Patriots and Helinet Debut Groundbreaking Cinejet™

Patriots Jet Team and Helinet Aviation Debut at NBAA the Groundbreaking Cinejet™, High Speed L-39 &  SHOTOVER F1 UHD Platform for Motion Picture, Television, and OEM Aircraft Promotion


Cinejet with F1 Shotover F1 Camera

Las Vegas (October 10,2017)– Helinet Aviation, a full-service provider of aerial production services to the motion picture and advertising industries, announced today the debut of CineJet™, the industry’s first, Aero L-39 Albatros jet featuring a customized gyro-stabilized SHOTOVER F1 camera system designed for high-speed aerial cinematography. Developed in partnership with Patriots Jet Team, CineJet™ provides optimal jet aircraft performance, excellent maneuverability, and unprecedented camera angle options due to the sleek profile of the aircraft and the innovative mounting of the F1 camera platform.

CineJet™ was developed to address the growing demand to shoot high-speed objects for television, feature films, high-performance photography, scientific research, and commercial OEM aircraft marketing. The SHOTOVER F1 used by Helinet on CineJet™ is specifically tailored for the unique capabilities of the jet platform, providing incredible dynamic range and unsurpassed 8K image quality at elevated speeds exceeding 350 knots and during maneuvers approaching 3G’s. The open platform design of the F1 system allows for future resolution growth and a comprehensive range of professional camera and lens combinations depending on the needs of each client, and as new technology comes to market.  Further increasing the functionality and capabilities of CineJet™ is a specially developed multiple antenna array, installed by RF Film Inc., to deliver high definition video, GPS data, and ground-to-air audio communication.

“We’re raising the bar in terms of what productions can capture from aerial cinematography,” said Helinet CEO Kathryn Purwin. “No existing aerial platform offers the same level of performance, flexibility, and unique image gathering capabilities.”

“Patriots Jet Team is extremely proud to launch the new CineJet™ high-speed cinematography platform with Helinet, and we look forward to providing productions with a turnkey solution for high-velocity camerawork,” said Patriots Jet Team Founder and Owner Randy Howell.

SHOTOVER CEO Brad Hurndell added, “We are thrilled to support Helinet and Patriots Jet Team with a customized 6-axis gyro stabilized SHOTOVER F1 camera platform for cutting-edge aerial cinematography.”

The aircraft will be flown by Helinet’s VP of Aerial Film Production, Kevin LaRosa II and Patriots Jet Team Founder, Randy Howell. For over 16 years Kevin has served the film industry’s top productions as a stunt pilot and aerial coordinator, and is a member of SAG and the Motion Picture Pilots Association. Randy has accumulated more than 23,000 hours of flight time and has over 30 years of flying experience with United Airlines. He has been an advanced instructor in aerobatics, formation, UPRT as well as a Check Airman and Simulator Instructor in a multitude of aircraft. 

At its NBAA launch, Helinet will feature some of the remarkable imagery made accessible by the high-speed CineJet™ platform. The video, edited and produced by industry partner 3DF, showcases the exciting and unmatched capabilities of CineJet™. The video will also be available for view on the Helinet Vimeo channel at:

 About Helinet Aviation

Helinet Aviation Services is a diversified helicopter transportation provider located in Van Nuys, California. With over 30 years in business, the company has earned a highly trusted and widely respected reputation for its exceptional pilots, unparalleled service, and an outstanding safety record. Helinet serves the following markets: VIP charter, emergency medical services including patient and organ transport, electronic news gathering, motion picture, television and commercial production, and airborne law enforcement. Its mission is, and has always been, to be Southern California’s preferred carrier for safe, responsive and reliable rotor wing services.


SHOTOVER is a developer of high-performance camera systems and UAVs for the motion picture and broadcast industries. The company’s line of gyro-stabilized camera platforms offers aerial cinematographers an unprecedented level of stability, control and versatility in a compact package easily configured for 2D, 3D and Ultra HD shooting with the world’s most advanced cameras and lenses. Developed in partnership with the motion picture industry’s top aerial cinematographers, SHOTOVER systems are fully user upgradeable, allowing operators to utilize new professional cameras, lenses, and accessories as they come to market.

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