Aerial Filmworks maintains excellent relationships with highly qualified film pilots and helicopter companies around the world. We have years of experience mounting Cineflex systems to Bell 206-B3 Jet Rangers, Bell 206-L3 and L4 Long Rangers, Bell 407s, and Eurocopter AS350 Astars and AS355 Twinstars. We have also built and modified mounts to fit various military and police aircraft on international projects.
Or… We Bring the Helicopter to You
Aerial Filmworks diesel-powered Ford F350 DRW, custom helicopter trailer, with a Bell 206-L3 Long Ranger.
There are many projects where filming must take place at a remote location, or with limited helicopter availability. Bringing in a helicopter is often more efficient to have the same pilot and aircraft throughout the entire project. On one recent documentary project, we saved our client over $18,000 of ferry time by trailering the helicopter from the last location back to the hangar.
- Experienced film pilots with hundreds of Cineflex flight hours
- Well-maintained helicopter with extra electrical power for the Cineflex V14HD
- Garmin 496 with XM Live Weather
- Approved FAA Movie Manual
- Enhanced Safety Protocol
- Live Flight Tracking App
- Jet A Fuel Truck for Remote Fueling
- Aviation Radio Base Station
- Heavy Duty Inverter for 110AC Power Source on the Trailer
The Bell 206-L3 Long Ranger rides on triple air-ride axles and air-ride gooseneck hitch.
Precision Air-Ride Suspension
The helicopter is trailered on a custom manufactured trailer with aluminum wheels and triple air-ride axles. The helicopter skids rest on thick rubber matting, while the gooseneck rides on an Air-Safe hitch. The new diesel-powered Ford F350 DRW has air-ride suspension on the rear axle.
Aerial Filmworks offers our trailering services to any helicopter operator for maintenance and operational requirements. We maintain a DOT registration and only contract professional drivers with Commercial Drivers License.
The trailer and truck have larger “banner” areas where a client’s logo can be highly visible as the truck travels the highways. Everyone looks at the helicopter! We also offer custom helicopter paint and branding opportunities for large projects. Please inquire.