Monthly Archives: February 2015

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Museum Aviation Film Festival Series kick-off

Museum Aviation Film Festival Series kick-off - Museum of FlyingOn Friday, February 20th, 2015, the Museum of Flying held our kick-off event for the Aviation Film Festival series. The film that debuted was “Flying the Feathered Edge, the Bob Hoover Project”. The film was directed by Kim Furst and features Harrison Ford, Carroll Shelby, noted air show performer Sean Tucker and a host of other notable aviators.

Known as the “pilot’s pilot”, Mr. Bob Hoover was present for the event. Mr. Hoover was a World War II Fighter Pilot, and later a test pilot with both the United States Air Force, and North American Aviation. A legendary air show performer, Mr. Hoover has entertained more air show attendees than any other air show performer in the world. There was a line of autograph seekers that seemed to never end prior to the screening. Mr. Hoover was singing his book, “Forever Flying”, the DVD of the movie and the movie poster, all of which were on sale during the reception.

More than 200 guests were in attendance for the event that served as a small fundraising event for the Museum. Prior to the screening, Mr. Hoover and Director, Kim Furst held a brief Q&A session and also a “making of” segment. Mr. Hoover was very entertaining and we believe that the event was a very special evening for all in attendance.


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Museum of Flying film festival series starts Feb. 20

Category : The Log Book

from http://smdp.com/museum-flying-film-festival-series-starts-feb-20/145606

By Tom Lasser on February 18, 2015 in Briefs

The Museum of Flying in Santa Monica, in conjunction with Kilo Foxtrot films, will kick-off of the Museum of Flying Film Festival Series with the Los Angeles premiere of the documentary, “Flying The Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project.” The premiere is slated for Friday, Feb. 20, at the museum.

This documentary chronicles the amazing flying career of the legendary fighter pilot, test pilot and air show performer Robert A. “Bob” Hoover. The production features appearances by Harrison Ford, and aviation notables Clay Lacy, Sean Tucker, and a number of other famous aviators. The film is directed by acclaimed documentary Director Kim Furst.

The event will begin with a reception at 7 p.m., which will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session with Bob Hoover and Director Kim Furst. The documentary will then screen at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $50 per person for general admission and are limited to 375 seats, with VIP lounge seating priced at $100 per person limited to only 25 seats. The proceeds for the event will benefit the Museum of Flying, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and contributions are tax deductible.

Tickets are available for purchase on the Museum of Flying website at www.museumofflying.org. For more information, contact the Museum at (310) 398-2500, or email at info@museumofflying.org.


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