NewsHovercam  aerial filming have won two Academy Awards for technical achievement :

To Gifford Hooper and Philip George of HoverCam for the continuing development of the Helicam miniature helicopter camera system.

Our medium sized 4K DSLR  Drone pretty much flies itself. If you want  good,  smooth moves and stable filming with a Panasonic GH4 (4K)  supplied, then this is the bird for you. 

This is a two crew operated Drone.

Our HOVERCAM is a larger size drone and has a very smooth running and powerful turbine engine.

These five feet long, radio controlled helicopters fly just like the real thing and are capable of flying in more hostile / windier conditions than the smaller drone. In addition to being highly manoeuvrable,  the camera may be panned and tilted individually in a gyro-stabilised mount. Range is limited to the visual acuity of the operator. 

The Hovercam can easily carry the heavier professional cameras such as a RED EPIC  and can even shoot 35mm film.


The daily hire rate for the HoverCam includes a pilot, camera operator and a technician (in most cases). To see the type of imagery that can be captured please see our Show-reel.

Our conventional single engined Filming Helicopter (Hughes 500) comes complete with our own specialist filming pilot, aerial cameraman and optional HD camera gimbal. We are able to shoot anything from 16 mm to 35 mm film, as well as broadcast and high definition video. We  can also shoot with the Alexa or a Red Epic on a prime lens only.  Generally working from a previously agreed shot list and send you the imagery on the media you require.  We are not licensed to carry passengers. We can work very effectively to a shot list. However we can also shoot specific events so call us for a quote.

Our  Filming helicopter (Hughes 500) can be transported long distances by road on a trailer. if you have a shoot anywhere in Europe, let us quote you a good rate to position there. (Cost usually based on 150p / mile and £500 per day travel time + expenses / ferry etc.).  All  we need is a hotel near the location with a suitable area to take off from.

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helicopter filming

Drone filming

Our smallest Drone is optimised for television. This can shoot 4K and fly fpv, even at night!

Flight times are up to ten minutes to get the shot you require, battery changes take about two minutes.

This is a single pilot drone.