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One Six Right - The Romance of Flight (DVD)

"One Six right captures the spirit, joy and beauty of flight. One of the finest aviation films ever made." - Harrison Ford

Austin Flight Check - One Six Right DVD

One Six Right is an exhilarating documentary film that celebrates the unsung hero of aviation -- the local airport -- by tracing the life, history, and struggles of an airport icon: Southern Californiaメs Van Nuys Airport. Featuring thrilling aerial photography and a sweeping original score, the film dispels common misconceptions and opposes criticism of General Aviation airports. Through the love story of one airport, past to present, the film shares the timeless romance of flying with all ages.

The film takes viewers on a journey of spectacular aerial sequences and tells a romantic story through the accounts of passionate pilots, air traffic controllers, historians and flight enthusiasts, including well-known faces such as Sydney Pollack, Lorenzo Lamas, Paul Moyer, Hal Fishman and many others. There is no off-screen narrator.

The film uncovers the rich history of this airport -- Amelia Earhart broke a world speed record over its runways, Marilyn Monroe was discovered while working in its hangars, and scenes from Casablanca were filmed on its grounds. Almost every type of aircraft has graced its runways, from the primitive airplanes of the 1920メs to the state-of-the-art business jets of today. Through the history of the Van Nuys Airport (VNY), the viewer comes to have a new appreciation for the significance of all General Aviation airports as a critical component of the communities they serve. Located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, VNY is today the world's busiest General Aviation airport and contributes over $1 billion each year to the Southern California economy.

"One Six Right" explores common misconceptions about General Aviation airports, which are often criticized for noise pollution and viewed as exclusive playgrounds for the rich. The film creates an awareness of the threat to these community airports through staggering statistics of airports that no longer exist, and the rapid rate at which they are continuing to close (1 per week in the U.S.). Airports are not a renewable resource -- these smaller and often forgotten airports are the foundation of the entire aviation industry, contributing significantly to global commerce and are the breeding ground of the pilots of tomorrow.

About the Producer and Director, Brian J. Terwilliger:

Terwilliger's personal experience is a big reason he set out on an over five-year mission to make this documentary. "Ever since I was a kid I wanted to learn how to fly," he explained to the audience. "That was the one thing I always knew - that when I grew up I wanted to be a pilot."

While growing up in Connecticut, he wanted to be a professional pilot, but he gave up on that dream when he discovered he was colorblind. At the age of 16, Terwilliger moved to Southern California. In high school, he picked up another interest when he took a high-school course in cinematography. After graduating he became involved in the film industry. He worked on a variety of films from "Big Fish" to "The Core" to some commercials and other small projects, as well as website development and design.

In 1995, when he was 19, the yearning to fly was still there, and he took his first flight lesson at Van Nuys Airport. He soloed three months later and got his license six months after that, and says that flying is a big part of his life. As pilots tend to want to do, he feels the need to share his passion for flight.

"This film hopefully captures what I love about flying, and why I've always been so fascinated with it," he said. "One Six Right," named after the main runway at Van Nuys Airport, started "as a very small idea that wanted to capture the romance of flying." "I wanted to archive the airport where I learned to fly, which I think is one of the most fascinating airports in the world," he said.

But the project continued to grow. Along the way, Terwilliger received a lot of help. What started as a small project to archive the previous seventy-five years of history at Van Nuys finished as an incredible story about pilots and the romance of flight. "Literally hundreds of people came together to help me make this film," he said.

Continue your experience with the companion DVD, One Six Left

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Running Time: 73 minutes

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