Friday, January 1, 2010

This is a love story

There are many reasons for a man to make a documentary: admiration, warning, celebration, sociological curiosity...

And then there's love.

It's love, pure and simple, for the subject, that I want to show to you. For a love story of aviation, with stunning flight scenes interwoven with interviews from just a regular guy who flies to a World War II Triple Ace, this movie showcases an airport from its first dirt-field beginnings and the children who hitchhiked rides 25 miles out of town to see the post-WWI barnstormers to its modern day incarnation and the pilots who call it home.

One Six Right has been called the world's most expensive home movie, because that sheer joy in the subject shows through. For the moment, it's up to watch for free on Hulu, here:

http://www.hulu.com/one-six-right

Take less than an hour and a half to celebrate love, and life, amid the darkness and political gloom. And please, especially for those of you who are not pilots, coming through, would you take the time to tell me what you thought of this? What moved you? What bored you? What did you learn?

No one can save their passion without the help - or lack of hindrance - of those around them, and I am passionately interested in the future of liberty, of freedom in the sky, and the ability for all of us to fly.

3 comments:

The Old Man said...

Interesting. I'm not a full scale pilot (RC enthusiast) but it re-ignited my rage at Daley for the Meigs Field Charlie Fox. Loved the warbirds in flight as well as the Pitts. Broad dissemination of this movie would only ne a good thing.
(Came here via Greybeard at Pitchpull a while ago. Write more, please.)

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Thanks for dropping by, and leaving the note!

I've never flown RC planes, but you guys definitely have my respect - it looks harder to control something when you're not in it, than when you're feeling the plane and reacting immediately!

AlaskanGeekArchitect said...

It was excellent, thanks for sharing.

Turns out upon attempting earn good-son points and share it with my father he has on DVD.