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Alan D. Purwin (1961–2015)

Alan D. Purwin was born on August 28, 1961 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Alan David Purwin. He is known for his work on Transformers (2007), Armageddon (1998) and Tropic Thunder (2008). He was married to Kathryn. He died on September 11, 2015 in Medellin, Colombia. See full bio »


(age 54) in Medellin, Colombia

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 2017 Kong: Skull Island (helicopter pilot) (filming)
 2017 Mena (helicopter and airplane pilot) (post-production)
 2016 The Great Wall (helicopter pilot) (post-production)
 2016 Suicide Squad (helicopter pilot) (post-production)
 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (helicopter pilot) (post-production)
 2016 Warcraft (helicopter pilot) (completed)
 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (helicopter pilot) (completed)
 2016 Rush Hour (TV Movie) (helicopter pilot) (filming)
  Rush Hour 4 (helicopter pilot) (announced)
 2015 View from a Blue Moon (helicopter pilot)
 2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 2015 Straight Outta Compton (helicopter pilot)
 2015 Jurassic World (helicopter pilot)
 2015 Entourage (helicopter pilot)
 2015 Furious 7 (helicopter pilot) / (picture ship pilot: aerial unit)
 2015 Insurgent (aerial coordinator) / (helicopter pilot)
 2014 Taken 3 (helicopter pilot)
 2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (helicopter pilot)
 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (helicopter pilot)
 2014 The Purge: Anarchy (helicopter pilot)
 2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction (aerial coordinator) / (helicopter pilot)
 2014 Divergent (helicopter pilot)
 2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (helicopter pilot)
 2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (aerial coordinator: Iceland - as Alan Purwin)
 2013/I Elysium (helicopter pilot)
 2012 Taken 2 (helicopter pilot: Los Angeles Unit - as Alan Purwin)
 2011/I Jack and Jill (helicopter pilot)
 2011 The Muppets (helicopter pilot)
 2011 Real Steel (pilot)
 2011 Colombiana (helicopter pilot)
 2011 Friends with Benefits (aerial coordinator)
 2011/I No Strings Attached (helicopter pilot)
 2010 Unstoppable (aerial coordinator - as Alan Purwin) / (helicopter pilot)
 2010 Takers (helicopter pilot)
 2009 Surrogates (aerial coordinator - as Alan Purwin)
 2009 Law Abiding Citizen (helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (aerial coordinator)
 2009 Terminator Salvation (helicopter pilot)
 2009 Star Trek (helicopter pilot)
 2009 Fast & Furious (helicopter pilot)
 2009 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (Documentary) (helicopter pilot)
 2008 Death Race (helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 2008 Tropic Thunder (aerial coordinator: aerial unit - as Alan Purwin) / (pilot: aerial unit - as Alan Purwin)
 2008 Step Brothers (helicopter pilot)
 2008 21 (aerial coordinator)
 2008 The Eye (aerial coordinator)
 2008 Crunching Numb3rs: Season Four - Trust Metric (Video documentary) (helicopter pilot)
 2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets (aerial coordinator)
 2007 The Heartbreak Kid (helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 2007 Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (helicopter pilot)
 2007 Transformers (aerial coordinator - as Alan Purwin) / (pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (helicopter pilot)
 2007 Vacancy (helicopter pilot)
 2006 Deja Vu (aerial coordinator - as Alan Purwin)
 2006 School for Scoundrels (helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 2005 Domino (aerial coordinator - as Alan Purwin)
 2005 Shopgirl (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 2005 Elizabethtown (helicopter pilot)
 2005 Stealth (helicopter pilot)
 2005 The Island (aerial coordinator - as Alan Purwin) / (pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 2005 Bewitched (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith (helicopter pilot)
 2005 The Third Wish (aerial helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 2005 The Ring Two (helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 2004 National Treasure (aerial pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (helicopter pilot)
 2004 The Day After Tomorrow (pilot)
 2004 Man on Fire (helicopter pilot)
 2004 Johnson Family Vacation (helicopter pilot)
 2003 Bad Boys II (aerial coordinator)
 2003 Hollywood Homicide (pilot: aerial unit)
 2003 Malibu's Most Wanted (helicopter pilot)
 2003 A Man Apart (aerial pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 2003 The Core (helicopter pilot: visual effects plate photography - as Alan Purwin)
 2003 Tears of the Sun (helicopter pilot)
 2002 Beat the Devil (Short) (helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 2002 Red Dragon (pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 2002 Signs (helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember (aerial coordinator - as Alan Purwin) / (pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 2002 The Sum of All Fears (helicopter pilot)
 2002 Murder by Numbers (helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 2002 High Crimes (aerial unit coordinator: San Francisco/Bay Area Unit - as Alan Purwin)
 2002 Showtime (helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 2002 Big Fat Liar (aerial coordinator - as Alan Purwin) / (pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 2001 Bubble Boy (helicopter pilot)
 2001 The Fast and the Furious (helicopter pilot)
 2001 Pearl Harbor (aerial coordinator - as Alan Purwin) / (pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 2000 Charlie's Angels (helicopter pilot)
 1999 Play It to the Bone (pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 1999 Magnolia (aerial coordinator - as Alan Purwin)
 1999 Storm Catcher (helicopter pilot - as Allen Purwin)
 1999 Bowfinger (helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 1999 Storm (Video) (helicopter pilot - as Alan Parwin)
 1999 Inspector Gadget (pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 1999 Wild Wild West (helicopter pilot)
 1999 Edtv (helicopter pilot)
 1999 Virus (helicopter pilot)
 1998 Hotdog Movies (helicopter pilot: aerial unit - as Alan Purwin)
 1998 Enemy of the State (aerial coordinator - as Alan Purwin) / (helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 1998 The Siege (pilot)
 1998 Rush Hour (helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 1998 Ground Control (helicopter pilot: second unit - as Alan Purwin)
 1998 Armageddon (aerial coordinator - as Alan Purwin) / (helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 1998 Six Days Seven Nights (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 1998 The Odd Couple II (helicopter pilot)
 1998 Meet the Deedles (helicopter pilot)
 1997 Red Corner (helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 1997 I Know What You Did Last Summer (helicopter pilot: California - as Alan Purwin)
 1997 Playing God (helicopter pilot)
 1997 Money Talks (helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 1997 Air Force One (helicopter pilot - as Allen Purwin)
 1997 Face/Off (additional pilot)
 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (twin star helicopter - as Alan Purwin)
 1997 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (helicopter pilot)
 1997 Nightwatch (helicopter pilot)
 1997 Shadow Conspiracy (helicopter pilot)
 1996 Jingle All the Way (pilot)
 1996 Glory Days (helicopter pilot: second unit - as Alan Purwin)
 1996 Glory Days (helicopter pilot: second unit - as Alan Purwin)
 1996 Set It Off (ground aerial coordinator: additional photography - as Alan Purwin)
 1996 Ransom (helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 1996 The Chamber (pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 1996 The Fan (helicopter pilot)
 1996 The Cable Guy (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 1996 The Rock (aerial coordinator - as Alan Purwin) / (helicopter pilot: aerial unit - as Alan Purwin)
 1996 The Sunchaser (pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 1996 Sgt. Bilko (helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 1995 The Crossing Guard (helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 1995 Species (picture ship pilot: aerial unit - as Alan Purwin) / (picture ship pilot: credit sequence - as Alan Purwin)
 1995 Apollo 13 (helicopter pilot: second unit)
 1995 Outbreak (pilot - as Alan Purvin)
 1994 The Puppet Masters (aerial coordinator) / (pilot)
 1994 True Lies (helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 1994 Blown Away (helicopter pilot)
 1994 Speed (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 1993 Demolition Man (helicopter pilot)
 1993 Last Action Hero (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 1993 Jurassic Park (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 1993 Gunmen (helicopter pilot)
 1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux (pilot)
 1993 Indecent Proposal (helicopter pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 1992 Lethal Weapon 3 (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 1992 Basic Instinct (helicopter pilot: aerial unit - as Alan Purwin)
 1990 Predator 2 (pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 1990 Catchfire (helicopter pilot - as Al Purwin)
 1989 Lethal Weapon 2 (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 1988 Die Hard (pilot - as Alan Purwin)
 1984 Airwolf (TV Movie) (helicopter pilot)
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Alan Parwin | Alan Purvin | Alan Purwin | Allen Purwin | Al Purwin


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While building his career as a film pilot, Alan learned that most aviation companies used outdated equipment and based their business on a small selection of rotorcraft. In response to this increasing need, Alan started West Coast Helicopters in 1987 and later merged it with Helinet Aviation, which he purchased in 1998. See more »

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