Aerial filming specialist, Helicopter Film Services, has introduced a series of COVID-safe measures to ensure safety for crew, production teams and subjects, so that filming projects can continue.

All HFS aircraft are sanitised before every flight, shared equipment, such as monitors, remotes and cables are also cleaned with anti-viral treatments, aerial crew will now be tested for the virus on a weekly basis, regardless of symptoms, all crew will be required to wear masks and gloves on every flight and additional remote viewing facilities can be provided for both Helicopter and Drone units.

Where distanced or remote working is not possible, crew members will wear PPE when required, in line with Studio, Production and Health & Safety guidelines.

Jeremy Braben, Aerial DOP and CEO of Helicopter Film Services said, “We’ve adopted new operational procedures to take into account all the  risks posed by Coronavirus. However, fortunately, aerial units are generally more isolated from wider crew, and communications can be carried out by radio and telephone to liaise with other departments.

Recent Helicopter Film Services projects include: Wonder Woman 1984, Black Widow, John Wick 3, Aladdin, Dumbo, The Girl In A Spider’s Web and Spiderman Far From Home

Jon Creamer