This is a short but sad post. I read the sad news of the death of Alan Purwin. Alan was a pilot and entrepreneur who was involved in many fields but was well known for his working in filming movies from helicopters. He was a genuinely friendly and welcoming person and had been involved in many interesting things.
Alan died in a plane crash in Columbia during the making of a film with Tom Cruise. You may have seen the news mentioning a crash but that Tom was not involved. Sadly Alan was, along with another two people, one of whom also died. It is a very sad time for all involved.