can anyone recomenf a good aviation dvd

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can anyone recomenf a good aviation dvd

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looking for a really good film / documentary aviation based to give as an xmass pressie can anyone recomend one, something that would interest someone obsessed with flying and has a ppl.
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The answer is obvious: One Six Right and it's companion DVD.

http://www.terwilligerproductions.com/

The perfect film for the flying enthusiast. If that doesn't inspire you to fly, nothing will. Any film that can make a Cessna 172 or 414 look interesting has to be good.
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I'd also recommend One Six Right ....looks especially good in Hi Def. Every GA enthusiast should have a copy.

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Agreed,
One six right is excellent, but really a documentary, excellent for a flying enthusiast:
http://www.terwilligerproductions.com/onesixright/

Also Flyboys is an excellent film,
http://www.flyboysdvd.com/

An old one, but got a lot of people thinking microlight, "Fly away home", I think it is excellent
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116329/

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If he likes to read, you might consider the following novel:
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Gavin Lyall
The most dangerous game.

He won't put it down until it's read.

"Bill Cary is a bush pilot living in Lapland in northern Finland, making a precarious living flying aerial survey flights looking for nickel deposits, and occasional charter cargo flights of dubious legitimacy in his beat-up old de Havilland Beaver. Towards the end of the flying season, a wealthy American hunter hires him to fly into a prohibited part of Finland near the Soviet border in order to hunt bear. Subsequently, he is assaulted by thugs when he refuses a charter contract to search for a lost Tsarist treasure, comes under suspicion from the Finnish police for smuggling when Tsarist-era gold sovereigns start turning up, and from the Finnish secret police for espionage. However, things get more serious when the wealthy American's hunter's beautiful sister turns up to search for her brother, and his fellow bush pilots start getting killed off in a series of suspicious accidents. Cary suspects that the events he is increasingly involved in may stem from an incident in his wartime past."

The cover picture is supposed to show one scene from the novel - the result of tampering with the flaps so that one comes down full and other stays put. Not a nice thing to have happen on short final...

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I presume if he has a PPL he can read. The question is, does he want to!?

First light and Chickenhawk are two excellent but very different true stories written by wartime pilots.
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First Light is a great read.... i can also highly recommend Fate is the Hunter by Ernest K Gann....or log onto ebay for aviation collectables

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Hey,

Another book thats a great read is ''YEAGER''.
I have a copy that was given to me in the 90's and it's definately the best book i've ever read.
I've had a look on the net and found the one in this link:
http://www.amazon.com/Yeager-Autobiogra ... 0553256742

It's a different cover to mine but maybe its the updated version.
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FOR THE MOMENT.8)
A good airplane movie with some good flying scenes.Based on the story of training RAF pilots in Canada in WW2.Russell Crowe is the star.
The movie is beautifully shot over stunning scenery.There is also a strong "love interest" to keep the girlies happy as you sit on the couch with one hand in the popcorn bucket and the other hand.....................well,that's up to you!
The music score is outstanding as well.

I saw some of the movie on-board an aircraft and was so intrigued by it that I bought it for 4Euro from one of the usual DVD sales outlets on the net.
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Yeager's book is indeed a great read but many pinches of salt must be taken with it. He claimed he could see fighters 60 miles away!

Particularly with his famous NF104 crash which was heavily featured in 'The Right Stuff' movie. Which I definitely recommend as a pressie. The additional stuff alone is worth the price. Bear in mind the movie is a stylised version of the book, which I would also recommend. The book itself is rather more artistic than accurate.
Here is a very interesting article from a contemporary of Chuck which casts a different light on the incident.

http://www.nf104.com/stories/stories_16.html

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If he/she is interested in fast jets then visit http://www.lionelcharlet.com ...I've Ice Hornet and Vols Blancs and can recommend both. 8)

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I just watched One Six Right and One Six Left the other day.
It was excellent, Easily the best Xmas Aviation Related pressie i received in a while.......
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michael747 wrote:I just watched One Six Right and One Six Left .


but look whats coming :shock:

http://www.terwilligerproductions.com/aviationepic/

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RV BLUE wrote:but look whats coming :shock:


It doesn't give you much on that clip at all :shock:
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