Aerial Film Production Services in Los Angeles, CA, and Across the World

Helinet is a full-service provider of aerial production services to the motion picture, television and advertising industries. Headquartered in Van Nuys, California, with additional offices in Atlanta, Georgia, the company has over 30 years of aerial production experience. Helinet offers a full complement of aerial solutions including a variety of helicopters, drones, high-performance gyro-stabilized camera systems, and an array of sought-after camera and lens packages. With a worldwide network of contacts and partners, we can provide aerial production services in any location.

Our Services Include:

  • The largest fleet of single and twin-engine helicopters on the West Coast
  • A variety of small to heavy lift unmanned aerial systems (UAS)
  • The industry’s most skilled and experienced motion picture pilots (SAG, MPPA Membership, FAA Approved Motion Picture Safety Manual)
  • State-of-the-art high-definition gyro-stabilized aerial camera systems
  • Ancillary equipment, including FAA-certified bracketry, monitors, air-to-ground radios, and fuel trucks
  • Support personnel, including air-to-ground services and camera technicians
  • Preproduction painting and mockup
  • FAA permit procurement
  • Budget-sensitive solutions
  • A worldwide network of aerial coordinators, cinematographers, pilots, and all types of rotor and fixed aircraft

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Kevin LaRosa II

Helinet’s Production Group is led by Kevin LaRosa II, one of Hollywood’s most sought-after aerial coordinators. Known for his work on Iron Man (2005), The Avengers (2012) and Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), Kevin has worked on over 100 different motion picture and commercial productions. He is an ATP rated pilot trained and certified in a multitude of rotorcraft and fixed wing aircraft. He also holds type ratings in several Learjet models as well as the C-130/ L-382 Hercules and the Sikorsky S-70/ UH-60. In addition, Kevin holds an FAA Part 107 UAS rating for flying unmanned aircraft for the film and television industry.

Cinejet™

CineJet™ is the industry’s first, Aero L-39 Albatros jet featuring a customized gyro-stabilized SHOTOVER F1 RUSH camera system designed for high-speed aerial cinematography. CineJet™ was developed to address the growing demand to shoot high-speed objects for television, feature films, high-performance photography, scientific research, and commercial OEM aircraft marketing. The F1 RUSH used by Helinet on CineJet™, is specifically tailored for the unique capabilities of the jet platform, providing incredible dynamic range and unsurpassed 8K image quality at elevated speeds exceeding 350 knots and during maneuvers approaching 3G’s.

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MovieHawk®

Emulating the look and presence of a special operations MH-60M helicopter, the twin-engine MovieHawk® operated by Helinet is currently the only Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk ESSS model of its kind available within the industry. The aircraft is specially outfitted with exclusive features including the capability to carry authentic inert rockets and gun pods, external fuel tanks, and is additionally equipped with a rarity in the civilian world, a feature known as FRIES (Fast-Rope Insertion and Extraction System).  MovieHawk® also features an in-demand and specialized military paint scheme to allow production companies to create the most realistic and mission correct scenarios.

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Aircraft

PICTURE SHIPS

PICTURE SHIPS

Helinet owns and operates a helicopter fleet that includes the luxurious Sikorsky S76 and the Leonardo AW109. 

CAMERA SHIPS

CAMERA SHIPS

Helinet has one of the largest fleets of single and twin-engine turbine helicopters on the West Coast. 

CREW TRANSPORTATION

CREW TRANSPORTATION

Helinet’s is the trusted transportation choice for individuals the require safe and efficient twin-engine helicopter transportation throughout Southern California.

DRONES

DRONES

Helinet has adapted its proven procedures and protocols with full scale helicopters to its drone services.

Whether your production is at home or abroad, Helinet can fulfill any of your aerial production needs. For more information, please contact our Production Department at 818.902.0229
or email production@helinet.com.

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