Aerial Film Production

McMahon provides turnkey aerial production solutions for production companies, agencies, and private and government organizations. Utilizing the latest gyro-stabilized technology, McMahon offers a wide-range of camera options to meet your project requirements. With in-house shooters and equipment available, there’s no need to piece together your gear and your crew. Leave the logistics to us. McMahon offers two different sizes of aircraft for production, which makes it possible to accommodate 1-2 passengers plus our crew. Or if you prefer to stay on the ground, just send us your shot list. We’ll shoot it to your specifications and FedEx you a hard drive. Our experience and technical understanding is why hundreds of production companies have trusted McMahon for aerials in their feature films, television presentations, commercials, NFL Super Bowls, and other major live events around the country. So when you’re ready to take your production to the next level, you can be sure we’ve got you covered.

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Aerial Reel • 10-31-2013

Nick McMahon, McMahon Helicopter Services, Inc.
Cineflex V-14 HD (Sony-1500) & Cineflex Elite (ARRI ALEXA)

Special Equipment

Our equipment allows us better communication with our pilots and real-time video streaming.

Demo Reels

See our latest work, and a showcase of footage from all different camera systems, mounts, and formats.

Camera Systems

Select from our extensive line of camera equipment and mounts for your next aerial production project.

Credits

Television

  • Wisconsin From The Air: Winter (2015)
  • Drugs Inc. (2015)
  • Preachers of Detroit (2015)
  • American Pickers (2014)
  • Big Rig Bounty Hunters (2014)
  • Wisconsin From The Air (2014)
  • 60 Minutes: Detroit Bankruptcy (2013)
  • Monday Night Football: Cincinnati (2013)
  • American Muscle (2013)
  • The First 48 (2012)
  • Chef Race (2012)
  • Hardcore Pawn (2013)
  • Smithsonian Aerial America: Michigan (2012)
  • FOX Sports NFL Football (LIVE) (Detroit 2011)
  • Police Women of Cincinnati (2011)
  • Extreme School Makeover (2010)
  • Detroit Undercover (2010)
  • American Now: City of Heartbreak & Hope (2010)
  • Dreams of Freedom (2010)
  • BTN: Michigan State Football (2009)
  • Motor City Motors (2009)
  • Crash Course (2009)
  • Dive Detectives: Rouge Wave (2009)
  • Detroit (2009)
  • Good Morning America Whistlestop Tour (2008)
  • Wedding Day (2008)
  • D.E.A. (2008)
  • PGA Championship (2008)
  • TNT NBA Finals: (LIVE) Detroit (2007)
  • TNT NBA Finals: (LIVE) Detroit (2007)
  • The First 48 (2007)
  • Detroit SWAT (2007)
  • Dirty Jobs: Vomit Island (2007)
  • FLW: Detroit River (2007)
  • Dirty Jobs: Bridge Painter (2007)
  • Across the River to Motor City (2005)
  • Cleveland (2004)
  • Animal Cops Detroit (2003)
  • NFL Super Bowl XXIX (LIVE)
  • NFL Super Bowl XXV (LIVE)
  • NFL Super Bowl XVI (LIVE)
  • New York Marathon (LIVE) (numerous years)
  • Boston Marathon (LIVE) (numerous years)
  • Detroit Grand Prix (LIVE)
  • Cleveland Grand Prix (LIVE)
  • Milwaukee Grand Prix (LIVE)

Commercials

  • Northwestern University (2015)
  • 2015 MLB All Star Game Promo (2015)
  • University of Toledo (2014)
  • NBC Presents: 2014 NHL Winter Classic (2014)
  • Baker College (2013)
  • Pure Michigan Tawas, Detroit, Grand Rapids (2013)
  • Various Cleveland Projects (2013)
  • Danner Boots (2013)
  • Amway (2012)
  • Michigan Wind Farms (2012)
  • Geico Offshore Racing (2012)
  • Henry Ford Health Systems (2012)
  • Google Maps (2012)
  • Beaumont Hospital (2012)
  • Delta Airlines (2012)
  • Detroit Princess (2011)
  • John Deere (2011)
  • Wayne State University (2011)
  • Pure Michigan (2006) (2007) (2008) (2011)
  • Soaring Eagles Casino (2010)
  • Cooley Law Schools (2010)
  • Motor City Casino (2010)
  • University of Toledo (2010)
  • Henry Ford Hospital (2010)
  • Caesars Windsor (2010)
  • OnStar (2009)
  • SeaDoo (2008)
  • Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame (2008)
  • Boyne USA (2007)
  • Kewandin Casinos (2006)
  • Ping Golf (2006)
  • WXYZ Chopper 7 (2000)

TV News

  • WXYZ-ABC TV News contract 1994-2009

Broadcast Clients

  • ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, TNT, ESPN, MTV, Discovery Networks, Animal Planet, National Geographic

Music Videos

  • My Life by 50 Cent ft. Eminem & Adam Levine (2012)
  • Guap by Big Sean (2012)
  • System of a Down (2004)

film

  • Brick Mansions (2014)
  • Into the Storm (2014)
  • Jinn (2014)
  • Jack Reacher (2012)
  • Art of Rap (2012)
  • River of Fundament (2011)
  • Another Happy Day (2011)
  • Urban Roots (2010)
  • Restitution (2011)
  • Game of Death (2010)
  • Stone (2010)
  • Meet Monica Velour (2010)
  • Learning Gravity (2006)
  • Timequest (2000)
  • Grosse Point Blank (1997)
  • The Incorporated (1996)
  • Renaissance Man (1994)
  • Die Hard 2 (1990)
  • Action Jackson (1987)
  • Collision Course (1987)
  • Light of Day (1987)
  • Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
  • Tiger Town (1983)

Miscellaneous

  • This Model Works (2014)
  • NAIAS 2015 Corvette Reveal (2014)
  • University of Michigan Campus (2012)
  • MSU Football (2012)
  • MSU Football (2011)
  • US EPA (2011)
  • U of M Survival Flight (2011)
  • Buckeye Business Products (2011)
  • US EPA (2010)
  • Enbridge (2010)
  • Aeromed (2009)
  • OSS Blue Water Racing (2008)
  • State of Michigan (2008)
  • Entergy (2007)
  • Chrysler Tech Center (2007)
  • OSS Blue Water Racing (2006)
  • OSS Cleveland (2002)
  • Note: Most credits between 1980 and 2006 unlisted.