The story of flight is a sweeping saga that has exceeded the imaginations of even those who first dreamed it. And yet it unfolds (as all truly special stories do) in moments, places . . . and people. Always and ever in people.

Just above the heads of most of our brothers, sisters, coworkers, and neighbors there hang gossamer cathedrals of piled cotton below the cobalt dome of a perfect sky. But fewer than one in 500 will ever experience this through the front window of a flying machine. A Pilot’s Story seeks out the special few who have answered the call of the skies, those with the discipline, aptitude, and courage to become pilots.

Filmed in hangars and homes, at restaurants and on ramps, A Pilot’s Story tells the story of flight in the words of pilots themselves. What it means to fly an airplane all alone for the first time. What it means to fly an airplane for the last time. The easy rapport one can have with a person who is a complete stranger but for the shared experience of flying.

And the excitement that consumes pilots at the opportunity to share this world of aviation with non-pilots, airport communities, community leaders, and anyone else who will listen.

A Pilot’s Story is a film for anyone who has sat all alone in an aircraft, firewalled the throttle, charged down the runway, and rotated. And especially for those who might if given the chance. For most people, the sky is the limit. For a pilot, the sky is home.

This is the story of the journey home. A Pilot’s Story.


6 Responses to “About A Pilot’s Story”

  1. Joshua Cisneros said

    I am a collge student at SIU in Carbondale, IL and the film looks very inspiring. I heard about it on several of the podcasts that I listen to including your own. Keep it up and I look forward to seeing the final product.

  2. I am retired and my passion is flying. I fly into the Idaho back country some. I have twenty some videos on You Tube and Vimeo. I am 73 years old but didn’t start flying until I was 47. I restored a Cessna 182B 1959 in 92-95 and I have flown it about 1300 hours since. I think you are doing a great service to General Aviation with this film A PILOT’S STORY. keep up the good work. Bob

  3. I am the online producer for AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) and I manage AOPA’s new public outreach initiative, Let’s Go Flying ( I would love to work with you to get the word out about your film. Feel free to contact me.

  4. Dave Keck said

    Just watched some of the short clips on the website. It would be impossible to tell all of the stories about aviation in a hundred movies but I think you have distilled it to it’s essence. I hope you might be able to show the world the beauty of flying in other portions of America and might I suggest the birthplace on the coast of the Carolinas? I have been fortunate to fly to most of the forty-eight lower states in my years as a pilot but this is home to me! Thanks Dave Keck ATP CFI Smithfield, North Carolina

    • thanks for the note. And yes we have started to travel all over the US getting interviews and footage from other then California. We plan of shooting in the Wright Brothers work shop adn in the fields they did their tests in. And what film about aviation would be with out a visit to Kitty Hawk. Thanks for the input.

  5. Paul Chase said

    We are the oldest Flying Club in Idaho and would love to have you come out and see the love that we share for flying. We have anywhere from 60 – 98 owners in our group at one time. Please take a look at our website and if you need any more footage of interviews of folks that just have a passion to fly email me and lets plan to get together!

    Clear skies.
    Paul Chase
    Boise, Idaho

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