Straight Up: Helicopters in Action will take audiences on a series of aerial adventures. Fly along with skilled helicopter crews as they carry out sea and mountain rescues, apprehend drug smugglers, repair high voltage lines, save endangered animals, deliver humanitarian aid, and undertake a reconnaissance mission. Learn how helicopters are flown.

Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2002
  • Date Released:

    September 2002

  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 8/70, 15/70
  • Distributor:

    SK Films

  • Produced By:

    An SK Film for the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer: Jonathan Barker, Di Roberts
  • Director:  David Douglas
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  David Douglas, Carl Knutson
  • Cinematography: David Douglas
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Michael Brook
  • Editor:
  • Narrator: Martin Sheen
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors: EADS NV/Eurocopter, Agusta Aerospace Corp., Bell Helicopter Texron, Boeing, Sikorsky Aircraft, Rolls-Royce North America, US Marine Corps, Groen Brothers Aviation, PPL Corporation, US Coast Guard, US Customs Service, Helicopter Association International


  • Adventure
  • Aviation
  • Documentary
  • Military


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