After reading reviews of One Six Right by Paul and Susan, I headed over to the movie's site and ordered the DVD on the spot. It arrived a couple of days ago and last night Julian and I sat down to watch it.
“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'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.
If you have a love of aviation, or love stunning film making, you have got to pick this up.
“One Six Right captures the spirit, joy and beauty of flight. One of the finest aviation films ever made.” - Harrison Ford
The movie basically follows the history of California's Van Nuys airport from it's humble beginnings through to the present day with lots of great footage and interviews with pilots old and young. A recurrent theme is the continual loss of general aviation airfields all over the country and the fact that once they're gone, they're gone forever. The movie also calls out the unforgivable rape of Chicago's Meigs Field by Mayor Richard Daley.