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Living in the Age of Airplanes

7/2/2015 • Aviation History, Aviation History Briefing

Producer/director Brian Terwilliger’s love letter to aviation, Living in the Age of Airplanes reminds us of the myriad ways in which flying has transformed our lives and our world. At the film’s April 8 premiere in the National Air and Space Museum, Terwilliger described the airplane as “the closest thing we’ve ever had to a time machine,” also joking that, despite a lengthy production cycle encompassing 95 far-flung locations on seven continents, “no airplanes were harmed” in the making of the 47-minute film. Narrated by film icon and aviation advocate Harrison Ford, and paired with a stirring score by Academy Award–winning composer and pilot James Horner, Living in the Age of Airplanes will be screened at NASM three times daily for the next year, and also shown in IMAX, giant screen, 15/70mm dome screens and digital cinemas around the U.S. Some of the film’s most memorable moments include footage shot from beneath the waves of a de Havilland Twin Otter seaplane alighting near the Maldives (left), plus a ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules, which has been operating in the Antarctic for 50 years, plowing through snow at the South Pole.

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