Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed in an auto wreck in New Zealand. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life...that is until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when developers began tearing up a local forest. The eggs hatch and Amy becomes "Mama Goose". The young birds must fly south for the winter, but who will lead them there? With a pair of ultralight airplanes, Amy, her dad and their friends must find a way to do it. Written by
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The song "10,000 Miles" is originally an 18th century folk ballad. It was recorded by Mary Chapin Carpenter specifically for this movie, and was subsequently released on her CD "Party Doll and Other Favorites" (1999). See more »
Although a radar (like the ASR-7 shown at the Air Force Base) can hypothetically detect a flock of birds and an ultralight, it's unlikely. Their low reflectivity and slow ground speed (the support boat said they were going 21 knots, about 25 mph), the radar would "reject" the returns as clutter. See more »
If you like William Bouguereau, you'll love this movie
I don't have much in the way of feelings so usually stick to science.
An engineer by trade I used to subscribe to a "tecchie" aviation magazine. One issue had this incredible story by some kindly if eccentric Canadian folks who had raised a gaggle of baby geese, and you know the rest. Details of aviation aside, the story warmed my heart. Most Unusual.
A year or so later I took my kids to see "Flyaway Home" expecting a mildly entertaining nature documentary, like Disney's old "Prairie Dog Town" with an aviation twist.
What I saw was a superbly crafted and deeply touching little masterpiece. I was in tears by the end.
Metaphors of kindness aside, this film will touch any heart however hardened or scarred .
And the kids liked it too.
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