TV & MovieAerial Filming Services
Right shot, first time. With an eye for creative execution, over 15,000 hours experience and zero incidents or accidents, we take the stress out of time-critical, high-energy aerial shoots where quality matters.
Founder, David Adamson started flying helicopters in the United Kingdom in 1986, before emigrating to Australia in 1995. Today, with more than 15,000 hours experience, David flies commercially in several countries, conducting specialist air-to-air and low level aerial film services (with gyro stabilised, fixed and still camera systems) for the motorsport industry as well as feature films, television productions, documentaries, commercials and other major sporting events.
David flies commercially in several countries, conducting specialist air-to-air and low level aerial film services (with gyro stabilised, fixed and still camera systems) for the motorsport industry as well as feature films, television productions, documentaries, commercials and other major sporting events.
In addition, David is one of a handful of Flight Examiners who conducts Commercial, Private, Night, Instrument and Instructor flight tests, as well as aircraft specific type ratings and endorsements (such as low level, sling, floats, winching, formation and check flights) on behalf of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority 'CASA' in Australia and beyond.
In his spare time, he acts in the capacity of Aviation Safety Consultant, assisting the Australian Transport Safety Bureau with accident investigation and presenting helicopter specific safety courses for Pilots, Aircrew, the General Public and the Film Industry, and; is an Onshore Operations Flight & Ground Instructor to high potential pilots / student pilots aiming to be top of the game.
Under his command, it is no surprise that Specialist Helicopters has a reputation for its exceptional safety standards, with a zero accident / incident track record, despite the highly technical and complex nature of its work.
Compilation of Specialist Helicopters work.
Finke: There and Back
Movie | Documentary, Action/Adventure. Blood, sweat, and dollars spill across the centre of Australia at the iconic Finke Desert Race.
Movie | Biography, Drama. A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Emergency Rescue Down Under
TV Series | Documentary, Reality-TV. The missions of Australia’s various emergency response services.
TV Series | Drama, Thriller. Two Canberra based brothers become entangled in a cover up that involves a remote outback community and key members of the Australian Government.
Spirit of Yachting: Sydney Hobart Race
TV Movie | Documentary, Sports. Exploring some of the most exciting events in the world of sailing – telling the human stories behind the race and revealing the passion, emotion and dedication needed to take part in any world class sporting occasion.
Explorers: Adventures of the Century
TV Series | Documentary, Action/Adventure. Follow the world’s most accomplished athletes across perilous deserts, racing rapids, highest peaks and deepest oceans capturing eye-popping footage of human skill in ultimate, extreme adventure.
Movie | Documentary. A visually stunning documentary that reflects human’s relationship to other species on Earth as humanity becomes more and more isolated from Nature.
TV Series | Documentary, Reality-TV. Australia is a land of extremes and the Outback Truckers face those extremes on every job they do.
Life on the Reef
TV Series | Documentary. Where man meets wild and Nature calls the shots. A year in the life of those who living in the most extraordinary place on the planet, the Great Barrier Reef.
TV Series | Documentary. BBC UK Archaeologist and historian Neil Oliver film the vast and spectacular coastline of Australia on the largest expedition the Coast team has undertaken.
TV Series | Documentary. Factual observational documentary series following the high stakes work and real-life drama of the rescue crews in the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
TV Series | Documentary. Six out of ten who call Australia home have had little or no contact with Indigenous people. 28 days. Six well-known Aussies. One life-changing journey.
Bushfires: Inside the Inferno
TV Series | Documentary. The most comprehensive examination ever attempted of the science of Australian bushfires.
TV Series | Game-show, Reality-TV. A Bachelor and group of Bachelorettes on a romantic series of elaborate single and group dates, resulting in a rose ceremony where the Bachelor presents a single rose to the ladies that he would like to get to know more.
Australia’s Got Talent
TV series | Game-Show, Reality-TV. People with weird and wonderful talents compete for a prize of $250,000.
Movie | Drama, Sport. In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.
TV series | Documentary, Action-adventure | Three teams of three strangers are dropped into the wild with 72 hours to find a briefcase-containing $100,000. The first team to find it, keeps it.
Year of Adventures
TV Series | Documentary. Ben Fogle travels the globe in the pursuit of the ultimate challenge.
Great Southern Land
TV Series | Documentary. A breath taking birds eye view of the worlds largest Island nation of Australia, its people and how they live, work and play from a stunningly unique angle – above.
View from a Blue Moon
Movie | Documentary, Sport. Follows the world’s most dynamic surfer John Florence and his closest friends from his home on the North Shore of Oahu to his favorite surfing destinations around the globe.
Scratching the Surface
Movie | Documentary, Sports. Story of a kid that rode his first wave the same day he took his first steps and his rise to become a surfing megastar.
Death of the Megabeasts
TV Movie | Documentary. A team of top scientists from around the world attempt to crack one of science’s most enduring mysteries.
The Amazing Race
TV SERIES | ACTION/ADVENTURE, FAMILY >> Multiple teams race around the globe for $1,000,000 to ‘amazing’ locations.
Rapture of the Deep
TV Movie (Germany) Two-part event action/drama film about a team of oceanographers trying to prevent an environmental catastrophe off the Australian west coast.
TV Mini-Series documentary. Off-beat series following the exploits of the Bush Mechanics, a group of engaging Aboriginal characters, as they travel through central Australia.