55 min

Top Gun: Maverick Life at 7 G’s, and Other Lessons from Hollywood Stunt Pilot Kevin LaRosa Live Through Love with Ruben Rojas

    • Self-Improvement

Ever wonder who flies the fighter jets in all those mind-blowing action movies? Buckle up because in this episode of the Live Through Love Podcast, Ruben welcomes Kevin LaRosa II to talk about life as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after motion picture stunt pilot and aerial coordinators.  Kevin sheds light on what it takes to become an aerial coordinator and stunt pilot, given it’s an extremely rare and high-level profession, as well as two major lessons he’s learned from aviation that he integrates into his daily civilian life. He also shares details on how he developed the CineJet to make the high-speed aerial sequences on “Top Gun Maverick” possible.
Kevin highlights the role of breath work and fitness in being a stunt pilot along with the importance of compartmentalizing your stressors so you can focus on your work. Plus, Kevin talks about what you can expect from “Top Gun Maverick” and what it’s like to work with Tom Cruise!
“I’m honored and I’m fortunate and this is probably a pinnacle moment in my career that will live with me forever.” - Kevin LaRosa II
 
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About the Guest:
Kevin LaRosa Kevin is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after pilot and aerial coordinators, licensed to fly a variety of aircraft ranging from helicopters and airplanes to Learjets and more. Kevin is an ATP rated pilot trained and certified in a multitude of aircraft. He also holds type ratings in several Learjet models in addition to the C-130/ L-382 Hercules and the Sikorsky S-70/ UH-60, as well as an FAA Part 107 UAS rating for flying unmanned aircraft. Kevin is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, and the Motion Picture Pilots Association.
Known for his work on major blockbusters like Top Gun Mavrick, The Avengers, Iron Man, Transformers, and The Last Knight, Kevin LaRosa, II has worked on over 100 different motion picture and commercial productions.
An accomplished pilot like his father and grandfather, Kevin grew up with the sights and sounds of engines and propellers for as long as he can remember. Kevin’s father, Kevin LaRosa Sr, began taking him on movie shoots at the early age of 10 and by age 17, Kevin received his certificate to fly.
 
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Visit his website
 
About the Host:
Ruben Rojas is a Los Angeles based artist, designer, speaker, and entrepreneur who uses art to inspire others to see through the lens of LOVE. By using the urban landscape as his canvas, Ruben encourages communities to change for the better through optimism and collaboration. Once vacant walls, and now this podcast, are vibrant reminders created to inspire you to dream big, feel beautiful, live in possibility, and to love. Ruben’s murals can be seen in cities across the country and around the world from Paris to New York and Florida to Mississippi. You can also bring love home by buying his art. 
 
Follow Ruben on Instagram
Visit his website
 
This is an Operation Podcast production. 
For more information, please contact us at info@operationpodcast.com.
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Ever wonder who flies the fighter jets in all those mind-blowing action movies? Buckle up because in this episode of the Live Through Love Podcast, Ruben welcomes Kevin LaRosa II to talk about life as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after motion picture stunt pilot and aerial coordinators.  Kevin sheds light on what it takes to become an aerial coordinator and stunt pilot, given it’s an extremely rare and high-level profession, as well as two major lessons he’s learned from aviation that he integrates into his daily civilian life. He also shares details on how he developed the CineJet to make the high-speed aerial sequences on “Top Gun Maverick” possible.
Kevin highlights the role of breath work and fitness in being a stunt pilot along with the importance of compartmentalizing your stressors so you can focus on your work. Plus, Kevin talks about what you can expect from “Top Gun Maverick” and what it’s like to work with Tom Cruise!
“I’m honored and I’m fortunate and this is probably a pinnacle moment in my career that will live with me forever.” - Kevin LaRosa II
 
SUBSCRIBE to Live Through Love so you never miss an episode & RATE/REVIEW the show!
 
About the Guest:
Kevin LaRosa Kevin is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after pilot and aerial coordinators, licensed to fly a variety of aircraft ranging from helicopters and airplanes to Learjets and more. Kevin is an ATP rated pilot trained and certified in a multitude of aircraft. He also holds type ratings in several Learjet models in addition to the C-130/ L-382 Hercules and the Sikorsky S-70/ UH-60, as well as an FAA Part 107 UAS rating for flying unmanned aircraft. Kevin is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, and the Motion Picture Pilots Association.
Known for his work on major blockbusters like Top Gun Mavrick, The Avengers, Iron Man, Transformers, and The Last Knight, Kevin LaRosa, II has worked on over 100 different motion picture and commercial productions.
An accomplished pilot like his father and grandfather, Kevin grew up with the sights and sounds of engines and propellers for as long as he can remember. Kevin’s father, Kevin LaRosa Sr, began taking him on movie shoots at the early age of 10 and by age 17, Kevin received his certificate to fly.
 
Follow Kevin on Instagram
Visit his website
 
About the Host:
Ruben Rojas is a Los Angeles based artist, designer, speaker, and entrepreneur who uses art to inspire others to see through the lens of LOVE. By using the urban landscape as his canvas, Ruben encourages communities to change for the better through optimism and collaboration. Once vacant walls, and now this podcast, are vibrant reminders created to inspire you to dream big, feel beautiful, live in possibility, and to love. Ruben’s murals can be seen in cities across the country and around the world from Paris to New York and Florida to Mississippi. You can also bring love home by buying his art. 
 
Follow Ruben on Instagram
Visit his website
 
This is an Operation Podcast production. 
For more information, please contact us at info@operationpodcast.com.
Follow Operation Podcast on Instagram.

55 min