Aerial coordination for the movie was done by well known South Carolina skydiver and pilot Bobby Frierson. Bobby made over 6,000 jumps. Nine years after "Ripe" was filmed Bobby died in a skydiving accident on September 11, 2005. He'd previously had a stroke in 2000. At the time of his death he had five children and five grandchildren. Bobby's buried in Denmark, SC in Denmark Cemetery next to his parents and his sister.