Aviation Safety 27: 27. Filming Top Gun’s incredible flying scenes, with Kevin LaRosa II

As one of Hollywood’s top aerial coordinators, Kevin LaRosa has been around plenty of big budget movies—but Top Gun: Maverick was a completely different experience. He takes us behind the scenes to explain how they got all those incredible shots, including fighter jets flying at 600 knots through narrow valleys. The equipment, including the unique CineJet platform, makes some of these scenes possible, but the key to staying safe is planning and practice. Kevin also describes how the actors all took flight training to prepare for the movie, what he’s learned from flying a huge variety of aircraft, and how he landed a helicopter on a moving train.

Top Gun: Maverick behind the scenes: https://youtu.be/Nz9lnIDdkMo

Kevin’s Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/k2_larosa/

Sporty’s aerobatics course: https://www.sportys.com/basic-aerobatics-with-patty-wagstaffa.html

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