|ABOUT US||EXECUTIVE TRAVEL||TOURISM||FILM||UTILITY||AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT||EMERGENCY SERVICES|
Blackcomb Aviation is internationally known for their expertise in coordinating and filming in challenging and hostile terrains. From location scouts to stunt work, Blackcomb’s aerial coordinator and film pilots have tens of thousands of flight hours and hundreds of credits on award-winning feature films, television series, sporting events, documentaries and commercials. Steve Wright, our aerial director/coordinator www.stevenjwright.com along with internationally accredited film pilots Fred North www.fred-north.com and Steve Gray head up the aerial unit of Blackcomb Aviation.
Regional expertise is the key to finding the right locations and Blackcomb’s film pilots and mountain guides are intimately familiar with British Columbia’s back lot. In order to minimize unproductive location scouting, Blackcomb’s aerial coordinator works closely with production to balance the demands of the script with the realities of budget and geography.
Blackcomb’s helicopters are suitable for use as both picture ships and camera ships. Housed in heated, secure hangar facilities at Vancouver International Airport, Victoria, Sechelt, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, and Lillooet; Blackcomb aircraft are available 365 days a year. Night flying for film projects is also available. Our Aerial Coordinator selects the aircraft and crew best suited to each film project. Detailed planning, together with managed control of aircraft use, facilitates economic efficiencies and on-budget results for film shoots, large or small.
Blackcomb’s provides charter jet travel for production executives, directors, actors, and film personnel who require flexible departure times for flights between Vancouver and Los Angeles. Additional flight services to other destinations can be arranged through Blackcomb Aviation's jet charter division at 1-877-273-5311.
Detailed safety briefings are conducted with production, flight crews and Blackcomb’s mountain guides (where applicable) prior to the commencement of any work involving our aircraft to ensure safe use of the aircraft. Blackcomb highly recommends the use of aerial and ground safety coordinators on all film shoots.
Special low flying permits are available.
Blackcomb’s film pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers are fully experienced in the use of Eclipse, Wescam, Spacecam, Tyler, Cineflex, and Super G mounts.
|2012 Farewell Atlantis||Roland Emmerich||Dean Semler|
|A-Team||Joe Carnahan||Mauro Fiore|
|Caesar - Rise of the Apes|
|Charlie St. Cloud|
|Dungeon Siege||Uwe Boll||Mathias Neumann|
|Eight Below||Frank Marshall||Don Burgess|
|Elf||Jon Favreau||Greg Gardiner|
|Eragon||Stefen Fangmeier||Hugh Johnson|
|Fantastic Four||Tim Story||Oliver Wood|
|Fantastic Four: Silver Surfer||Tim Story||Larry Blanford|
|Far Cry||Uwe Boll||Danny Nowak|
|G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra||Stephen Sommers||Mitchell Amundsen|
|G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation||Jon M Chu|
|Hulk||Louis Leterrier||Peter Menzies Jr.|
|Jumper||Doug Liman||Barry Peterson|
|Largo Winch||Jerome Salle||Denis Rouden|
|Little Man||Keenen Ivory Wayans||Steven Bernstein|
|Man of Steel||Zack Snyder|
|Mummy 3||Rob Cohen||Simon Duggan|
|No Clue||Carl Bessai||Jan Kiesser|
|Normal||Carl Bessai||Carl Bessai|
|Pacific Air 121||David Ellis & Lex Halaby||Adam Greenberg|
|Pathfinder||Marcus Nispel||Daniel C. Pearl|
|Shooter||Antoine Fuqua||Peter Menzies Jr.|
|Snow Dogs||Brian Levant||Thomas Ackerman|
|Space Buddies||Robert Vince||Kamal Derkaoui|
|The Bourne Legacy||Tony Gilroy|
|The Day the Earth Stood Still||Scott Derrickson||David Tattersall|
|The Entitled||Aaron Woodley|
|The Invisible||David S. Goyer||Gabriel Bernstein|
|The Last Mimzy||Robert Shaye||J. Michael Muro|
|The Mummy: Dragon Emperor||Rob Cohen||Simon Duggan|
|The Sixth Day||Roger Spottiswoode||Pierre Mignot|
|The Thing (2011)||Mathijs van Heijningen Jr.|
|The Uninvited||Charles & Thomas Guard||Daniel Landin|
|The X Files: I Want to Believe||Chris Carter||Bill Roe Hans Bjerno (Aerial)|
|This Means War||Jeff Habberstad (2nd Unit)|
|Traveling||Brandon Camp||Eric Alan Edwards|
|X-Men Origins: Wolverine||Gavin Hood||Donald McAlpine|
|X-Men: The Last Stand||Brett Ratner||Dante Spinotti|
|Atomic Train||D. Jackson & D. Lowry||Steven Fierberg|
|Dragon Boys||Jerry Ciccoritti||Danny Nowak|
|Dragon Steel||Philip Spink|
|Human Target||Steve Boyum (2nd Unit)|
|Psyche (Season 3, episode 2)||Jay Chandrasekhar|
|Psyche (Season 4, episode 2)||Michael McMurray|
|Gene Simmons Family Jewels||Whistler Shoot|
|The Bachelor Canada||Various||Various|
|The Guard||Various||Bruce Worrall|
|The Last Ship|
|Boeing 787 Dreamliner (IMAX)||Stephen Low||Bill Reeve|
|Forest Fires (CBC)|
|Legends of the Sky (Imax)||Stephen Low||Ralph Mendoza|
|Rocky Mountain Express (Imax)||Stephen Low||Ralph Mendoza|
|Shine On (Sandbox Productions)||Kevin Sansalone,|
|Ski Bums (NFB)||John Zaritsky||Various|
In partnership with Vancouver Film Studios and Pacific Backlot Services, Blackcomb Aviation takes the lead in searchlight equipment for use in aerial shoots with the SX-16 Nightsun Searchlight. The benchmark in high intensity airborne light sources, the Nightsun is also used in Law Enforcement, Search & Rescue, Emergency Medical, Military, Border Patrol, Fire Fighting and News Gathering. Certified for use on Blackcomb’s ASTAR helicopters, the complete system includes the searchlight, gimbal, junction box, control box, and installation cable kit. For further information, contact Steve Wright, Aerial Film Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Used by government agencies, law enforcement & the military, TSOP assists SWAT teams and rescue crews with rooftop evacuations, search and rescue, dive team deployment and more. On film shoots, this platform can also be used to attach simulated guns, rockets, and missiles. Certified for use on Blackcomb Aviation’s ASTAR and TWINSTAR helicopters, each platform is designed with folding footrest & attachment points for securing personnel wearing safety gear. For further information, contact Steve Wright, Aerial Film Coordinator at email@example.com.