Olympic Air

From the Eurofighter Typhoon to the Goodyear Blimp, see what’s flying at the 2012 Olympic Games.

(Senior Aircraftman Neil Chapman, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012)

Helicopter Filming

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To capture footage for a film to be shown at the Opening Ceremonies, this pair of helicopters (an Aerospatiale AS355 Ecureuil 2, left, and an Agusta Westland 139) flew between the upper walkway and lower roadway span of the iconic Tower Bridge on the River Thames. Details of the film weren't released, but one helicopter was rumored to hold Daniel Craig, the latest actor to portray James Bond. Nearby on the grounds of the Tower of London, a Royal Marine commando practiced rappelling to the ground from a Sea King helicopter.

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