Harrison Ford To Narrate Documentary About Airplanes

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Harrison Ford will be teaming up with National Geographic to narrate a documentary called Living in the Age of Airplanes.

The question is, will Harrison Ford be up to narrating a documentary about airplanes since he's likely still recovering from an accident earlier this month in his own airplane?

The 72-year-old Indiana Jones star crashed his vintage 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR into a golf course after the engine failed shortly following takeoff.

There was quite a bit of damage to Harrison Ford's airplane, and Harrison Ford himself suffered some impressive injuries.

However, Harrison Ford's got the passion for aviation that will make him a really good choice for the narration.

Harrison Ford owns several aircraft and has been active with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Experimental Aircraft Association.

Also, Harrison Ford has had plenty of experience since he got his pilot's license in the late 1980's. He has also served as a spokesman to various airline associations.

Harrison Ford has also used his flying skills for feats of heroism.

In 2001, Harrison Ford rescued a local missing boy scout in his helicopter and shortly before that had rescued a sick mountain climber near Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Harrison Ford also volunteeres his services during the local forest fire season. He steps in sometimes to help when rescue helicopters are busy fighting blazes.

Harrison Ford has said his rescues "had nothing to do with heroism."

He added, "It had to do with flying a helicopter. That's all."

Such modesty, Indie! Who knew Harrison Ford was a real life hero?

Harrison Ford's National Geographic narration project, Living in the Age of Airplanes, will premiere April 8th at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, then will open two days later in other IMAX and similar locations.

What do you think of Harrison Ford's new project?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.