Bob referred to it as a pickup shot. It was filmed in his backyard, where he trained people to do stunts and acrobatics. He was flung through the air from a Russian swing. Here are shots from the set.
Gina was discovered by Bob Yerkes at a gymnastics practice during her senior year in high school in the early '70s. Bob started training her before she left for Texas to join the circus as an aerialist. Here is Gina with her daughter, Jennifer, on one of Bob’s Russian swings with Bob looking on in his backyard in December 2017. The second photo is Gina's son, Austin, on that same swing with Bob.
In more recent years you can see him as Cardinal Guidera in Angels & Demons (2009). He was the priest hanging by his arms above the raging fire. His final film was Killing Hasselhoff (2017), in which Bob did some stunts at the age of 85. Gina just spoke to Bob on the phone to see how he was doing (October 2020) as he will be turning 89 in February next year.
This photo was taken in his backyard which is full of rigging, trampolines, tightropes, and other equipment aerialists would use. He has trained many actors and stunt performers.
Upon her retirement from flying, Gina gave Bob this photo of her as Tinker Bell with a plaque that reads;
“In Appreciation to Bob Yerkes
For My Wonderful Circus Career
To learn more about Gina Rock and her time before and after her life as Tinker Bell, visit her website www.FlyingTinkerBell.org
See all of Bob's filmography HERE.