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Release Date:
1996 (USA) See more »
The Magic of Flight places viewers in the cockpit of a Blue Angels jet aircraft so they can experience the thrill of high performance flight... See more » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Jet | Navy | IMAX
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Tom Selleck ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Greg MacGillivray 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jack Stephens  narration written by

Produced by
Alec Lorimore .... producer
Greg MacGillivray .... producer
Original Music by
Daniel May 
Steve Wood 
Cinematography by
Greg MacGillivray (director of photography)
Brad Ohlund (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stephen Judson 
Production Management
Kathy Almon .... production manager
Sound Department
Julia Evershade .... sound effects designer: Weddington Productions
Marshall Garlington .... sound mixer: EFX Systems
Mark A. Mangini .... sound effects designer: Weddington Productions (as Mark Mangini)
Ken Teaney .... sound mixer: EFX Systems
Rob Whitehurst .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Sumit Das .... effects animator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Ford .... assistant camera
Pat Gilluly .... gaffer
Bill MacLeod .... key grip
Heather R. Roberts .... assistant camera (as Heather Roberts)
Jack Tankard .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Christopher Blum .... second assistant editor
Myles Connolly .... associate editor
Ralph Milliken .... post-production consultant: David Keighley Productions Ltd.
Matthew Muller .... post-production coordinator
Scott Price .... post-production consultant: David Keighley Productions Ltd.
Robert Walker .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Alan Deremo .... musician
Other crew
Tom Crouch .... science advisor
Fred Culick .... science advisor
Janna Emmel .... production personnel
Teresa Ferreira .... production personnel
Debbie Fogel .... production personnel
Dick Rutan .... science advisor
The Blue Angels .... special thanks
Sean Tucker .... special thanks
Patty Wagstaff .... special thanks

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Additional Details

40 min
Aspect Ratio:
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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Incredible!!!!!, 22 July 2000
Author: jtfsouth from St. Louis, Mo

I saw this when it came out in IMAX because watching it for the first time would almost be sac-religious. I have always been fascinated with the Blue Angels, and this only reinforced my previous beliefs. It also profiled another stunt pilot who I love to watch fly, Patty Wagstaff who flies the BFgoodrich Extra 300s.

The narration by Tom Selleck could not have been done any better by anyone else. Listening to his voice on the massive IMAX screen gave it a sense of peacefulness.

Since it left the IMAX theater, I now own it on video cassette. It doesn't have the same draw as it did on the big screen, but I still love to watch it over and over again just the same.

The only bad part of the movie was that it was not long enough. The total length time was 39 minutes.

If you love to watch the Blue Angels, or love the history of flight, by all means this is the video for you.

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