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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.

June 19, 2016
West Texas

New Shepard Flight Four

On June 19th, 2016, 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.

November 23, 2015
West Texas

Long-Range Camera System Captures First-Ever Rocket Rooster To Space and Back As Part of Blue Origin's Historic Rocket Landing

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.

CEO of FlightLine Films, Jay Nemeth reports, "With one JLAIR being assigned to the booster and the other tracking the crew capsule, flight controllers had eyes on both vehicles at speeds up to Mach 3.72. Despite some cloud cover, we maintained imaging of the entire flight with our Short Wave Infrared Camera.”

Once the booster and capsule descended through the clouds, FlightLine Films resumed imaging with all sensors including two RED Dragons with 8000mm optics.

October 22-24, 2015
Cloverdale, CA

Head-to-Head Wingsuit 4-Cross Racing - Red Bull Aces 2015

Red Bull Aces Final

The World's first Four Cross Wingsuit Race. Moving Images by FlightLine Films. Airborne Images. Replay XD. Red Bull Media House

Big thanks to the entire FlightLine Films team for once again raising the bar in aviation imaging!

October 14-16, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

Cal State L.A. Aerospace STE[A]M Fair 2014

Join FlightLine Films and the JLAIR team, at Cal State L.A. in mid October. FlightLine Films will be offering students the opportunity to experience hands-on operation of the JLAIR - FlightLine's mobile long range tracker. Students will be able to see real-world applications of skills that are not only used in the space industry, but have created off-shoot industries by pioneers with a vision.

In addition, there will be multiple presentations by a variety of speakers in different areas of physics, aerospace, biology, engineering, math and arts.

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September 30, 2013
Las Vegas, NV

Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2014

FlightLine Films and Red Bull Gear Up For The 2014 Championship in Las Vegas, NV and Dallas, TX

FlightLine Films spent the day, in spectacular late summer weather, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to film the new online video promo for the upcoming Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2014. The daring and death-defying aerial maneuvering by Champion Red Bull Pilot Kirby Chambliss, was captured from several vantage points for this video montage.

With FlightLine's Tom Schaus piloting the helicopter, Jay Nemeth operated the exterior Gyron camera system mount for the aerial shots. The FlightLine ground crew captured the images from strategic locations along the raceway in high-speed digital capture.

August 26-30, 2013
San Diego, CA

SPIE, 2013

FlightLine Films was on hand for SPIE (The International Society for Optics and Photonics) at the San Diego Convention Center.

Conferees were welcomed by the FlightLine Films' team with tours of the mobile broadcast studio and long-range optical tracking vehicle (JLAIR 1). Guests were also afforded a unique opportunity to view hands-on the actual space-flown cameras and electronic payload system that were used for the Red Bull Stratos mission.

For the plenary session, former SPIE President and SPIE Fellow, Joseph B. Houston gave introduction to "Optical Mission Behind the Stratos Project", presented by Dennis Fisher and Jay Nemeth of FlightLine Films.

June 21, 2013
Long Beach, CA

Space Tech Expo 2013

FlightLine Films sets up shop at the 2013 Space Tech Expo conference. Aerospace cinematographer and guest speaker Jay Nemeth, founder of FlightLine Films, addresses the conferees with an overview of the company's latest achievement with the Red Bull Stratos Mission.

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May 7, 2013
New York, NY

And the Emmy goes to ...

Flightline Films, Red Bull Media House and YouTube were recently honored with an Emmy Award for "Outstanding New Approach in Sports Event Coverage" by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for our production of the Red Bull Stratos Space Jump. We would like to thank all of the talented members of our team who raised the bar for imaging aerospace missions. We are honored to be recognized by the Academy for the hard work we put into the mission:

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Spring, 2013
Zerb Magazine

Cover Story: "Free Falling with FlightLine Films

"When Felix Baumgartner made his 23-mile high jump from the stratosphere on October 14th, 2012, documenting this epic feat required a "floating movie studio" working in near space with cameras remotely operated from Earth. The Red Bull Stratos mission called in zero-gravity specialist Jay Nemeth of Las Vegas-based FlightLine Films to oversee the high-altitude photography. Howard Kayofski, a colleague of the GTC, takes a look at the camera technology behind this remarkable broadcast."


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October 14, 2012
Roswell, NM

Red Bull Stratos

Red Bull Stratos - a mission to the edge of space. Pilot Felix Baumgartner ascends to the stratosphere in an attempt to launch a freefall jump that will see him become the first person to break the speed of sound with the human body. The data captured by this mission and its team of world-leading scientists promises new standards in aerospace safety and expanding the boundaries of human flight.

TBD, 2012
Roswell, NM

Red Bull Stratos Space Rated Camera Systems

A brief look into the custom space qualified camera systems used for the Red Bull Stratos mission. Colonel Joe Kittinger, Jay Nemeth of FlightLine Films and Art Thompson of Sage Cheshire Aerospace discuss the complicated designs and implementation of the current array of state-of-the-art, high resolution space rated camera systems and how they will be utilized to capture the this historic event in cinematic story telling fashion.