Aviation in the Movies
∑ February 2, 2008 – Chino, California
∑ Chino, CA ñ Aviation in the Movies will be the theme of the monthly special event hosted by Planes of Fame Air Museum at the Chino Airport on Saturday, February 2, 2008. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a seminar intended to give the public a behind-the-scenes view of how aviation is portrayed and employed in the movie industry, and conclude with a flight demonstration by an aircraft actually used in motion picture productions.
As far back as the silent film era of the 1920s, aviation was a popular theme in Hollywood productions. Rising to its peak in the 1930s and 1940s, Hollywoodís love affair with the airplane is not quite the same these days. However, aviation themes with a modern flavor, and even historical productions, do still grace the ìbig screenî at times. Furthermore, many current film and television productions are placing a greater emphasis on the use of aircraft employing modern technology as camera platforms capable of providing new and exciting views of various action subjects.
Now heavily involved in movie and television productions, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, Planes of Fame was the very first permanent air museum in the American West and pioneer in the concept of restoring historic display aircraft to flying condition. A non-profit, educational institution staffed primarily by a core of dedicated volunteers, Planes of Fame supports its daily operations with admission fees, donations, facilities rentals and proceeds from the use of its aircraft in various productions.
Planes of Fame also has a special membership program available to the public, with one of the advantages of membership being the opportunity to actually experience the thrill of orientation flights in genuine warbirds. At each monthly special event, members in attendance, including last-minute sign-ups, can have their names entered into a free drawing for a member-supported warbird orientation flight.
For more information about The Planes of Fame Air Museum, and its events, please call (909)597-3722; or visit the Planes of Fame website at www.planesoffame.org.