Pursuit Aviation returning to Mint 400 off-road race for 2019
The live R/F helicopter downlink that debuted in 2018 will return again this year, piloted once again by John Tamburro of Pursuit Aviation. The system will feature a Cineflex RED MONSTRO 8K system operated by world-renowned cameraman Dave Arnold, capable of transmitting an incredible twenty-three miles. The Mint 400 broadcast team executed an extensive amount of R&D in the off-season to test ways to incorporate multiple remote cameras throughout the course during the broadcast and overcome…
Race to break a world speed record chronicled in Great Big Story documentary
In August and September of 2017 a team of aviators, engineers and mechanics made their way to a private airport at a ranch in the Idaho mountains. This remote airstrip provided the ideal setting to challenge a world speed record that had stood for 30 years. Great Big Story was also on site to document this incredible attempt and their footage, combined with the aerial scenes captured…
Pursuit Aviation achieves breakthrough in aerial cinematography with JETCAM
VAN NUYS, CA, January 23, 2019 – Pursuit Aviation, a leading global aerial cinematography company for movies, television and commercials, has taken innovation within the industry to a new level with JETCAM. The company is the first to mount a SHOTOVER camera system on an aerobatic jet aircraft to capture stabilized images shot traveling at speeds of more than 400…
See what it takes to hide a secret tracker in a rhino horn
In 2017 Pursuit Aviation took to the skies over Tanzania to record one of the most exciting conservation developments in recent memory.
Pushing the limits for an air-to-air night mission
I’ve done plenty of air to air photo shoots for editorial and commercial clients. Each one has its own complexities and shooting difficulties. None were quite like the photo shoot I was called to do in December of 2017.
P-51 ‘Berlin Express’ begins transatlantic flight
The “Berlin Express” P-51B Mustang achieved legendary status in an epic World War II dogfight in Paris in 1944, piloted by American Bill Overstreet, who flew the aircraft under the Eiffel Tower in hot pursuit of a German fighter. Overstreet eventually downed the German Messerschmitt Bf 109G and eluded heavy enemy fire while escaping the battle with his P-51B Mustang “Berlin Express” intact.
P-51 Voodoo Becomes Fastest Piston in the World
Steven Hinton, the exceptional pilot who has won the Unlimited Class in the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada, multiple times, added his name to the record books this weekend as he broke the speed record for an internal combustion engine-powered airplane, Class C-1e, on a 3 km closed course. Hinton was flying a highly-modified P-51 Mustang named Voodoo, the airplane he has raced in Reno for the past few years.
This Is How You Film The Fastest P-51 On The Planet
As some of you AvGeeks may recall, air racing champion Steven Hinton recently set a new World Speed Record over Labor Day weekend of 531.272 MPH in his highly modified P-51 Mustang “Voodoo”, owned by Bob Button from Dixon, CA and sponsored by Joe Clark and Aviation Partners Inc of Seattle, WA.
The fastest lap actually reached a speed of 554.69 MPH, but Hinton’s average speed of 531.27 mph over four passes on the 3km course, located at Clark’s Ranch in a remote part of Central Idaho, officially…