May 20, 2010
By Alton K. Marsh
The Red Baron, an independent film with big stars, opened in a few large cities this spring and is now available on DVD from Amazon.com and from the film’s distributor.
The DVD is expected to be released June 1, although Amazon is taking pre-orders. The film was shot in Prague in 2006 and went through more than a year of editing. The script was nearly bought by major Hollywood producers, but changes they wanted didn’t sit well with the writer, Nikolai Muellerschoen of Niama Film Productions. He decided to make the film independently.
For such a small film, it has big stars. They include Matthias Schweighöfer ( Valkyrie), Joseph Fiennes ( Shakespeare in Love and ABC’s “FlashForward ”), Lena Headey ( 300, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), and Til Schweiger ( Inglourious Basterds).
Like many aviation films, the flying sequences are computer generated from computer models based on actual aircraft.
The DVD includes the featurette, Making of the Red Baron, and Legends of the Red Baron.
The FAA has asked the National Transportation Safety Board to review a judge’s ruling reversing a fine it levied in an unmanned-aircraft case.
The Tucson Soaring Club is trying to grow the sport by training the next generation of glider pilots.
Able Flight has received and $8,000 check from the AOPA Foundation.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.