Jim Oltersdorf appeared as our guest in Episode 95 of the Airplane Geeks Podcast. Jim sent along a press release about his newest DVD:
Dec. 4, 2010
Aviation Documentary Set For National Release Dec. 15, 2010
Laura Hinz/Dec. 4, 2010
SOLDOTNA, ALASKA, Dec. 4, 2010---Jim Oltersdorf Film Productions based on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska has announced December 15, 2010 as the date for the release of their new DVD, “Alaska’s Bush Pilots…The Real Deal, Commercial Operations”. www.alaskasbushpilots.com
Based upon five months of filming entirely in Alaska, the one-hour long documentary showcases the commercial operations and pilots of this magnificent state. When asked why the production company decided to invest such an enormous amount of time, energy and financial risk, the film’s executive producer, Jim Oltersdorf replied; “There were three very distinct reasons why we made that decision. First, the motivation was quite apparent from the public’s reaction to the first documentary released, “Alaska’s Bush Pilots…The Real Deal”. It sold out worldwide in a very short time so we began to realize there was an incredible interest in not only how these men fly in the extreme and remote wilderness but also the varied kinds of the aircraft used. We carefully read each and every e-mail and letter we received and used that communication as a focus of our direction for this exciting show. Pilots from around the world asked that if we ever produced another documentary, that we incorporate educating the viewers about the latest technologies & equipment so they could gain an understanding of the assets available. Most importantly, it is presented by the pilots who fly these machines that have a complete understanding of it.”
Laura Hinz, says, “The documentary is real and based upon the actual people who live and fly in this region. What you hear and how it is told comes straight from those of whom we interviewed without any prompting. They tell it like it is. I must say, the footage that was shot was extremely interesting, especially when the pilot of the 337 Cessna has to pull out his 12 gauge shotgun in defense of the cameraman's life as well as his own as a giant Alaskan brown bear sow with cubs menaces them as they land on a remote beach! It doesn't get any more exciting than that!
The documentary is scheduled for to premier Dec. 15, 2010.