Past Projects

Past Projects

At Flyin’ Fish we are fortunate to have been involved in many unusual & interesting projects over the years.  Below are details of a few of them:


From 2004 to 2007 Dave collaborated with Neal Scanlan of Blitz Helicopters to design a cutting edge British Helicopter, the Avro. It was introduced to the world at the 2007 3D Masters and in 2008 Dave won the British F3C National Championship flying the.Avro.


2007 Dave worked closely with Andrew McGonigle of Sheffield University flying a Raptor 90 helicopter inside a volcano collecting data. Andrew later won a Rolex Award for his work. Check out the link and watch the fascinating video here.


2007 – present day Working as Technical Consultant to Optifuel, Europe’s fastest growing brand of rc fuel.

International Aero Model Show

Nov. 2009 – we were delighted to be invited to Beijing to fly at the 1st China International Aero Model Show along with Duncan & Wayne Osbourn. The other international pilots attending included Scott Gray (Canada), Jason Knoll (USA) & Christophe Paysent le Roux (France).


2010 – worked with Steve at Helipix ( to fly a quadracopter to demonstrate flying around high tension pylons – check out the following YouTube video.

Shadow Caddy

2010 – worked with Steve Trotter of Kite Films filming the ‘Shadow Caddy’ at a golf course in Portugal.

Nokia TV ad

April 2010 – travelled to Spain with friend & fellow F3C pilot Roger Mayo to film the latest Nokia TV ad for the N8 mobile phone.

Dragonfly Love

August 2010 – to a very remote part of Norway for the 2nd part of the Nokia job – filming a music video, ‘Dragonfly Love’. Check this link to see the music video as well as a behind the scenes look of the shoot itself.

Paintballing Centre

May 2011 – Dave was commissioned by Helipix to fly their UAV for 3D aerial video work at Warren Wood Paintballing Centre in Herts to film shots for a new Sky television programme series due to start in mid June that year. Dave’s flying skills were certainly put to the test when he was accidentally hit by several paintballs whilst flying and filming!

Suzuki car tv ad

In August 2013 Dave was involved with filming for the new Suzuki car tv ad which was released on 1st October that year. Check out the link to see the ad.

Gilo Aerospace Limited

From 2008 to the present day Dave has been working with Gilo Aerospace Limited as a test pilot for new and innovative flying machines.