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James W. Gavin (1935–2005)

James W. Gavin was born on March 13, 1935 in Denver, Colorado, USA. He is known for his work on Conspiracy Theory (1997), Assassins (1995) and Blue Thunder (1983). He died on August 13, 2005 in Rancho Santa Fe, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2003 Bad Boys II (pilot)
 2003 View from the Top (aerial coordinator - as James Gavin)
 2003 Coral Reef Adventure (Documentary) (pilot - as Jim Gavin)
 2002 We Were Soldiers (pilot)
 2001 Pearl Harbor (pilot)
 2000 The Kid (pilot - as James Gavin)
 2000 Adventures in Wild California (Documentary short) (helicopter pilot - as Jim Gavin)
 1999 Running Free (aerial unit coordinator) / (aerial unit director) / (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 1997 Conspiracy Theory (aerial coordinator: second unit) / (helicopter pilot)
 1996 Chain Reaction (pilot)
 1996 Up Close & Personal (aerial coordinator - as Jim Gavin)
 1995 Assassins (helicopter pilot - as Jim Gavin)
 1995 The Bridges of Madison County (helicopter pilot)
 1994 Drop Zone (aerial coordinator)
 1994 Terminal Velocity (pilot)
 1993 The Pelican Brief (helicopter pilot: Washington D.C. - as Jim Gavin)
 1992 Forever Young (aerial coordinator)
 1992 Radio Flyer (aircraft coordinator)
 1991 The Rocketeer (pilot)
 1990 The Rookie (aerial coordinator) / (pilot)
 1990 Taking Care of Business (helicopter pilot)
 1990 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (helicopter pilot)
 1990 Die Hard 2 (pilot)
 1989 Always (pilot: picture plane)
 1989 Lethal Weapon 2 (helicopter pilot: second unit - as Jim Gavin)
 1988 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series) (aerial unit coordinator)
 1988 Alien Nation (helicopter pilot)
 1988 Moon Over Parador (helicopter pilot)
 1988 The Blob (helicopter pilot)
 1987 Jaws: The Revenge (pilot)
 1987 Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (aerial coordinator - as Jim Gavin)
 1987 Number One with a Bullet (aerial coordinator)
 1986 Airwolf (TV Series) (aerial coordinator - 1 episode)
- Birds of Paradise (1986) ... (aerial coordinator - as Jim Gavin)
 1986 Iron Eagle (pilot - uncredited)
 1985 White Nights (aerial unit director - as Jim Gavin) / (pilot: 747, crash sequence)
 1984 V (TV Series) (helicopter pilot - as James Gavin)
 1984 Call to Glory (TV Series) (helicopter pilot - 1 episode)
- Call to Glory (1984) ... (helicopter pilot - as James Gavin)
 1983 Uncommon Valor (helicopter pilot)
 1983 Doctor Detroit (helicopter pilot)
 1982 Yes, Giorgio (helicopter pilot)
 1982 Firefox (special flight consultant - as Jim Gavin)
 1982 Wrong Is Right (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 1982 The Border (helicopter pilot)
 1981 On Golden Pond (helicopter pilot)
 1980 The Last Song (TV Movie) (aerial helicopter director: second unit)
 1980 Herbie Goes Bananas (helicopter pilot: second unit - uncredited)
 1979 Disaster on the Coastliner (TV Movie) (pilot - as Jim Gavin)
 1979 The Concorde... Airport '79 (helicopter pilot)
 1978 The Cat from Outer Space (pilot - as Gavin James)
  Emergency! (TV Series) (aerial coordinator - 1 episode, 1978) (pilot - 1 episode, 1978)
- Survival on Charter #220 (1978) ... (aerial coordinator) / (pilot)
 1978 Project U.F.O. (TV Series) (aerial photography - 1 episode)
- Sighting 4001: The Washington D.C. Incident (1978) ... (aerial photography - as James Gavin)
 1977 CHiPs (TV Series) (helicopter pilot - 1 episode)
- Career Day (1977) ... (helicopter pilot)
 1977 The Domino Killings (aerial coordinator - as Jim Gavin)
 1977 Black Sunday (helicopter pilot - as James Gavin)
 1976 Bound for Glory (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 1976 Black Sheep Squadron (TV Series) (pilot)
 1975 Breakheart Pass (helicopter pilot - as James Gaven)
 1975 Breakout (helicopter pilot)
 1974 Earthquake (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 1974 The Trial of Billy Jack (photo pilot: helicopter - as James Gavin)
 1973 The All-American Boy (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 1973 Birds of Prey (TV Movie) (aerial supervisor)
 1972 The Cowboys (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 1971 Duel (TV Movie) (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 1966 Paradise, Hawaiian Style (helicopter pilot: aerial photography)
 1961 The Misfits (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
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