NewsHovercam aerial filming  has won two Academy Awards for technical achievement :

To Gifford Hooper and Philip George of HoverCam for the continuing development of the Helicam miniature helicopter camera system.

Established in 1991,  HOVERCAM     was co-founded by Pilot Philip George  and cameraman Gifford Hooper and has, over the years, developed a reputation as one of the foremost providers of aerial filming services. HoverCam is based on a 5 acre site in the South West of England.

Philip George

Director / Pilot / Drone Pilot / Technician / Cameraman

A helicopter filming pilot with over 25 years experience and a proven track record in remote controlled aerial image capture. Holding a BMFA Chief Examiner certificate, Phil has been flying drones professionally for over 25 years and is considered one of the most respected in his profession. He flies the Hughes 500 too!        Contact information

Benet Allen

Benet is our commercially qualified Chief Pilot.

See more of his work here:

Marcus Shirley

Aerial Cameraman / Technician

Marcus has a BA (hons) in photography and has a keen eye for getting the shot

Gifford Hooper

Director / Aerial Cameraman / Technician

Co-founder of Hovercam Ltd.

A fellow Academy Award winner.

Gifford has since left the company.

Nickolas Ridholls

Aerial Cameraman / Technician

Nick has been around a long time and is always eager to please!

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Drone pilot Philip George