Helicopters for Charter, Filming and Aerial Work
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Aquila Helicopters is an Australian-based company that offers a number of helicopter charter, aerial photography and aerial operation services.
Our range of helicopter services includes:
- Heavy lifting helicopters
- Powerline and pipeline inspections
- Frost control
- Diseased and feral animal culling
- Media operations
- Fire observation
- Aerial surveys
- Search and rescue
- Corporate charter
- Low level filming / photography
Helicopters for charter, filming and aerial work
Our fleet of helicopters consists of the Bell 206 B3 Jet Ranger / AS350 B2 Squirrel. For Aerial photography and scenic/joy flights, we primarily operate the Robinson R44 Raven II and R44 Raven I built by the Robinson Helicopter Company, manufacturer of the world's most popular civil helicopters. The R44 is for those who expect excellence but appreciate value. Quite simply, the Raven delivers the performance of an expensive turbine helicopter at an affordable piston price. For our clients this means the helicopter can be chartered at a price which is often two-thirds that of a turbine. Its sleek design, impressive speed and unparalleled reliability give it a further competitive edge. In fact, according to official figures it is even faster than its nearest turbine rival, the Bell 206 Jet Ranger.
The Raven's distinctive aerodynamic design allows a high cruise speed up to 240km/h and a range of 640km. The cabin offers comfortable two-plus-two seating and it has no bulkhead or post between the front and rear seats, ensuring exceptional visibility and panoramic views for all passengers.
Helicopters for aerial photography and filming
Aerial photography and filming is a fantastic way to show a unique perspective. We specialize in aerial photography and filming from helicopters. We will create unforgettable aerial images for you. One phone call to us and we will make your job easy by coordinating all the details including taking your brief, doing a ground survey of the location, matching your needs to our range of talented photographers and cameramen, advising you on options, costing in the helicopter component, agreeing prices, preparing a final quote for your approval then delivering the assignment. In other words, we can offer you a 'one stop shop' service. Our selection of talented aerial photographers and film-makers will produce great custom images for you. Many of the photographs used on this website are indicative of the quality of their work.
These professionals are experienced in producing images for many different industries and will be able to capture ideas or projects on traditional film or high tech digital. All have worked with us on previous aerial assignments and working together as a team we know we can bring your visions and ideas alive with brilliant colour and clarity. Alternatively, if you already have a professional you normally use, and whose aerial photography or filming work you are happy with, we would be pleased to work with them. Whichever route you choose the end result will be exquisitely detailed images.
Canberra is characterised by nationally iconic architecture. Custom aerial photography is a staple of the development industry, and documenting project progress or capturing the architectural beauty of projects is one of our specialties. Aquila offers special pricing for regular photographic updates of your projects.
Used for aerial news gathering by over 20 organisations in the USA, our Robinson R44 Raven II makes an excellent, highly stable platform for both video filming and still photography. Shooting from back or front seats with doors removed the photographer or cameraman has a panoramic view plus plenty of space for carrying additional cameras, lenses etc. Sometimes clients, such as property developers, planners, and architects, like to accompany the photographer and pilot to direct the angles and views they particularly want to capture.
Chartered helicopters for corporate transport
Urgent meeting to attend or unexpected need to travel somewhere fast? Not enough time? No airline flight available? Tired of driving? Helicopter travel is fast, safe and exciting, and helicopter distances are often two-thirds of road distances with travel speeds twice as fast. Subject to landing permission being available we may be able drop you right at the door - literally.
Aquila Helicopters offers VIP helicopter transport services throughout the ACT and south eastern NSW.
Helicopters for aerial work and operations
We can also provide helicopters for a range of aerial work, including heavy lifting helicopters, powerline and pipeline inspections, frost control, diseased and feral animal culling, fire observation, aerial surveys, and search and rescue operations.