aerial Camera Technician / Operator | IMDB

Darren Miller | Aerial Camera Operator | IMDB

Will Handley | Aerial Camera Technician | IMDB

David Arms | Aerial 1st AC / Eclipse Camera Technician | IMDB

Dave Francis | Aerial Camera Technician | IMDB

Chris Williams | Drone Camera Technician | IMDB

Andrew Bradley | 1st AC / Drone Camera Technician | IMDB

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

Marc-Jason Maier | Digital Imaging Technician | IMDB

Client Operations Team:

Andy Stephens | Head of Film Services & Operations Director | IMDB | Direct Dial +44 1264 862214

Giles Johnson | Client Operations & New Business Manager | Direct Dial +44 1264 862220

Aircraft Ground Safety:

Steve North | Aerial Safety Coordinator | IMDB

Phil Pickford | Aerial Safety Coordinator

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 worlds 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 through the acquisition of The Lens Foundry Limited and BB Stratus Limited. These companies brought with them general camera and specifically drone expertise, resources and a diversification. Flying Pictures have quickly become the "one stop shop" for all forms of aerial camera work, spanning helicopter and drone filming.