Oshkosh, Wis. — A new documentary on aviation legend Bob Hoover debuted at this year’s AirVenture and will make its world premiere Aug. 10.
In “Flying the Feathered Edge” the 92 year old tells his own story – joined by some of the best and brightest minds in aviation. Hoover shares, with his trademark charm, the hard-earned wisdom of a life spent pushing the edge of the flight envelope, while contributing to aviation’s many developments.
The film begins with a tribute to Bob’s flying skills by Neil Armstrong – and features interviews with Harrison Ford, Dick and Burt Rutan, Carroll Shelby, Gene Cernan, Medal of Honor recipient Bud Day (USAF Ret.), Clay Lacy and Sean D. Tucker.
The documentary will premiere at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10, at the Rhode Island International Film Festival at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Providence.
The 82-minute feature length documentary has been selected for a number o film festivals, including Breckenridge Film Festival (Sept. 18 -21) and Napa Valley Film Festival (Nov. 12-16.)
Additional screenings and public release information will be announced on film’s website www.thebobhooverproject.com.
Bob dreamed of being a fighter pilot but was too tall, with poor eyesight and a bad case of air sickness. With determination and outside the box thinking, this World War II veteran escaped Stalag Luft I by stealing an enemy aircraft and went on to become an accomplished experimental test pilot, a participant in breaking the speed of sound and launching the world into the Jet Age.
In his later career as an airshow pilot, Hoover performed in front of more people, in more countries, in more different aircraft, than any individual before or since.
Filmmaker Kim Furst is an award-winning producer, director and editor of popular documentaries. This is Furst’s fifth aviation documentary as film editor, with editing credits including Discovery Channel’s three part series “Rocket Challenge,” “Wings Over the Rockies” starring Harrison Ford, and the General Aviation classic “One Six Right” (PBS, Discovery HD.) Work as producer/director includes episodes of PBS’s “The Horsemen Cometh,” as well as producing award winning “making of” documentaries for “Mission: Impossible III” (Golden Satellite Award, “Best DVD Extras.”)