About Us

Clive and Jo Bailey - Bailey BalloonsWe have been involved in aerial filming for over 20 years. We have a broad experience in many types of filming from the Oktocam to Ballooning, to
micro-copters to blimps. We are an accredited supplier for the BBC for aerial filming (balloons) as well as working for ITV and many independent film and TV companies
We are based near Bristol but can cover the whole of the UK and abroad if needed.
Whatever your project is we will help you find the most cost effective solution to fit your requirements, from our Oktocam to hot air balloons and anything in between! Aerial filming with our Oktocam can be a very cost effective alternative to a full size helicopter and offers additional benefits of being able to get close-ups and unique views.

We have a variety of different cameras available and highly experienced pilots and film crew.


We are fully commercially qualified to fly Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and have Public Liability Insurance as listed below- copies of which can be provided on request:

  • UAS Certification – with qualified commercial pilot/operator
  • Civil Aviation Authority Approved (CAA)
  • SRG 1320 Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) aerial work permit
  • Operated in accordance with the Civil Aviation Authority Air Navigation Order CAP393 / CAP722
  • Full Public Liability Insurance


Our recent clients include:


  • The One Show
  • The BBC
  • Jamie Oliver
  • Britian's Got Talent with Ant and Dec
  • ITV Trevor Eve
  • Residents in the Bristol and Bath area.
  • BBC Antiques Show
  • BBC Xchange
  • BBC Food and Drink programme
  • BBC Fast Track
  • BBC News 24
  • BBC Points West
  • BBC Blue Peter
  • BBC Ripley & Scruff
  • BBC Big Balloon Challenge (Points West)
  • BBC Crafty Tricks of War
  • BBC Seven Wonders of the World
  • BBC Would Like To Meet
  • BBC The Richard Hilary Story (WWII Spitfire Pilot)
  • BBC Record Breakers
  • Carlton Central TV - Royal  International Air Tattoo 1994 - 2003
  • Channel 4  - Drambuie Challenge
  • David Hempleman Adams Flight to the North Pole and all the resultant news media
  • Discovery Channel – Airshow Safety
  • Discovery Channel – American Chopper
  • Discovery Channel – Special Assignments ITV Prove It
  • Discovery - Royal Airforces  Association Airshow
  • ITV West – Bristol Balloon Fiesta and Various
  • The BBC Balloon
  • The Night & Day (film)
  • The World’s Not Enough (James Bond Film)
  • SBAC - Farnborough
  • Sky Sports
  • Sky News
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