Drone firm captures '¨Top Gear desert drive
The new series of cult motoring show Top Gear has been given some uplift '“ by a Wetherby-based drone company.
Aerialrepublic.com was commissioned by production company Extreme Facilities to capture hours of agile aerial footage featuring new co-host and ex-Friends star Matt LeBlanc driving a sand-buggy through a desert in Morocco.
The footage was broadcast during the first episode of the hotly-anticipated 23rd series of the show, which pulled in more than 4 million viewers.
Aerialrepublic.com was founded in 2014, and employs a team of six videography and production specialists operating top-spec drones worth over £75,000 for clients including MTV, National Geographic and the BBC.
Operations director Lois Etheridge said: “The fact that our aerial videography experience was called upon by the team behind one of the most popular television shows in the world is a testament to the specialised knowledge and experience that we bring to each and every project.
“Filming for Top Gear was an experience that was game-changing both on a personal level and for the company, as it has allowed us to add another major name to our portfolio as we continue to work with bigger industry players.”