Air Crane

The Air-Crane is the world’s #1 heavy-lift helicopter: constructing oil rigs at sea, fighting major industrial and forest fires, erecting massive power-line towers, evacuating imperiled skyscraper occupants with 70-person flying lifeboats, plucking standing timber in sustainable forestry operations … on and on.

Our series pilot covered action in three theatres: tower-building in Nevada desert, remote logging in British Columbia, and firefighting in Sicily. The challenge: capture the skills and character of the remarkable pilots and their ground support; and fit many HD cameras on the helicopters to bring the amazing action into exciting focus.

(1-hour pilot for Nat Geo worldwide.)