Since 1984, Las Vegas-based FlightLine Films has been providing aerospace, live television and motion picture producers with the highest quality in aerial cinematography services, and the company has pioneered visual documentation services for the privatization of space travel advances in the 21st century.
Flightline offers zero-gravity qualified crews and HD cameras for use in the cold vacuum of space, as well housings that allow even traditional cameras to operate in that hostile environment.
Flightline is designing and building the camera systems to document the Red Bull Stratos mission from multiple perspectives, with mounts on a ground-based tracker, in an airborne tracking system, in the capsule, and on Felix Baumgartner’s pressure suit.
FLIGHTLINE FILMS SERVICES:
› Ground based tracking using JLAIR self contained Mobile Optical Units.
› Traditional documentary crews for interviews, B-roll, and other components required for program production.
› Helicopter based systems include Gyron, Cineflex, Wescam and Eclipse camera mounts.
› Fixed wing mounts such as Lear Jet based Vectorvision. Temporary recording systems for military aircraft.
› Internally and Externally mounted HD cameras and transmitters for sub-orbital spacecraft.
› Crews experienced with working in zero gravity.
New Shepard In-flight Escape Test
October 5, 2016 - West Texas
On October 5, 2016, New Shepard performed an in-flight test of the capsule’s full-envelope escape system, designed to quickly propel the crew capsule to safety if a problem is detected with the booster. At T+0:45 and 16,053 feet (4,893 meters), the capsule separated and the escape motor fired, pushing the capsule safely away from the booster. Reaching an apogee of 23,269 feet (7,092 meters), the capsule then descended under.
First Ever Blue Origin Live Webcast
June 19, 2016 - West Texas
On June 19th, 2016, Flightline Films delivered the first-ever worldwide live webcast of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket, propelled by its liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen fuel, to an altitude of 331,504 feet above the West Texas landscape. Both the launch vehicle and jettisoned crew capsule returned to Earth for another successful flight and landing.
Flightline Films utilized their 4k multi-cam launch & landing pad cameras, long range optical tracking camera units and outside broadcast mobile studio to stream and record this historic webcast event.
Long Range Camera System Captures First-Ever Rocket Booster to Space and Back
Dec. 29, 2015 - West Texas
On November 23, two proprietary JLAIR long range optical tracking systems owned and operated by FlightLine Films successfully recorded the first time a rocket booster flew to space and returned for a vertical landing back on Earth. Blue Origin launched its New Shepard space vehicle to an altitude of 329,839 feet and FlightLine Films was hired to capture the entire ascent, separation and then landing of both the crew capsule and booster.