"One Six Right" Brings Small Airport To Big Screen

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A documentary film about Van Nuys Airport, in California, "One Six Right," held its world premiere last Saturday night in Hollywood. "We had about 900 people in the theater, and the response was overwhelmingly positive," filmmaker Brian Terwilliger told AVweb yesterday. The high-definition film aims to inspire people, he said. "I want it to give people a whole new appreciation for these little planes and little airports," he told The Los Angeles Daily News. Terwilliger learned to fly at Van Nuys 10 years ago. He raised $2 million to complete the 73-minute film and worked on it for five years. Terwilliger is seeking a distributor for the film and will screen it at local L.A. theaters this summer. DVDs will be available by the end of the year, and can be ordered online now, he said. "I think one of the problems in aviation and airports everywhere is the pilots talk to other pilots about how great aviation is. Unfortunately, that message doesn't get out to everybody else," he told The Daily News. Van Nuys, which has been in operation since 1928, is said to be one of the world's busiest GA airports.