FlightLine Films

Live Aerospace Imaging

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Who's FlightLine Films?

With serious talent and technology, FlightLine Films tells the story of space.

Driven by private funding and moonshot confidence, this story is picking up significant momentum. The public’s imagination is once again being captured by the possibilities. We’ve been taking aim for years.

FlightLine Films is a team of filmmakers, engineers, technologists, space geeks and broadcast producers, hell-bent on ensuring we tell this story thoughtfully, authentically, dynamically and in an entertaining, memorable way.

We have decades of experience in aerospace photography, long-range missile tracking, and high altitude vehicle imaging. Many of our crew are globally recognized in optical system design and precision-tracking of various missiles and orbital rockets. When Blue Origin, historically, was the first to launch then land a rocket FlightLine Films was there, to capture the incredible event.

For the record-breaking Red Bull Stratos project, we designed the camera systems and captured all the imaging, yes, this gem included (go to :59).

Space, in all its glory, we live for this stuff.

Outside Broadcast Production

Long-Range Optical Tracking

Space Rated Camera Systems

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Services Overview

8K 60P & 360VR Live Broadcast Truck

FlightLine Film’s 53-foot OB truck can simultaneously produce a show in 8K 60P & 360VR. Imagine the possibilities we have, which is why we built this truck. Rocket launches, Concerts, Live events, You dream it up, we’ll take it from there.
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Long-Range Optical Tracking

FlightLine Films is the industry leader in long-range optical tracking. With two custom-built, fully-crewed JLAIRs in our arsenal, we bring serious firepower to any launch, landing and beyond.
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Space Rated Camera Systems

Shooting in, or even near space, is full of challenges uncommon to typical video production. It takes science...and patience…to get it right. For nearly a decade, FlightLine Films has been designing and building and testing and testing and testing space-rated camera systems uniquely prepared to perform, in the unforgiving conditions of space. Oh and we know how to compose a dynamic shot, because we’re cinematographers too!
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We do not realize what we have on Earth until we leave it.

— Jim Lovell

[US Astronaut, Naval Aviator & Mechanical Engineer]
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Work & Media

May 19, 2022
Kennedy Space Center

Starliner OFT-2 Long-Range Tracking

FlightLine Films' JLAIR 3, long-range optical tracking system, sucessfully captures the launch and SRB separation of Boeing’s newest spacecraft, the CST-100 Starliner. Starliner is the latest addition to NASA’s Commercial Crew Program providing access to the International Space Station as well as supporting other Low-Earth-Orbit missions.


October 5, 2016
West Texas

Blue Origin's New Shepard In-Flight Escape Test

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.


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