Through the decades, filmmakers from around the globe have flocked to the American Southwest to capture the vibrancy and splendor of this region’s unique beauty. H5 Helicopters is fully equipped to meet your production needs, on the ground or in the air, from acquisition to delivery. Our uniquely designed and fully arrayed Airbus AS350 B2 cinema aircraft, the “SaberCat1″, is the most optimally equipped aerial filming platform in the industry, specializing in Arizona, the Four Corners region and northern Mexico.
Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, H5 Helicopters is minutes from some of the world’s most exotic and scenic natural wonders. Including the rolling waters of the Colorado River, the red rocks of Sedona, the burning ﬂoor of the Painted Desert and the snow-kissed plateaus of the Hopi mesas.
Our facility is conveniently located adjacent to Scottsdale Municipal Airport, just a short distance north of Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport.
Want to scout locations? We know the territory from the landmarks to the hidden gems. This is our backyard. Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll fly you to it, over it, around it and back again.
Once we’ve landed with footage in hand, our state-of-the-art studio stands ready to bridge the gap between capture and post with Apple’s Final Cut Pro software suite. From start to finish, we offer a smooth and seamless operation offering the convenience, technology, and talent that make it easier than ever to capture brilliant, high definition footage of these majestic panoramas.
The SaberCat 1 helicopter is a fully customized airborne studio that offers the most comfortable and state-of-the-art environment for your aerial filming needs. Every aspect of the airship has been analyzed to determine and implement the most optimal features for aerial cinematic production.
The SaberCat 1 features the latest in aviation systems incorporating an audio-video console between the crew seats allowing the camera and additional equipment to interface with the aircraft.
Additionally, installed are dual sliding doors and hard points precisely placed in the floor to securely harness a camera person with a hand-held system, the ship is set up for optimal exterior filming on either side of the aircraft.