Niagara Gazette — •••
Q: Do you have fun doing these stunts or is it very serious work?
A: I absolutely have fun, but there is danger involved. You manage each item of risk as it comes. If there is a concern something might come apart in the explosion, with our knowledge of special effects, we manage the risks of what’s going on with the aircraft. We basically analyze every single thing that could go wrong and then try to mitigate or reduce the consequences.
Q: It’s an interesting business to be in. How did you get started?
A: A generation before me, guys in Hollywood used to use my dad’s helicopters from a charter operation he had. I moved to LA from Salt Lake City in 1987 to pursue the business. In all of Hollywood there’s about five guys that do what I do. We probably control 90 percent of the business.
Q: Are you always the most popular person at a cocktail party
A: We’re never at a loss for things to talk about.