Nothing By Chance (1974)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Vehicles & Transportation, Biography, Sociology, Military & War  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Hugh Downs, himself an avid aviator, narrates this documentary based on the exploits of a group of men bent on re-creating the barnstorming feats of aviators who flew during the two World Wars. The pilots, many of them professional, include Richard Bach (of Jonathan Livingston Seagull fame). Based on Bach's book Nothing By Chance, the documentary follows the exploits of the members of the American Flying Circus as they fly from one small Midwestern town to another, putting on their show. The opportunity to see rare and rebuilt biplanes in action is one of the treats of this documentary. The population of the small towns themselves are another, as they are shown in an affectionate and amusing light.

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barnstorming, pilot