Aviation Videos and Animation

Video and Animation Websites

A Pilot's Story

A Pilot's Story  - This film will portray the story of flight as told by pilots: what the first solo is like, what the last flight meant, and everything in between.  It's being filmed in hangars and homes, at restaurants and on ramps, anywhere you find notable pilots and pilots who are just average people - if any pilot can be considered "average."  Donations in support of this important documentary are needed and welcome.  Follow the adventure in the A Pilot's Story blog.

  • 405  A short visual effects film created on PC's.  Download it or purchase on VHS.
  • Adventure Productions  Hang gliding, paragliding, and soaring videos and CD ROMs, streaming video.
  • AeroCinema  A subscription web channel for aviation enthusiasts with feature-length films and short stories providing a look at the most exciting aircraft of years-gone-by.
  • Aeroclipper Video  Purchase aviation DVDs including fighters, bombers, naval aviation, postwar military jet, commercial props and jets, aircraft restorations, and floatplanes.
  • AeroHunter.com  Hundreds of aviation related videos, all free to watch, post, comment, and share.
  • AeroSpaceNews.com  News, pictures, and videos covering airline news, civil aviation, military, and space flight.
  • Air Land + Sea Videos  A variety of videos for sale: military, civil, aviation technology.
  • Airline News  This news site features airline story headlines with links to video news clips.
  • airphoto  Downloadable airline TV commercials aired in Hong Kong from 80s until now, with a collection of airliner photos taken in Hong Kong.
  • Airplane Movies  Airplane movies, VHS, and DVD listed by aircraft type.
  • Airports of the World Video Series - Flying Pig Airliner Videos  Airline and airport videos.
  • Airshows.TV  A website offering the latest news, videos, and pictures from airshows in the UK.  Also, an online store selling the latest aviation DVD's and videos at competitive prices.
  • Airspeed DVD  The official DVD of the Canadian International Airshow.  Volume Three consists entirely of amazing high-definition cockpit footage.
  • Airsports TV  An Internet TV channel that features action from the world of competitive air sports, including the official World Championships, World Cups, and other major international air sports competitions.  Exclusive access to the top events in air sports.  They cover aerobatics, aeromodelling, air racing, ballooning, gliding, hang/paragliding, helicopters, microlights, parachuting, and more.
  • Airstripped.com  An extreme aerial film project.
  • AirUtopia / Aviation Data Corporation  Offering a wide variety of military and commercial aviation DVDs, the "exclusive" A380 World Tour, and more.
  • AirVids.Net Aviation Video Channel  Watch aviation videos at this site: airliners, military, air crashes, cockpit videos, air racing, and more.  Watch, share, upload your own aviation videos.
  • Alaska's Bush Pilots...The Real Deal  This DVD documents the story of the great far north and it's modern day pilots.  Filmed in the wilds of Alaska in high-definition, it includes pilot interviews, the aircraft, and magnificent scenery of this raw and dangerous wilderness, along with footage of spectacular giant Alaskan brown bears, eagles, moose, caribou and a host of other wildlife.
  • Aviacion.tv  Aviacion.tv es tu canal de aviación en internet. Noticias, videos, fotos, información sobre aviones y todo lo relacionado con el mundo de la aviación.  Aviacion.tv is your channel on internet. News, videos, photos, information about aircraft and everything related to the world of aviation.
  • Aviation Audio Visual  Aviation videos from airliners to warbirds.  This is armchair flying at its best!  Travel the world with the Blue Angels or from the cockpit of a 747.
  • Aviation Heroes  Military aircraft DVD documentaries.
  • Aviation Media  A producer of video magazines for pilots and aviation enthusiasts with stories designed to entertain and help pilots become safer and more proficient.  Warbirds, classics, kitbuilts.
  • Aviation Today  Providing daily aviation videos: "Your daily fix of aviation in action.  Well-produced daily videos, with thrilling perspectives from the cockpit and from all possible angles, set to energizing music."
  • The Aviation Video Podcast  An HD video podcast series by Jason Miller to inspire aviators and those that have always dreamed of being aviators.
  • Avion Video  High quality video programmes featuring airliners world-wide.
  • Barry & Kathleens Video Page  A personal site with free ultralight flying videos.
  • A Beginner's Guide to Ultralight Flying  Videos about ultralight flying by Brian FitzGerald.
  • Best Aviation Videos  Military and civil aircraft videos online.
  • Bill Roberts Enterprises  The full-hour DVD, How To Effectively Buy A Used Airplane, contains the information you need to search, evaluate, and purchase.  Comes with a free companion eBook.
  • Bluewater Sport Aviation  Offering Sport Aviation videos, DVDs, and books: sport flying, hang gliding, ultralights, trikes, paragliding. powered parachutes, etc.
  • boeinguy727  Short video clips with an aviation theme: a short trip into the sky as seen by pilots, airplanes from the boneyard, airplanes doing what they do best.
  • Boeing Image Gallery  Streaming media with product information (requires RealPlayer plug-in), product and action videos and virtual tours in .avi, .mov, and Cult 3D formats.
  • Builder's Bookstore  Aircraft construction books and videos.
  • Classic Cockpits  A series of DVDs that aims to put viewers into the cockpits of some classic aircraft from aviation's golden age.  Titles include: "Flying the Legendary DC-3," "Flying the PBY Catalina," "Flying the De Havilland Vampire," "Flying the Avro Lancaster," and "Flying the B-25 Mitchell." All have been filmed to broadcast standard, in high definition, and are available for sale through the website.
  • Classic Planes TV  This site lets you view classic videos of past aircraft.
  • Cockpit  It's a slightly lewd comedy webseries on Myspace about the crew of Mile High Airline.  These guys are, well, more than a little whacked and each one has a Myspace page.  If this was really what life in the cockpit was like, you'd never fly again.  The video is served up by YouTube and the production quality is good.  At this point the series is just getting started and it'll be interesting to follow along - even if you don't even know what Myspace is.  (Your age is showing!)
  • Combat Video Special Forces and military instructional video collection.  On-line ordering.
  • Curry Enterprise Special Interest Videos & CD-ROMs Wide variety of videos.  Aviation titles include Age of Flight Series, Blue Angels, Air and Space, etc.
  • Datatoys  Manufacturer of on-board digital video systems for aircraft.  These systems include military grade solid state digital video recorders and waterproof bullet cameras which can be mounted on the interior or exterior of the craft.
  • DIY Flight Simulators  Their videos and guides help you build modifications to your home flight sim cockpit to help make it the best it can be.
  • eHangar  Aviation videos from hang gliding, to Cessna, to the best crosswind 747 landing.
  • Factual TV  This site offers a large collection of videos, in a number of categories - one of which is aviation.  They focus on documentary videos.  Some are clips, others are full length documentaries.  All are legal and most are free to stream, but they can also be downloaded for a fee.  Some "premium" programmes are only available via a download, where the fee applies, but you can watch a free trailer to see if the specific video is something you want to pay for.
  • Feels Like Flying  A video of a low-level aerial tour around the U.S. in a small plane.  View sample movie clips, photos, and info about photographic flights, or purchase the DVD.
  • The Fighter Community  Videos and DVDs about military aviation and airshows.
  • A Fine Week of Soaring  A video that gives viewers an exciting insider's view of the Mifflin, Pennsylvania regional contest from the back seat of a Duo Discus high performance glider, with 15-time US national champion Karl Striedieck at the controls.  69 minutes, video.  Available on DVD or VHS (NTSC) and VHS (PAL).
  • The Finer Points - Aviation Videos  Weekly flying tips to make you a safer pilot.  From expert flight instructor, Jason Miller.
  • Flight Video Productions  Cockpit videos in high performance general aviation aircraft using multiple production quality cameras to immerse the viewer in the total flight experience.  Full length flight videos are available for instant download from this site, or on DVD.
  • Flightlevel350  Lots of aviation videos.
  • FlightSimTube  This site is dedicated to flight simulator videos and screenshots.  You can upload your own videos to share, rate your favourite flight sim videos, and create your own blog space under the flightsimtube.com domain.
  • Fly By Night Aviation Videos  A site with hundreds of free aviation videos, including military aviation, aerobatic, and classic aircraft.  This site features many exclusive videos from flight test programs and museums.  Flirst flights, record setting flights, and operational flights.
  • Fly Right Films  The Aviator Series of training videos with Dick Rutan is designed to take you above and beyond other aviation training programs.  The FAA Runway Safety series takes you through real situations.
  • Flyabout  A documentary film by Monika Petrillo who decided to get a pilot's license and ended up on a circumnavigation of Australia/
  • flybelgium's Channel  GA formation videos from Belgium.
  • Flying the Falls  This impressive Sony Hi-Definition adventure documentary explores Southern Africa from the unique vantage point of open cockpit aircraft (trike).  See some of Africa's wildest locations, including the Etosha Pan, Caprivi Strip, Victoria Falls, and the confluence of the mighty Zambezi and Chobe Rivers.
  • Flying the Fish  An adventure documentary about flying a microlight trike from Cape Town to the Fish River Canyon in Namibia.
  • FlySouth TV Media  Broadcast-quality aviation video productions documenting South Africa's sport, recreational, civil, and military aviation.  Television productions on special aviation events available to foreign markets interested in the South African aviation.
  • Hemlock Films  Producers of aviation films, including The Restorers film and TV series pilot that follows the "Miss Mitchell" B-25 from the Minnesota CAF chapter to the 68th Dolittle Raiders reunion.
  • Highball Productions  Specializes in high quality videos of commercial planes.
  • Homebuilder Videos  DVDs and instructional videos for aircraft homebuilders.  Their goal is to educate and entertain aircraft builders and pilots.
  • How To Buy A Used Airplane  This hour-long DVD contains tips for search preparation and has complete pre-purchase guidance.  From a simple single to a complex multi-engine aircraft.  Free companion eBook.
  • The Internet Movie Plane Database  This website is dedicated to airplanes and other aircraft found in movies and television shows.
  • ITVV  Intelligent Television and Video.  a producer of aviation videos and documentary style programmes, including airliner cockpit documentaries made with the co-operation of major airlines, and the story of the Hurricane R4118.
  • Just Planes Videos  Many aviation videos.  Also, news, "foto" section, airline forum, airport flight info, airline shows, aviation links.
  • Keith Breazeal Video Productions  Aerobatic oriented video production.  20 year's experience producing promo videos for the airshow industry.
  • Landing Short...  A compilation of Internet videos, images, and curiosities related to aircraft and aviation.  The interesting and surprising content is updated regularly.
  • Left Pattern.net  Flying videos in windows media format from a general aviation pilot who flies single engine aircraft based out of Oakland California.
  • Live Airshow TV  This video-based marketing company serves the air show market with live onboard cameras as well as analysis and historical perspective.  These are presented on large LED screens right on the ramp.  Then they send that signal all over the world through a live Internet broadcast.
  • Live Media Now  They provide live airshow webcasts on UStream and also mobile websites which you can see by going to www.lmnow.mobi on your mobile browser.
  • Living Warbirds  Producing a DVD video series featuring vintage and current military aircraft.  "Living Warbirds: P-51 Mustang" takes a close up look at arguably the most popular World War II fighter airplane.  "Living Warbirds: Raw Action" offers no naration and no music - just screaming pistons and jets from over 30 warbirds.
  • LOOPTV  Aviation videos: flight test footage, interviews, show reports, and user-submitted videos.
  • Military Aviation Media  This site contains a number of video clips of warplanes, including the A-10, F-16, F-18 and many others.  All media is original and taken at ground level by amateurs during air shows and various other events unless.  Some videos are free access, otherwise a small membership fee will give you complete access to all media.
  • Military Aviation Movie List  An extensive list of movies with strong military aviation content, set in naval air/air forces, on carriers, flying warbirds, and biographies that include military aviation content.
  • NASA Dryden Research Aircraft Movie Gallery  An archive of short digitized video clips of many of the unique NASA research aircraft flown from the 1940s to the present.
  • Nolly Productions, Inc.  Aviation training courses on videotape.
  • On the Wings of Giants  This project is an initiative to produce a two hour documentary and companion educational DVD-ROM and Web site examining the story of Pan American World Airways.
  • One Six Right  A documentary film that takes a look at the local airport through the history of Southern California's Van Nuys Airport.
  • PamAnn.com  A series of video parodies about flying and flight crews by a UK comedian who has been a Flight Attendant for 40 years.  She actually did some TV ads for British Air and says, "I often feel as if I am transporting the entire Jerry Springer audience from A to B."
  • Paraflite.net  Powered parachute training videos.
  • Patrick's Aviation  At this aviation video and photo sharing site you can store your videos and photos, share them with your friends, and search through thousands of aviation videos and photos.  There are also forums on a variety of aviation topics, aviation news (with RSS feeds), and an aviation wiki.
  • PilotVids.com  Created to allow aviation enthusiasts to share aviation related media.  Share aviation videos, images, and audio files and browse the media.  Join the community and upload your aviation media.
  • PlanesTV  This UK video and DVD production company produces aviation action DVDs, airshow and aircraft video clips, and images.  For television companies, aircraft operators, airshow organizers, video and DVD retailers, and aircraft ehthusiasts.
  • Pro-Wing  A European producer of specialist military and civil aviation video productions.  Exclusive series presenting aircraft, teams, and aerobatic pilots such as the Frecce Tricolori, Nikolay Timofeev, Svetlana Kapanina, Aerotriga, etc.  Dramatic in-flight footage featuring F-16 solo display, the very last operational F-104 Starfighters, and many more.  VHS, DVD and TV productions.
  • The RC Helicopters Vlog  One hundred percent RC helicopter videos.
  • rocket.aero  Films and DVDs highlighting little known chapters in aerospace history from materials unearthed from the National Archives, NASA, and military sources.  Source films are transferred to digital.  In most cases, they're using film that hasn't been seen in years, and in some cases it's never been seen before by the public.  If you're an historian, a model builder, or an aerospace enthusiast, you'll find something exciting here.  Podcasts created from DVD and other content are available for download.
  • SeePlane.com  View 360 degree virtual tours of airliners, business jets, and VIP aircraft, outside and inside.  Gulfstream, Beechjet, DC-8, Boeing, Lear, Challenger, Falcon, Hawker, Jetstream, King Air Constellation, Galaxy, BAC, Westwind, others.
  • Skylines Aviation Supply Pty Ltd: Aviation Videos  A number of videos are available from this pilot shop.
  • Socratic Productions  How a Helicopter Flies - an interactive DVD that explores the fundamentals, including a self-discovery of the four forces of flight, flight control functions, and flight characteristics of a helicopter.
  • SportPlanes.TV  This site is dedicated to sport aviation and allows you to share your photo's and video's, browse aviation classified's, and post questions and answers in the forums.  Upload videos and pictures of your homebuilt project, or instructional videos on how you went about building your plane and any modifications you made.  You'll also find links to builder pages and builder resources.
  • Student Pilot Journal  General Aviation pilots (or pilot wannabe's) will enjoy these frequent video podcasts by Greg Summers.  They represent "a podcast journal in the life of a student pilot" and contain lots of good video straight from the cockpit.  You can't get much closer to the action than this!
  • The Sun Ship Game  An 80 minute DVD about George Moffat's pursuit of a National Championship on the way to multiple World Championships.
  • TakeOff Tube  Share your aviation videos and watch others for free.  Upload and tag your videos in almost any video format.  Easily share your aviation videos with everyone, put videos on your space or watch them there.
  • TeamM  A webshop for Swedish military and historical aviation videos, including the JAS39 Gripen, JA37 Viggen, J35 Draken, J29 Tunnan (the Flying barrel) and more.
  • The Disk  This is a free, interactive In-flight video magazine on DVD.  You pick it up at the airport, enjoy the entertainment, then (hopefully) pass it along to someone else.
  • Tim Bayer  This video producer has created several Powered Parachute videos, including the 2002 World Powered Parachute Championship video and the 2002 Powrachute Extravaganza video.
  • Timeless Media Group  The Video and DVD section has aviation (and other) titles, including a special seven-hour edition of the Walter Cronkite "Air Power" program on a 3-disc DVD package and a 7-video box set.
  • Top Banana Productions TBP Aviation Videos  Aviation videos filmed in High Definition, with as much engine noise as possible. Videos feature titles set to music and include Trans World Airlines, London Stansted, London City, London Luton, Manchester, Dublin, Galway, Cork and more.
  • TWS Aviation Videos  Video footage of Waddington 2000, Mildenhall 2000, and others on CD-ROM.
  • Video Learning Library  More than 20,000 how-to and special interest videos.  See the "Aviation & Space Exploration" section.
  • West Coast Images  Features information and history of the Northrop McDonnell Douglas YF-23, the aircraft that lost to the F-22 in the ATF competition.  Includes photos of the YF-23 and quotes from the documentary for sale by West Coast Images.  DVD available.
  • Windsock Productions  Aviation safety training and historical documentary DVD and video products, including "Safe Hand Propping" and "Tailwheel Essentials."
  • Wings in Focus  A series of DVDs about the aircraft YOU fly.  The first in the series profiles the Piper Cherokee, from its inception as the PA28-150, through to the current model Archers, Warriors, and Arrows.  The second DVD is scheduled to be on the Cessna 172.
  • Wings Over Canada  The homepage of the Canadian TV series of the same name for bush planes and wilderness Canada adventures.  Wilderness flying videos, episode videos, show descriptions, and shooting details.
  • Wings 'n' Things  Online shopping for aviation videos and books.
  • World Air Routes  Aviation travel videos.
  • World Aviation Club  Membership entitles you to access to air show streaming video and stills library.  World Aviation Club is putting film crews into the world's major airshows, producing broadcast quality video, which can be watched streaming by members with Broadband Internet.
  • Yay! Planes  This is a DVD for kids who love airplanes.  Argyle and Jim teach kids about airplanes and introduce them to the parts of an airplane, the shapes that airplanes are made from, and how planes fly.  Watch takeoffs and landings, and go up in an airplane high above farms, streets, houses, and people.  Use the coupon code "30thousandft" to get an additional $2.00 off on your order.
  • Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In  Vintage World War II aviation training films.

Aviation Video Rental Services

  • Avnac  "Aviation's video rental store."  Rent aviation DVDs online: training for Sport pilots up to ATP, glass panels, GPS, IFR proficiency, A&P Mechanics, homebuilt aircraft, aircraft purchasing and licensing, Biennial Flight Review, entertainment discs and lots more.  Founded by a licensed pilot.
  • SmartFlix  They rent DVDs that you won't find at mainstream rental shops, including a number of topics of interest to pilots: GPS, checkrides, spins & stalls, VFR and IFR, takeoffs and landings, homebuilts, sport pilot, navigation, night flying, and others.

Aviation Film & Video Services

  • 2FLYTV  Producers of high-end aviation videos and television programs that have been distributed across the video on demand services of Comcast and Cablevision.  General aviation blog, aviation news, and exclusive videos.
  • Aeronautic Pictures  This aerial and location still and motion picture production company produces work for television and film production clients, and specializes in providing services to the aviation, aerospace, and defense industries.  They also provide aerial production services to the commercial and high-end real estate markets, the travel and tourism business, as well as the maritime community.  Their archive features 30,000 still photographs and hours of stock footage.  Aeronautic Pictures has a royalty free photo section and a royalty free stock video section.
  • Air Hollywood  An airplane mock-up studio serving the motion picture, television, and commercial production industries.
  • AviaFilms Production  An aircraft cockpit movie making company that focuses on making videos of interest to all kinds of public audiences.  One example is their Boeing 737 Full Motion Simulator Movie.
  • Aviation Warehouse  Aviation-related props, rentals, and sales for movie and television studios.  Mock-ups of all makes and models of airplanes, mock-ups of helicopters, cockpits, crashed planes, and airplane parts.  Also, a huge aviation technical library with over 300,000 aircraft manuals and more.
  • Garmax Aviation  Producers of broadcast quality interactive training DVDs, CD-ROMs and videos for airlines, air training organisations, display teams, professional and general aviation pilots and air enthusiasts
  • New Media Freelancer  This digital video camera service helps people market aircraft, boats, and motorhomes to interested buyers through DVD and the Internet.  The service is available to commercial brokers as well as private sellers of aircraft, and can also be used as a visual record of ownership or for leasing/hire purposes.  Port Stephens, NSW, Australia.
  • Onboardz.com  Onboard video production for your airplane, helicopter, race vehicles etc.

Aviation Film Lists & Reviews

Aviation Movie Websites

  • Air Racer  A documentary film about the true story of a husband-and-wife team who risk everything to create a two-seat propeller-driven airplane racer.
  • Amelia  This movie examines the life of Amelia Earhart, who disappeared in 1937 over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to fly around the world.  Directrd by Mira Nair with Hillary Swank in the lead role. 2009
  • The Aviary Movie  A feature film written and produced by a flight attendant.  Watch the trailer, read the Flight Attendant's blog (who made the film), meet the cast, read about production, buy the DVD.
  • Barnstorming  The true story of an unexpected friendship that developed between a farm family and two pilots who literally dropped out of the sky.  Their friendship has created a new tradition out of an old one long gone: barnstorming.
  • Con Air  This Wikipedia page describes the plot and the characters of the movie where prisoners take over a C-123 transport plane.  The Old Wings page C-123 Providers starring in "Con Air" offers some interesting facts and history of the aircraft that stars in the movie.
  • Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag  An actual international training exercise for the air forces of allied countries.  Hundreds of pilots get tested in real and challenging exercises.
  • Flightplan  A child disappears onboard a 747.  Jodie Foster, 2005.
  • Flyabout  A documentary film about Monika Petrillo, who earned her pilot's license then circumnavigated the continent of Australia.
  • Legends of the Sky  The official site of the forthcoming (2008) 3D IMAX movie that features a number of historic commercial aircraft - all leading up to dramatic and exclusive large-format footage of the new 787 and A380.  Sign up for updates, search for movie theaters, read production team bios.
  • One Six Right  "The Romance of Flying."  This documentary film celebrates the local airport by looking at the history of Southern California's Van Nuys Airport.  2007.
  • Pearl  The story of Pearl Carter Scott, the youngest licensed pilot in America.
  • A Pilot's Story  This film will portray the story of flight as told by pilots: what the first solo is like, what the last flight meant, and everything in between.  It's being filmed in hangars and homes, at restaurants and on ramps, anywhere you find notable pilots and pilots who are just average people - if any pilot can be considered "average."  Donations in support of this important documentary are needed and welcome.  Follow the adventure in the A Pilot's Story blog.
  • Red Eye  Story, cast, photo gallery, production notes.  2005.
  • Scramble!  In this 94 minute independent movie, intended to inspire teens, high school students battle giant scale RC warbirds (mostly WWII), via fully immersive telepresent remote control cockpits.  US, British, German, and Russian model warplanes are flown as UAVs in aerial combat.  A graphic novel of the movie (227 pages) is available as a PDF.
  • United 93  September 11, 2001.  Four planes were hijacked.  Three of them reached their target.  This is the story of the fourth.  From Universal Studios.  2006.
  • Up in the Air  George Clooney flies around the country firing people. (2009)

Aviation Video Equipment

  • Action Helmet Cameras  Information on cameras and camera helmets for skydiving and base jumping.
  • Data Toys  Record your flight with these on-board digital video systems.
  • Mini Fly DV Camcorder  A small and lightweight video recorder for RC helicopters, airplanes, cars and boats.