Taking to the skies with new product

Bill Tiplady pictured with his new aircraft mounted camera housing.'112215a. Pic Kevin Allen'01/06/11.
Bill Tiplady pictured with his new aircraft mounted camera housing.'112215a. Pic Kevin Allen'01/06/11.
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A BUSINESSMAN has designed his own camera mount after discovering a gap in the market through his hobby of flying.

Bill Tiplady, who owns suspended ceiling contractors C.B Ceilings, is now also the director of the Aerial Photo Pod Company after releasing his product to the market.

He has designed the Aerial Photo Pod after realising there is a gap in the market for aircraft camera mounts for everyday cameras.

Mr Tiplady, who flies for the Civil Air Patrol on a voluntary basis, said: “The Aerial Photo Pod is designed to fill a gap in the market between high end camera systems, and handheld cameras in the aircraft.

“It enables you to put your own equipment onto a stable platform for all types of photography, rather than having to buy a purpose-made system costing several thousands of pounds.

“I saw a need for an inexpensive system, not only as I am keen photographer, but also to help with search and rescue issues.”

The Aerial Photo Pod will be officially launched later this month at the UK AERO EXPO Aviation Exhibition, at the Sywell Aerodrome, in Northamptonshire.

After that Mr Tiplady plans to develop the company further with a pan and tilt unit for use with handheld camcorders currently in testing stage, and wing harnesses being designed.