Clay Lacy Aviation Celebrates 50th Anniversary and Looks to the Future
Clay Lacy, founder of Clay Lacy Aviation, was on hand this past October to help his company celebrate its 50th anniversary. Lacy is considered one of the top aerial cinematographers in the world by his peers in both aviation and film. In 1965 he developed the camera system known today as Astrovision. Astrovision-equipped aircraft have filmed Top Gun, Armageddon, Cliffhanger, and more.
Lacy’s iconic 50-year old fixed base operation at Van Nuys airport in Los Angeles was known for catering to screen stars, and he remembers those days fondly.