I recently received my long awaited copy of One Six Right, a movie that every pilot should see at least once or twice. One Six Right contains a wonderful mix of beautiful aviation photography, interviews with a variety of pilots, and a good dose of aviation history.

The setting for this film is the Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) in the San Fernando Valley. Van Nuys is the busiest general aviation airport in the country and has an insane number and variety of privately owned planes operating there on any given day. During the course of the film, we get a brief history of the airport and aviation in the Los Angeles area.

Topping it all off is an excellent soundtrack that really brings some of the flying to life. Oh, and there are a bunch of extra features on the DVD as well.

I've had the DVD just about a week and have already watched it four times. But I'm a bit of an aviation nut. Your mileage may vary. :-)

If there's a pilot on your giftmas list, consider stuffing a copy in his or her stocking. They won't be disappointed. Neither will you.

Posted by jzawodn at December 13, 2005 12:29 AM

Reader Comments
# Mathias Herberts said:

Well I've been watching the trailer for months. I'd love to have that in my Xmas sock, unfortunately for a reason not mentioned on their site they only sell the movie in the US for now so we poor europeans will have to wait :-(

on December 13, 2005 01:17 AM
# Paul Pencikowski said:

Amazing that you discovered the film, and thanks for sharing.

Interesting that a featured-photo is of a Piper Cub. How many people can relate to that? *I can*. In 1974, Virginia Beach (grass strip) I checked out in a 90hp Cub (still with the uncowled engine) and the "fuel gauge" being the bobber-wire poking up in front of the windshield. *Heel brakes*. Oleo gear made for neato wheel-landings. Memories!


Booked myself into Estrella for flying *every day* between Christmas and New Years. Decided "fun glidering" was not leading to "better glidering" and so decided an "immersion school" was the best approach.

Again, great research in finding the film...

Paul P.

on December 13, 2005 05:25 AM
# C. Enrique Ortiz said:

Thanks for sharing -- all my brothers and sister are pilots -- except me :-(

This is a great Christmas present for them.


on December 13, 2005 06:48 AM
# Andy Nardone said:

Thanks for the tip Jeremy. Despite all the angst in commercial aviation, flying truly is sexy again. From the technological innovations inside the cockpit to developments aimed at opening up general aviation to more folks, it is a wonderful time to get exposed to flying.

A few years ago my 3 year old son was curious about how the planes in the sky knew where they were going. My search for answers got me hooked on flying. Until we come up with something different, planes are the closest thing we have to a time machine.

Thanks for the DVD kids!

on December 13, 2005 06:58 AM
# Joe Hunkins said:

Great gift for my sister who started learning to fly awhile back but didn't finish. Rated G - wow, I didn't no they made G movies anymore.

on December 13, 2005 09:01 AM
# Daniel Leech said:

Got my copy of One Six Right yesterday. Was so impressed with the trailers that I bought one for my father for Xmas and one for me just because. Havent had a chance to see all the extras but I love the DVD so far.
Heard about it on a Radio Control Aircraft newsgroup and after seeing the trailer immediately put my name on the waiting list. Absolutely worth the wait.

on December 15, 2005 06:58 PM
# Dan said:

Great movie would recommend it to anyone. Even my girlfriend who has no interest in history or flying liked it.
Also, I fly out of Van Nuys and ran into the Cub on the cover and it's owner yesterday (as well as a few of his other planes). 76 years old and just as excited about aviation as as any kid.

on January 23, 2006 08:57 AM
# McKenzie said:

Hi all!

I heard so much about this film and I would like to have it! But I live in germany and do anybody know when this movie will be released here in germany? I can buy it at amazon but that takes a long time from the US to germany.

I've got another question: Do anybody have this beautiful song on onesixright.com ? It runs in the background and I like this so much. I've searched in the internet but I didn't find anything!

Thank you very much to all persons who help me! Have a nice day!

on November 9, 2006 07:34 AM
# Daniel said:

There is a One Six Right soundtrack available at Sportys.com
It includes the film scores as well as the beautiful guitar music recorded by Freddy Clarke. It's a wonderful soundtrack. Hope this helps!

on March 27, 2007 10:44 AM
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