Filming a car commercial with a custom C-130 Hercules
When Hyundai planned to make a commercial to announce their all-new Venue SUV, they had a major production in mind.
A flying, custom-painted C-130 Hercules, high-speed air-to-air filming, and precise, low-altitude passes were just a few of the moving parts that Pursuit Aviation needed to coordinate when filming this project in May. Luckily, our JETCAM…
Pursuit supports NASA in preparations for groundbreaking Mars 2020 mission
NASA has launched dozens of missions to explore the Red Planet over the years, but the upcoming Mars 2020 Rover will be unlike any planetary explorer that has gone before it.
The new rover, which is scheduled to take off between July and August 2020 and land on Feb. 18, 2021, will feature groundbreaking Terrain-Relative Navigation (TRN) that allows the landing craft to make real-time adjustments as it descends to the Martian surface. Recently, Pursuit Aviation supported NASA’s
Pursuit Aviation, XM2 develop groundbreaking Whiskey Wheels system
Pursuit Aviation, a leading global aerial cinematography company for movies, television and commercials, today announced that it has created Whiskey Wheels, a first-of-its-kind setup inside a helicopter that delivers an entirely new way of shooting aerial scenes. Developed in collaboration with industry stalwart XM2 and its labs department, this new system provides new options for…
Pursuit Aviation's JETCAM blows away aerial cinematography leaders
Pursuit Aviation publically unveiled the groundbreaking JETCAM platform earlier this year, and since that time it has been stunning some of the biggest names in the aerial cinematography business.
In April, Pursuit Aviation hosted several industry leaders for test flights at the Van Nuys facility, and they all came away…
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.