The Bell 206 is a family of two-bladed, single- or twin-engined helicopters, manufactured by Bell Helicopters. Originally developed as the Bell YOH-4 for the United States Army’s Light Observation Helicopter program, it was not selected by the Army. Bell redesigned the airframe and successfully marketed the aircraft commercially as the five-place Bell 206A JetRanger. The new design was eventually selected by the Army.

Today its likely the worlds most common private helicopter. It’s been flying for best part of 50 years with only subtle updates along the way. This one is a real helicopter thats been modified for filming. We’ve chopped out the front left corner to give face on camera access to the the three rear seat passenger and sideways access to the pilot. In addition both side doors come off for camera. The cockpit panel lights up and it could be gimbal mounted should that be required.

The interior is currently away being refreshed after a particularly mucky role but it’ll be back shortly!

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Our 737 cockpit on a gimbal in Germany. Ready for a week of fun… #boeing737 #airlinerfilming #airlinerset https://t.co/KPztALL8gD

about 22 hours ago

Perhaps one of our most challenging set builds! At least it stays clean.. #ukfilm #airlinerset #airlinershoot https://t.co/dtjOvrRqf1

12th April 2022

Anyone fancy an An-2 project, or 9.. #an2 #barnfind https://t.co/11Rz7o20wA

9th April 2022

Typical painter, what an arse… #ukfilm #washablepaint https://t.co/sLYHOOyH3r

8th April 2022

Proper sized paint shop, proper sized plane on its way… #ukfilm https://t.co/6VyYKVPui5

8th April 2022

So this is fun, building submersible sets! Reminds me of school days, no point saying you’ve forgotten your trunks Dan, you’re going in regardless.. #ukfilm #airlinerfilmset #setbuild https://t.co/3CbY7GWrRi

6th April 2022

Sorry to divert, I know you’re here for the flying stuff, but.. New fleet addition, ‘66 Ducati! #airfieldhack #actionvehicle #ducati https://t.co/0z9bNza4O4

4th April 2022

Dauphin goes out the door. Will have to wait to show you the full scheme!! Coming to a big screen near you soon.. #ukfilm #helicopterbuck #helicopterfilm https://t.co/jai7dWHEOE

4th April 2022

That’s an airpark home, that’s a BBQ and that’s a Cub being pushed out into a warm sunset. Just sayin.. #atlanta #shootusa https://t.co/MhjytJ4ujk

30th March 2022

Carlsberg don’t do guest accommodation, but if they did… #atlanta #shootusa https://t.co/hgAS1QDguY

30th March 2022

What a treat, G-IBIG at Battersea with the big boys.. Thank you ⁦@HelicentreUK⁩ ⁦@dauphinskyhttps://t.co/FLhIHPimK7

23rd March 2022

In the workshop both the Dauphin and the Airbus cockpit are up on their own wheels. Some paint starting to go on the former.. #setbuild #ukfilm #actionvehicle #cockpitfilming #helicopterfilming https://t.co/6P3PKPFqUz

21st March 2022

Filming on/in/around Airliners. The most common request we receive is that of a production wishing to film inside an airliner. Be that…
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Published 03.01.2012 by simon

It's often the case that a production will wish to change the appearance of an aircraft to be used in…
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Published 17.09.2011 by simon