Flying-Cam was founded in 1988 by Emmanuel Prévinaire, freshly graduated from the "Institut des Arts de Diffusion" in Belgium. As you can see in this picture, aviation is a family affair for the Prévinaires, passed on for generations.
Mister Prévinaire combined his three passions - aviation, scale modelling and cinematography - to create something never seen before : a helicopter able to capture moving images with fluidity, speed and stability, small enough to escape from a room through a simple window... And very soon, the Flying-Cam 1 became a new powerful asset for the film industry.
Far left, André Prévinaire - Emmanuel's father - is working on a scaled plane while Monique Prévinaire - Emmanuel's mother - observes backed up to the car
THE AMERICAN DREAM
The American branch was founded in 1994 in Los-Angeles. Flying-Cam became an asset in the industry, working for productions like the Mission Impossible franchise, the Harry Potter franchise, the James Bond franchise, Ocean's eleven and many more projects. The "small" belgian company rapidly made a name for itself building a reputation of excellence and professionalism. Flying-Cam helped make directors' visions reality.
THE CONFIRMATION OF EXCELLENCE
True to its reputation, in 2014, SARAH E won the Oscar for Scientific & Engineering Award. A second Oscar, crowning 30 years of dedicated lives and minds to defy the impossible.
A NEW DREAM
Innovation is the core of Flying-Cam's DNA. Pursuing its ground breaking work, a passionate team of engineers, cinematographers and technicians, initiated the first step in the Research and Development of a new platform called : Special Aerial Response Automatic Helicopter, but you can call her SARAH.
The Asian branch was founded in 2005, in Hong-Kong. Flying-Cam has more then 10 years of experience collaborating with the asian market and the great minds behind it. The future begins here...
SARAH IS BORN
SARAH E 1.0 was officially launched and used in television and film Industry. The arrival of SARAH E 1.0 upped the standards for the entire aerial filming industry. Confirming Flying-Cam as a groundbreaking company, always imitated never equaled.
A DREAM REWARDED
In 1995, Emmanuel Prévinaire was granted his first Oscar for Technical Achievement Award from the hand of Jamie Lee Curtis. This recognition confirmed Flying-Cam status as a leader in his field, working to stay on the forefront and always seeking to provide better ways to make creative's visions reality.
A NEW ERA
Aware that the potential of the SARAH E platform could be revolutionary for other industry, Flying-Cam officially entered the era of remote sensing.
Laurel Marine Company successfully located a sunken ship with Flying-Cam’s Airborne Mag Survey Platform.
FLYING-CAM proudly celebrating its 30th Years Anniversary winning a 2018 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award.