The Project

Client: NBC

Location: Pyrenees, Tenerife, Spain

Date: Feb 2017

Drone: Inspire 2 X5S

Running Wild with Bear Grylls

The Spanish drone regulations changed in August 2015 and Aerialworx have been operating from Madrid in Spain since February 2016. Prior to August 2015 drones were banned in Spain! Aerialworx, being the first UK operator to attain a Spanish Operators license have to date completed over 15 projects in Spanish territory. We are licensed to operate any drone up to 25kg which includes our Arri ALEXAM and RED. One recent project was Running Wild with Bear Grylls.

Bear Grylls heads off into the mountains of Spain with another select band of celebrities who want to face the challenges Bear has set for them. Our Spanish Licence allows us to carry out commercial work for a wide variety of drone platforms. We chose the DJI Inspire 2 with DJI X5 Camera as the best choice of drone. This compact, light- weight platform was ideal for gaining access to the remote high altitude locations for the shoot.

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For this latest series the setting was Spain. Not the cosy warm beaches that most of us are familiar with, but the rocky mountains of the Pyrenes and the volcanic mountains of Tenerife. Pushing the each of the celebrities well beyond their comfort zones we get to see the real person behind the on screen persona we are all familiar with.