Pilatus are a Swiss manufacturer of aeroplanes – you might never have heard of their most popular executive plane, the PC-12, but you’ve almost definitely seen their product in action – Pilatus supply the RAAF Roulette’s and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Pilatus’ Australian arm, based at Adelaide Airport, have recently began to increase their involvement in motorsports by sponsoring the Mt Alma Mile Hillclimb and a couple of rally cars.
With everyone in town for the Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally anyway, the guys thought it would be a good idea to park a couple of rally cars in front of a couple of planes in the Pilatus hanger at Adelaide Airport and film a short promotional video about what motorsport means to Pilatus. With the lighting set up anyway by the film crew and a healthy disregard for the sleep I really should have been getting, I decided to stick around and shoot a few frames. Because really, when is this likely to happen again?
The team were using Canon 5D Mark II’s mounted on a counter-balanced boom, which was connected to these LCD monitors for realtime liveview of what the camera was filming. The footage was incredible. I’ll post it on Any Given Reason once the editing is finished.
It was quite frustrating sometimes – the big hanger doors were open to the airport tarmac, and I could see that there were so many awesome photographic opportunities out there. However, there was a big yellow line painted on the ground and I have no doubt that the Federal Police would have been right on me had I crossed it.Adelaide Airport #Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally #Escort #Ford #Ford Escort Mk1 #GTR #Mk1 #Nissan #PC-12 #Pilatus #R35 #Tarmac Rally