The only Bourne in the upcoming blockbuster The Bourne Legacy happens to be from Kamloops.
Local residents won't actually get to the see the pilot when the movie opens nationwide Aug. 10, but they will marvel at his handy work during a key scene in the action/thriller.
But even Chuck Bourne, the real Bourne, isn't certain how his part fits into the latest storyline revolving around the "reel" Bourne.
"All they told me is that Jeremy Renner is escaping and he steals the airplane and has to fly below radar so they can't track him," Bourne told The Daily News on Wednesday.
"It's all very low-level flying. You see a little bit in the clip, but you don't see the really low stuff. It gets better."
The clip Bourne refers to is the film's trailer, which was released earlier this year. The top-secret storyline for the fourth film based on Robert Ludlum's series of spy novels deals with the fallout from The Bourne Ultimatum.
Renner, who was last seen in the smash hits Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol and The Avengers, takes over from series star Matt Damon, playing a different agent who must flee a group of assassins intent on covering up the CIA's dirty deeds.
The sequence Bourne piloted for takes place in Alaska, but was filmed near the Bow River in Alberta. Bourne worked on the film for a week under second-unit director Dan Bradley and his crew.
"The second unit is all about the stunts, the scenery and the action stuff," he explained.
Bourne didn't get to meet the film's star, Renner, saying actors are rarely present during the filming of second unit material.
But Bourne said the shoot was memorable, as a heavy snowfall the day before blanketed the ground with fresh powder that looked perfect under clear skies when filming commenced.
"It made for ideal flying conditions," he said.
Bourne has lived in Kamloops since 1974 and worked as an air traffic controller at Fulton Field until 1995. All that time, during his days off, he flew charter, taught flying and was an air-ambulance pilot. He still flies charter and air ambulance to this day, with his West Air Aviation on Airport Way his primary contact.
He didn't set foot on a film set until the disaster movie 2012 shot in Ashcroft in 2008. He was hired to find an aircraft for the film, which was directed by Roland Emmerich.
Fred North, aerial co-ordinator for 2012, needed a stunt pilot for the filmed-in-B.C. sequences so Bourne gave him a resume. Much to Bourne's surprise, he got the job.
"They let me have a shot at it and it worked out OK," he said.