Harrison Ford Narrates Aviation Film After Near-Death Plane Crash

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Not even crash landing his own vintage airplane can keep Indiana Jones star and aviation enthusiast Harrison Ford from the skies.

The 72-year-old Ford will narrate “Living in the Age of Airplanes”, a National Geographic Studios film featuring the history of aviation.

According to a National Geographic press release, “Living in the Age of Airplanes” chronicles the rise of the aviation industry and “carries audiences across 200,000 years of history and around the globe on an epic journey to 95 locations in 18 countries spanning seven continents.

The film is directed by Brian J. Terwilliger and features an original score by James Horner and cinematography by Andrew Waruszewski.

“Since we were all born into a world with airplanes, it’s hard to imagine that jet travel itself is only 60 years old, just a tick on the timeline of human history,” said Terwilliger. “With this film, we want to reignite people’s wonder for one of the most extraordinary aspects of the modern world.”

“Living in the Age of Airplanes” will premiere on April 8 at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. It will be shown on IMAX and similar screens on April 10.

The film showing is dated only a month after Ford’s plane crash on a golf course. Ford was flying a World War II 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR plane which experienced engine problems on flight. This forced Ford to make an emergency landing on Penmar Golf Course in Venice, California, just 800 meters away from the runway he was aiming for.

The pilot/ actor is now in stable condition at a Los Angeles hospital.  Ford is expected to make full recovery. Whether Ford will fly an air craft again is not yet confirmed. Ford’s wife Calista Flockhart remains confident in Ford’s piloting skills and looks forward to flying with the adventurous actor again.

Val Powell
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