The premier film for the Theatre of the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. A brief summary of the history of flight, from 19th century balloons through 21st century ... See full summary »
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Ellen Bry
Jennifer Kaye Evans ... Actress (voice)
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The premier film for the Theatre of the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. A brief summary of the history of flight, from 19th century balloons through 21st century space probes, while simultaneously showing off the new Imax film medium. The evolution of flying technology is portrayed in parallel with the story of the westward exploration of America and the rural-to-cosmopolitan transformation of American society. Written by Dave Heston <heston@iName.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1981 (Netherlands) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$86,600,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$120,700,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
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Trivia

To Fly was translated into Spanish in 1978 by Guillermo Schmidhuber, a Mexican writer, and recorded at New York with a group of Hispanic actors with all kind of accents. The translation was used at Monterrey, Puebla, Tabasco, and Tijuana in Mexico, and also for Spanish audiences in museums all over U. S. See more »

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Awe-tastic !
12 November 2008 | by topsail33See all my reviews

I saw this film when it first debuted in 1976 at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. More than 3 decades later, it's still playing there. That's a testament to how good this short film really is.

I was 10 years old when this came out, and if you have kids, take them to see this. It will leave them breathless. The Imax format is so big, the movie screen is over 5 stories tall! Watching the landing gear of a 747 get sucked up into the belly on takeoff is something that will leave you saying "wow!" If you're an aviation enthusiast, this is a must-see.


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