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Bianchi Aviation Film Services (BAFS) has an established reputation of over fifty years within the aviation motion picture industry providing flying aircraft from 1910 to the present day to include balloons, helicopters, piston aircraft, jet fighters and airliners.

Aligning with the latest techniques and creative requirements, Bianchi Aviation Film Services is at the forefront of aviation supply and effects in the film industry.

Providing more than just aircraft, Bianchi Aviation Film Services brings the knowledge to safely fulfil production requirements with expert co-ordination providing aerial director of photography and aerial unit management.

Other services are include technical advising and historical research, aviation and military prop rental and reproduction flying and static aeroplane manufacture.

Let Bianchi Aviation Film Services help your production to reach new heights.

About

Bianchi Aviation Film Services (BAFS) has an established reputation of over fifty years within the aviation motion picture industry providing flying aircraft from 1910 to the present day to include balloons, helicopters, piston aircraft, jet fighters and airliners.

Aligning with the latest techniques and creative requirements, Bianchi Aviation Film Services is at the forefront of aviation supply and effects in the film industry.

Providing more than just aircraft, Bianchi Aviation Film Services brings the knowledge to safely fulfil production requirements with expert co-ordination providing aerial director of photography and aerial unit management.

Other services are include technical advising and historical research, aviation and military prop rental and reproduction flying and static aeroplane manufacture.

Let Bianchi Aviation Film Services help your production to reach new heights.

History

Douglas Bianchi with the Vickers 22 Model during the filming of Those Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines

Douglas Bianchi with the Vickers 22 Model during the filming of Those Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines

Bianchi Aviation Film Services (BAFS) was established during the early 1960’s by Douglas Bianchi.

With an increasing number of films involving aircraft, Doug realised the need for a dedicated organisation that could support the film industry with its aviation requirements.

In 1962 Twentieth Century Fox Productions approached Bianchi Aviation Film Services to build and operate aircraft for their latest film “Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines” and so began a six year involvement working with Twentieth Century Fox which also included the film “The Blue Max” and the post production and promotional work advertising both films.

Many other important and universally known productions were to follow and by the early 1970’s Bianchi Aviation Film Services was firmly established within the film industry.

Following the death of Douglas Bianchi in 1977 Bianchi Aviation Film Services passed to Doug’s son Tony, who continues to provide the film industry with an unparalleled knowledge of aviation and aerial filming, adding over one hundred and fifty productions to the company’s impressive credit list.

History

Douglas Bianchi with the Vickers 22 Model during the filming of Those Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines

Douglas Bianchi with the Vickers 22 Model during the filming of Those Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines

Bianchi Aviation Film Services (BAFS) was established during the early 1960’s by Douglas Bianchi.

With an increasing number of films involving aircraft, Doug realised the need for a dedicated organisation that could support the film industry with its aviation requirements.

In 1962 Twentieth Century Fox Productions approached Bianchi Aviation Film Services to build and operate aircraft for their latest film “Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines” and so began a six year involvement working with Twentieth Century Fox which also included the film “The Blue Max” and the post production and promotional work advertising both films.

Many other important and universally known productions were to follow and by the early 1970’s Bianchi Aviation Film Services was firmly established within the film industry.

Following the death of Douglas Bianchi in 1977 Bianchi Aviation Film Services passed to Doug’s son Tony, who continues to provide the film industry with an unparalleled knowledge of aviation and aerial filming, adding over one hundred and fifty productions to the company’s impressive credit list.

Services

Supporting productions both large and small, Bianchi Aviation Film Services is proud to offer the following services to the film and television industry:

Aerial Director of Photography;
Aerial Unit Co-ordination and Management;
Aviation Approved Camera Mount Manufacture;
Flying Aircraft from 1910 to the Present Day;
Precision Film “Stunt” Flying;
Prop Rental and Period Set Building;
Reproduction Flying and Static Aeroplane Manufacture;
Specialist Film Pilots and Ground Crew;
Technical Advising and Historical Research.

Contact us to see how we can help with your production.

Services

Supporting productions both large and small, Bianchi Aviation Film Services is proud to offer the following services to the film and television industry:

Aerial Director of Photography;
Aerial Unit Co-ordination and Management;
Aviation Approved Camera Mount Manufacture;
Flying Aircraft from 1910 to the Present Day;
Precision Film “Stunt” Flying;
Prop Rental and Period Set Building;
Reproduction Flying and Static Aeroplane Manufacture;
Specialist Film Pilots and Ground Crew;
Technical Advising and Historical Research.

Contact us to see how we can help with your production.

Credits

Commercials

Aral
Austin Reed
Avon
BP
BP Unleaded
British Leyland
Cadbury’s
Coty Perfume
Dannimac
Danone
Esso
Garrad
Guinness
Hector Powe
I.C.I
Jade East
Lancombe
Lovells
Pet Shop Boys
Phillips
Selfridges
Stella Artois
Super X
The Dive
The Who
Timex
Trugel
Wings
Wrigleys Spearmint
Yardley

Documentaries

Classic Aerobatics
Earth Wind and Fire
Great Escapes
History of Aviation
Massive Speed
Spitfire MH434
Spitfire the pilots view
Spitfire Vs Me 109
The Airshow
The Red Barron
Wind in the Wires
World Aerobatics

Film

28 Days
A Bridge too Far
A Flame to the Phoenix
A Man called Intrepid
Aces High
American Knight
As White as in Snow
Blockhouse
Born to Ride
Crazy like a Fox, The Movie
Crooks & Coronets
Dragon Rapide
Emily
High Road to China
Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade
Joe The Musical
Life of De Gaulle
Mosquito Squadron
Our Miss Fred
Sahara
Shout at the Devil
South Riding
The Blue Max
The Eagle has Landed
The English Patient
The Greek Tycoon
The Lion in the Desert
The Little Prince
The Mummy
The Thirty Nine Steps
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
Triple Echo
Wind in the Willows
Young Sherlock Holmes

Television

A Flight of Fancy
A Piece of cake
A Place in Time
A Very English Marriage
Allo Allo
Blackadder
Boon
Bugs
Bulman
Challenge Anneka
Churchill at War
Churchill, The Wilderness Years
Dinotopia
Doctor Who
Duel at Dawn
Enduring Love
Father Brown
First Light
Flying Antiques
Gentleman & Players
Goodbye Mr Chips
Goodnight Mr Tom
Great Moments in Aviation
Guderian
It Couldn’t Happen Here
It Happened to Evans
James May’s Man Lab
James May’s Toy Stories
Jewels
Lucky Break
Marple
Monty Python
Mr Majeika
Poirot
Retreat
Reunion at Fairborough
Roald Dahl: James & the Giant Peach
Secret Army
Shock of the New
Small Metal Jacket
Some Girls Do
The Air Race Acrobats
The Avengers
The Dogfight
The Knock
The Professionals
The Shillingbury Tales
They Never Slept
Thomas and Sarah
Thunderbirds are Go
War Above the Trenches
Wings
Wish me Luck

Credits

Commercials

Aral
Austin Reed
Avon
BP
BP Unleaded
British Leyland
Cadbury’s
Coty Perfume
Dannimac
Danone
Esso
Garrad
Guinness
Hector Powe
I.C.I
Jade East
Lancombe
Lovells
Pet Shop Boys
Phillips
Selfridges
Stella Artois
Super X
The Dive
The Who
Timex
Trugel
Wings
Wrigleys Spearmint
Yardley

Documentaries

Classic Aerobatics
Earth Wind and Fire
Great Escapes
History of Aviation
Massive Speed
Spitfire MH434
Spitfire the pilots view
Spitfire Vs Me 109
The Airshow
The Red Barron
Wind in the Wires
World Aerobatics

Film

28 Days
A Bridge too Far
A Flame to the Phoenix
A Man called Intrepid
Aces High
American Knight
As White as in Snow
Blockhouse
Born to Ride
Crazy like a Fox, The Movie
Crooks & Coronets
Dragon Rapide
Emily
High Road to China
Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade
Joe The Musical
Life of De Gaulle
Mosquito Squadron
Our Miss Fred
Sahara
Shout at the Devil
South Riding
The Blue Max
The Eagle has Landed
The English Patient
The Greek Tycoon
The Lion in the Desert
The Little Prince
The Mummy
The Thirty Nine Steps
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
Triple Echo
Wind in the Willows
Young Sherlock Holmes

Television

A Flight of Fancy
A Piece of cake
A Place in Time
A Very English Marriage
Allo Allo
Blackadder
Boon
Bugs
Bulman
Challenge Anneka
Churchill at War
Churchill, The Wilderness Years
Dinotopia
Doctor Who
Duel at Dawn
Enduring Love
Father Brown
First Light
Flying Antiques
Gentleman & Players
Goodbye Mr Chips
Goodnight Mr Tom
Great Moments in Aviation
Guderian
It Couldn’t Happen Here
It Happened to Evans
James May’s Man Lab
James May’s Toy Stories
Jewels
Lucky Break
Marple
Monty Python
Mr Majeika
Poirot
Retreat
Reunion at Fairborough
Roald Dahl: James & the Giant Peach
Secret Army
Shock of the New
Small Metal Jacket
Some Girls Do
The Air Race Acrobats
The Avengers
The Dogfight
The Knock
The Professionals
The Shillingbury Tales
They Never Slept
Thomas and Sarah
Thunderbirds are Go
War Above the Trenches
Wings
Wish me Luck

Credits

Commercials

Aral
Austin Reed
Avon
BP
BP Unleaded
British Leyland
Cadbury’s
Coty Perfume
Dannimac
Danone
Esso
Garrad
Guinness
Hector Powe
I.C.I
Jade East
Lancombe
Lovells
Pet Shop Boys
Phillips
Selfridges
Stella Artois
Super X
The Dive
The Who
Timex
Trugel
Wings
Wrigleys Spearmint
Yardley

Documentaries

Classic Aerobatics
Earth Wind and Fire
Great Escapes
History of Aviation
Massive Speed
Spitfire MH434
Spitfire the pilots view
Spitfire Vs Me 109
The Airshow
The Red Barron
Wind in the Wires
World Aerobatics

Film

28 Days
A Bridge too Far
A Flame to the Phoenix
A Man called Intrepid
Aces High
American Knight
As White as in Snow
Blockhouse
Born to Ride
Crazy like a Fox, The Movie
Crooks & Coronets
Dragon Rapide
Emily
High Road to China
Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade
Joe The Musical
Life of De Gaulle
Mosquito Squadron
Our Miss Fred
Sahara
Shout at the Devil
South Riding
The Blue Max
The Eagle has Landed
The English Patient
The Greek Tycoon
The Lion in the Desert
The Little Prince
The Mummy
The Thirty Nine Steps
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
Triple Echo
Wind in the Willows
Young Sherlock Holmes

Television

A Flight of Fancy
A Piece of cake
A Place in Time
A Very English Marriage
Allo Allo
Blackadder
Boon
Bugs
Bulman
Challenge Anneka
Churchill at War
Churchill, The Wilderness Years
Dinotopia
Doctor Who
Duel at Dawn
Enduring Love
Father Brown
First Light
Flying Antiques
Gentleman & Players
Goodbye Mr Chips
Goodnight Mr Tom
Great Moments in Aviation
Guderian
It Couldn’t Happen Here
It Happened to Evans
James May’s Man Lab
James May’s Toy Stories
Jewels
Lucky Break
Marple
Monty Python
Mr Majeika
Poirot
Retreat
Reunion at Fairborough
Roald Dahl: James & the Giant Peach
Secret Army
Shock of the New
Small Metal Jacket
Some Girls Do
The Air Race Acrobats
The Avengers
The Dogfight
The Knock
The Professionals
The Shillingbury Tales
They Never Slept
Thomas and Sarah
Thunderbirds are Go
War Above the Trenches
Wings
Wish me Luck

Contact

Bianchi Aviation Film Services
Turweston Aerodrome
Biddlesden Road
Brackley
NN13 5YD

email: tony.bianchi@mac.com
tel: 07836 318053