Coptersafety has produced ”From the Ground Up”, a captivating documentary short film about helicopter pilots created by Isabella Presnal and No-Office Films.

“I grew up moving around the world for my father’s career in aviation, and helicopters have been part of my life since I was a baby. I was tired of the false narrative Hollywood movies paint about helicopters,” says Isabella Presnal, Coptersafety’s Marketing Manager. “Creating documentaries that educate and evoke emotional responses is my passion, and I knew I needed to make a film about the rotor industry’s most important factor – safety – with the actual lives of helicopter pilots.”

Most Hollywood movies don’t paint a realistic picture of the helicopter industry. The short film “From the Ground Up” debunks misconceptions about helicopter safety and features stories of seasoned pilots. 

Andreas Hjert is an air ambulance pilot for Norwegian Air Ambulance working in northern Norway. Flying different mission types, particularly sling-load operations, Kristian Krog works as an aerial work pilot for Pegasus Helicopter. Marthijn over de Linden operates in the wind energy sector with HeliService, flying and hoisting wind turbine technicians in the North Sea. While flying helicopters is their primary job, they also oversee training their crews in and out of the simulator at Coptersafety. 

“As training and safety are core of our being, it has been rewarding to be able to produce this documentary about our customers to share the stories of their day-to-day life as a helicopter pilot,” states Hannu Marjoniemi, Coptersafety’s Commercial Director.