Top Hollywood Aerial Coordinator and Motion Picture Pilot Kevin LaRosa II to Lead Growing Production Department
Los Angeles (March 7, 2017) – Helinet Aviation, one of the largest and most respected helicopter operators on the West Coast, announced today the appointment of Kevin LaRosa II as VP of Aerial Film Production. LaRosa brings his extensive experience in coordinating large scale aerial sequences and flying for Hollywood’s top films to Helinet’s growing production department.
Known for his work on The Avengers (2012), Iron Man (2008), and Transformers 5 (2017), Kevin has worked on over 100 different motion picture and commercial productions. He is an ATP rated pilot trained and certified in a multitude of rotorcraft and fixed wing aircraft. He also holds type ratings in several Learjet models as well as the C-130/ L-382 Hercules and the Sikorsky S-70/ UH-60. In addition, Kevin holds an FAA Part 107 UAS rating for flying unmanned aircraft for the film and television industry.
“Kevin is an exceptional pilot and aerial coordinator who brings a deep understanding of the production industry to our team, and I am thrilled to announce his addition,” said Helinet CEO Kathryn Purwin. “With his drive, professionalism, and expertise, Kevin is the perfect person to lead our production department.”
Kevin has been working heavily in the film industry coordinating and directing multitudes of aerial film sequences in the air and on the ground for over 16 years and is a member of SAG and the Motion Picture Pilots Association.
“Helinet is one of the premier aerial production companies in the world, and I am extremely pleased to join the team,” said LaRosa. I am committed to helping productions achieve their aerial goals in the safest and most efficient way possible.”
With the largest fleet of single and twin-engine turbine helicopters on the West Coast, Helinet has been severing the film production community since 1987. From script breakdown, FAA paperwork, to pulling in the right assets, Helinet provides turnkey aerial production services within the United States and abroad.
About Helinet Aviation
Helinet Aviation Services is a diversified helicopter transportation provider located in Van Nuys, California. With over 30 years in business, the company has earned a highly trusted and widely respected reputation for its exceptional pilots, unparalleled service, and an outstanding safety record. Helinet serves the following markets: VIP charter, emergency medical services including patient and organ transport, electronic news gathering, motion picture, television and commercial production, and airborne law enforcement. Its mission is, and has always been, to be Southern California’s preferred carrier for safe, responsive and reliable rotor wing services. For more information: http://www.helinet.com
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