Living in the Age of Airplanes is a story about how the airplane has changed the world. Filmed in 18 countries across all 7 continents, it renews our appreciation for one of the most extraordinary and awe-inspiring aspects of the modern world. The film is produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger (One Six Right), narrated by Harrison Ford, and features an original score by Academy Award-winning composer James Horner.

Length: 47:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2015
  • Date Released:

    April 2015

  • Alternate Titles: formerly titled Aviation: The Invisible Highway
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70, IMAX Digital, Fulldome
  • Distributor:

    Cosmic Picture

  • Produced By:

    Terwilliger Productions

  • Executive Producer: James Moll
  • Producer: Bryan H. Carroll
  • Director:  Brian J. Terwilliger
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Brian J. Terwilliger, Jessica Grogan
  • Cinematography: Andrew Waruszewski (DOP); Ben Wiggins (time-lapse photography); Doug Allen (Antarctica DOP); Nathan Tomlinson (Australia aerial DOP); Simon Werry (Kenya aerial DOP); George Evatt (Maldives underwater DOP); Carston Bell (US aerial DOP);
  • Sound Editor: 

    Larry Benjamin (sound supervisor and rerecording mixer); Dave Barnaby (sound designer); Dave Barnaby and Penny Coghlan (sound effects editors)

  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  James Horner
  • Editor: Brad Besser
  • Narrator: Harrison Ford
  • Other Credits: 15/70 film editorial by RPG Productions; FotoKem 65/70 film lab
  • Sponsors:


  • Aviation
  • Documentary
  • Historical


Film Website


  • Best Original Score, GSCA 2015 Achievement Awards
  • Big Idea, GSCA 2015 Achievement Awards (National Geographic Studios was given this award for its outreach to the aviation community to promote the film Living in the Age of Airplanes)

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