Hamilton between aviation and cinema

Hamilton presented the short film 'Dream of Flight', which combines the brand's two passions: cinema and aviation. It is a project that saw British filmmaker and photographer Jacob Sutton and Italian aerobatic pilot Dario Costa, Hamilton's aviation ambassador, combine their passions to create an inspirational short film shot in Namibia. "We are proud to be the force that finally brought these two great creatives together to create a unique film that will surely inspire others, showing them that with commitment it is possible to realise their dreams. This is exactly the spirit we live by at Hamilton," said Sylvain Dolla, CEO of Hamilton. The filming took place in the dunes of Swakopmund, where for three days, an international team of Europeans, South Africans and Namibians worked with various cameras to capture the sequences. The action was recorded by a team in a helicopter, one not on board and by cameras mounted on the fuselage.
The team used an all-black aeroplane, specially modified for filming.
The matt black coating meant that the temperature inside the aircraft was extremely high. In addition to the outside temperatures of 40°C (104°F), the team had to contend with high winds, sand and fog from the sea, reduced visibility and almost prohibitive conditions for flying.
Accompanying Dario Costa in this endeavour was the Khaki X-Wind Day Date from the Khaki Aviation line, with functions specially designed to meet the needs of pilots.