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Classic Community Airport Film Now Available in High-Def, Online

April 19, 2012

One Six Right, a general aviation (GA) documentary film with a strong following among pilots, GA enthusiasts and others is now available in high-definition streaming video on Hulu Plus, the subscription extension of the free online Hulu video service, www.hulu.com.

Made by independent filmmaker Brian Terwilliger in 2005, the one hour and 13 minute film celebrates GA airports by tracing the life, history and struggles of southern California’s Van Nuys Airport (VNY). The community airport is home to 28 NBAA Member Companies.

NBAA and three other national GA organizations showed One Six Right to the United States Congress on September 22, 2006 as part of the Association’s ongoing campaign to educate legislators about the value of community airports. NBAA also showed the film at the association’s 59 th Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando, FL the following month.

The film uses short interviews with a variety of business pilots, medical evacuation pilots, FBO owners, aircraft mechanics, TV personalities and celebrities, along with thrilling aerial photography and a sweeping original score, to dispel common misconceptions about GA airports. It was formerly available in high-definition video only on DVDs.

Historical events shown in the film include video from the classic movie Casablanca, which used VNY for a portion of the film, and Amelia Earhart setting a new world speed record at the airport. It also includes photos of the not-yet discovered Marilyn Monroe at her workplace at the Radioplane Munitions Factory on VNY, taken by the U.S. Army’s 1 st Motion Picture Unit in 1945. Those photos started her rise to stardom.

The high-definition subscription Hulu Plus is $7.99 a month and can be viewed not only on computers but also tablets, smartphones and smart TV sets.