Aviation On TV, Film
The Discovery Wings network may have morphed into The Military Channel but there are still plenty of aviation-related programs to watch, even if it does mean a little more wear and tear on the remote. The Outdoor Channel is taking up some of the slack with a new series, set to debut in July, called "Wings to Adventure." Described in a network release as "an action-packed, in-depth look at airplanes, destinations and the fascinating people behind the world of aviation," the series will be sponsored by Cirrus Design. The series will be shown in high definition. For those who like their airplanes on the big screen (and happen to be in Miami on Feb. 12) a film devoted to women aviators will be screened at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. Only about 6 percent of pilots are women and the independently produced movie "Wings of Their Own" examines the many forces that have driven female pilots into the profession and/or vocation. "These are women of distinction with fascinating stories to tell," according to the movie Web site. "Some are actual pioneers who pursued aviation firsts, others are record holders and many do it for fun or a career." The film is being screened Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at 2:10 p.m. in the AMC Cocowalk Theater in Coconut Grove, Fla.