Pursuit Aviation Features Stunning Imagery from Jetcam

Pursuit Aviation’s Jetcam is mounted to a jet and is capable of recording clear images at high speeds and G-forces. Pursuit Aviation

The next time you watch an aviation movie, there is a chance that you will notice a big difference. Van Nuys, California-based aviation cinematography firm Pursuit Aviation has integrated what it calls the Jetcam — a modified Shotover F1 video camera. The six axis, gyro-stabilized camera system allows the operator to capture stunning videos at high speeds and G-forces.

The camera can shoot stabilized, crystal clear imagery at speeds exceeding 400 mph. It also maintains stability during aerobatic maneuvers. Jetcam was used to shoot a documentary of Steve Hinton's 2017 world speed record, and it captured this stunning short video featuring a variety of warbirds.

“We believe this unique capability to mount a camera on the jet to capture stabilized images at very high speeds opens up new possibilities for filmmakers to achieve their vision and provide audiences with never before seen shots,” said Pursuit Aviation spokesperson Eric Williamson.

In addition to its impressive Jetcam, Pursuit Aviation has access to a vast fleet of seaplanes, airplanes, helicopters and drones. A long list of warbirds are also available, including the P-51 Mustang, F-86 Sabre, P-38 Lightning, F8F Bearcat, F4U Corsair, Supermarine Spitfire and more.

Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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