One Six Right – The Romance Of Flying
“One Six Right captures the spirit, joy, and beauty of flight. One of the finest aviation films ever made.” – Harrison Ford
Very rarely does a film come along, creating such an impact on your life, that you feel the need…no, rather a passion to spread the word and encourage others to experience what you have experienced. “One Six Right” is such a film.
We’re not going to critique this movie nor are we going to go in depth about what the film is all about (We’ll save that for the media release below). Rather we’re going to tell you that this movie opened our eyes and changed a perspective on a little known world called General Aviation (GA). We expected a documentary in all honesty but, what we received was enlightenment, a renewed sense of understanding, and most of all respect.
If you are as passionate about radio control aircraft as we are, then you will truly enjoy what this movie has to offer for all the senses. Grab a bag of popcorn and make sure the neighbors are out for the night because you are going to want to turn up the volume and experience (yes, we said experience) the finest movie dedicated to General Aviation ever made.
About The Film
“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.
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.
“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.