Aerial Photography

Fixed wing aircraft (i.e., aircraft, gliders, ultralights) flying may be adversely affected by changing natural conditions such as wind, temperature and time of day. Man-made conditions such as weight, externally mounted equipment and the discharge of pyrotechnics and/or smoke can also affect the pilot’s ability to fly safely. Special precautions should be taken to ensure […]

Guidelines for essential, personnel or equipment to film or be filmed on the exterior of, entering, or exiting an airplane or aircraft in flight. Fixed Wing Aircraft Addendum A External Loads Motion Picture Bulletin PDF

The following recommendations and guidelines are to aid in the promotion of safety with respect to parachuting and skydiving lm sequences. Adjustments may have to be made in any given case as circumstances warrant for the safety of the persons involved in the parachuting or skydiving activity or on the set or location. Parachuting and […]

The flying accuracy of a Hot Air Balloon may be adversely affected by changing natural conditions such as wind, air density, altitude/temperature, humidity and time of day. Special precautions should be taken to ensure safety when working in any extreme temperatures or terrain, e.g., mountains and deserts. Manmade conditions such as weight, weight distribution and/or […]

Guidelines for essential personnel or equipment to film or be filmed while on the exterior or, entering, or exiting a balloon basket or gondola in flight. Traditional ballooning motion picture activities include air to ground transfers, air to surface vehicles or persons, rappelling, parachuting, long line and many other scenarios where essential personnel may be […]

The flying accuracy of Helicopters may be adversely affected by changing natural conditions such as wind, air density, altitude/temperature, humidity, and time of day. Manmade conditions such as weight, weight distribution, center of gravity and/or the discharge of pyrotechnics in close proximity disturbing air ow around the tail rotor, can also affect the ability of […]

These guidelines are intended to give recommendations for preparing to safely use an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) in the motion picture & TV industry. A UAS is typically a remote-controlled camera unit that combines the use of aeronautics, electronics, and wireless transmission technologies through the use of a remote-controlled or a programmable unit. UAS Motion […]

This page offers guidelines for filming essential personnel or equipment while on the exterior of, entering, or exiting a helicopter in flight. Traditional helicopter motion picture activities include stunt persons transferring, air to air between helicopter and airplane, air to ground between surface vehicles or persons, Rappelling, Fast Roping and many other scenarios where essential […]



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