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EC135 Helicopter – “Inception”

EC135 used in Chris Nolans “Inception”. In the shot a helicopter is seen leaving a downtown rooftop and then landing at an airport for our heros to board their private jet. The rooftop was shot first in Tokyo, our airport was in the UK so we had to match a helicopter to the one already used. In addition our heros were actually going to be seen landing in the chopper so it all gets very complicated.

Sadly not any old white EC135 would do, it had to be one approved for “Public Transport” – so being operated by an airline with commercial pilots. We found one in France that presented a workable match. We then had the small issue of getting a French helicopter approved for a commercial flight in the UK wearing a fake Japanese registration. Fun times..

Inception EC135
Inception EC135
Some Vinyl going on..
Some Vinyl going on..
Inception EC135
Inception EC135
Medivac interior removed
Medivac interior removed
Medivac stripped and seats fitted
Medivac stripped and seats fitted
EC135 cockpit
EC135 cockpit
Medivac Interior
Medivac Interior
Inception EC135
Inception EC135
Filming
Filming
Inception EC135
Inception EC135
Inception EC135
Inception EC135
Inception EC135
Inception EC135
Washed and back to original
Washed and back to original