"Twenty-one years ago, I received a scholarship through the Royal Canadian Air Cadets to earn my private pilot licence. Fifteen years later, I made a documentary called As the Crow Flies, which follows a group of inspiring young cadets going through the same program I did."
Posts Tagged “aviation”
The 1969 Oscar nominated short film Blake follows Blake James, a free spirit who flies in his homebuilt biplane across Canada.
As the Crow Flies provides a rare insider’s glimpse into the Royal Canadian Air Cadets’ intensive seven-week flight training camp. Filmmaker Tess Girard sat down with one of the female subjects to discuss life before, during and after the film.
Take flight with 5 docs on classic planes from the 1940s and 50.
Everyone loves a good myth, especially when it is proven to be patently untrue. This week on NFB.ca we are highlighting five films about myths that have been busted. Long...
I love airplanes. When I was a young and innocent 20-something, I took a job as a flight attendant with Air Creebec, a Native-owned airline that services Cree communities in Northern Quebec and Ontario. It was grand.
Do you remember Wardair? It was a very prominent Canadian airline in the 1970s and 1980s. We have recently added a documentary about the airline’s founder, Max Ward, to NFB.ca,...
Bush Pilot: Reflections on a Canadian Myth was originally to be a film on the fabled Noorduyn Norseman bush plane.
How do you make a fighter airplane for $25,000? The story of the making of The Defender.