Thursday, October 1, 2009

Misfortune Strikes the Wright Flyer

On an unfortunate note, the replica Wright Flyer, featured a few segments below, crash landed today and the pilot had to be air-lifted to the nearest hospital. Art was going to film this flight for a segment in the documentary. Our thoughts and prayers are with the pilot for a full and speedy recovery.

Russ says, "Got an early start this morning, and we're starting to hit some rough weather. A quick stop at Litchfield airport before Creve Couer. Mark allows Corey here a chance to get a feel of the Dr1.

Russ Wiltse commented Wednesday Sept 30: "The crew makes it to Kasey, Illinois for a stopover on our way to Creve Couer, MO. We're expecting some bad weather to hit us by midday tomorrow so our goal is to get to Creve Couer and hunker down for a day or so. Had a very "filling" meal at the restaurant pictured here. We should have guessed it would be satisfying since we were given the recommendation by the guy at the front desk of our motel that looked like he had had a good meal in his life before!" Hey, I want to know whose kissing Art?!

Wed, Sep 30, 2009 8:00 am Russ writes:
"The team inspects a replica of the first Wright Flyer at Huffman Prairie, known as the first airfield in the world.We had a plan to shoot a quick scene for the film here as the plane lifted off, but the weather did not cooperate so the flight was cancelled."

A little boy named Ryan thrilled that he held in his hand the same airplane as our Dr1!

Chris Patton, the director of the Champaign Aviation Museum in Urbana, Ohio, allowed us to use his museum hanger to store the planes for 2 days and shoot another interview with the pilots for the film.

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