With a life-long passion for aviation, it has been a privilege to to offer specialist airside production work for General Aviation and vintage aircraft operations.
In 2016 I produced a series of short videos for a local microlight school. “One Minute Flight School” offered bite-sized student advice featuring unique first-person and externally mounted airborne perspectives. Following the success of this short web series I began collaborating with a small local aerodrome and eventually relocated my production office there. During four years of residency, I worked closely with aviation businesses including the Tiger Club and Aerobatic Tactics and produced extensive promotional media on behalf of their organisations.
In 2019 I joined the UK’s leading provider of public and charity Wing Walk experience flights, The Wing Walk Company. The company’s base at Headcorn Aerodrome, provides Spitfire and other Warbird flights, ballooning and Wing Walking and is a popular and vibrant airfield providing many unique opportunities. I currently offer an optional enhanced Wing Walk filming and editing service available to customers at Headcorn, with a production package including ground-to-air filming, body and airframe-mounted cameras and interviews. I also joined the team as Pilot’s Assistant and am responsible for briefing and securing Wing Walkers to the aeroplane as well as technical ground crew duties.
My aviation and Wing Walk production work to-date has included celebrity footage including Wing Walks for Katie Price (ITV, Loose Women) and Simon Thomas (Sky Sports/Blue Peter). It has also included coverage of charity fundraising flights, promotional airside social media content, exclusive aviation YouTube productions, graphic design and visual effects work and BTS camera work on VIP visits including a National Geographic shoot with astronaut and Commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield.
A student pilot and trained in technical airside operations including fire and first aid certification, I can provide broadcasters with trusted services for in-flight footage and sound acquisition including cockpit and external mounts and ground-to-air.
The ‘See it Live’ link below features an artistic collaboration with professional composers Backbeat. The short film features a vintage Tiger Moth biplane and was produced as a project for PilotWingsTV on YouTube, which also features some of my other aviation production work.