Kevin LaRosa II: Hollywood's aerial cinematography expert

You know Kevin LaRosa II’s work. As the aerial coordinator for some of the biggest summer blockbusters, he’s had a hand in creating some of the most memorable aviation scenes in recent memory.

Real pilots. Real planes. Real maneuvers. See why Kevin LaRosa II and his crew rely so heavily on clear communication to pull of these amazing practical effects.

The aerial coordinator toolkit.

Here is what’s required to capture blockbuster aerial cinematography.

Airbus H125

A versatile single-engine helicopter that can handle extreme environments. Like a Hollywood set.

  • Carries up to seven passengers
  • Capable of a 140 knot cruise speed
  • 4.5 hours of endurance

Fun fact: In 2005, an AS350 B3 (the previous model of the H125) broke the world record for the highest-altitude landing and takeoff, performed on Mount Everest at 8,848 meters (29,029 feet), a title still held today.


L39 CineJetâ„¢

Combines the performance and maneuverability of a fighter jet with Hollywood’s most advanced camera stabilization platform ever created.

  • Captures 8K image quality
  • Travels up to a 350 knot cruise speed
  • Capable of maneuvers approaching 3Gs

Fun fact: Randy Howell, Kevin’s partner in the CineJetâ„¢, has more than 23,000 hours of flight time in over his 30-year career.


Bose A20

In Kevin’s own words, “Communication has to work every single time, and it has to be clear.”

  • Features 30% greater noise reduction than conventional aviation headsets
  • 30% less clamping force than conventional aviation headsets
  • Certified to FAA TSO and E/TSO-C139 standards

Fun fact: Kevin uses the A20 behind the scenes, but this headset has appeared on screen as well. Look for it in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” HBO’s “Succession” and more.


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