Independent production company Skyworks is offering other television producers the chance to access its aerial footage library which contains 60,000 high definition shots taken from the air.

The archive, created by Skyworks and said to be the largest of its kind in the world, features material gathered from over 800 hours of footage.

It includes dramatic views of Britain and Western Europe including Paris and the Eiffel Tower (pictured), the Coliseum in Rome and icebergs in Iceland.

Skywork managing director Damian Keogh said: “Skyworks strives to create the perfect shot using our experience and our understanding of composition and editorial context combined with our track record on TV production. Our archive contains stunning images from across the globe available to enhance any programme’s production value. It is already the world’s largest HD aerial archive, and is ever expanding with new and breathtaking footage.”

Future plans include filming the whole of the United States and China.

The archive, which can be found on Skyworks’ website at, allows instant navigation and search for clips by region, place of interest, city and weather conditions. Licensing is possible online.

Skyworks is an independent producer and high definition aerial filming specialist. It is best known for its Wainwright Walks programmes for BBC2 and Railway Walks for BBC4.