On Golden Wings
On Golden Wings is a documentary which began filming around 4 years ago, with the intention of commemorating 90 years of The Irish Air Corps.
The idea was to document for the first time on film, some of the memorable events in The Air Corps history, and to bring together as much old film clips and interviews as possible, so the documentary could also be used as a source for future projects.
The reason the documentary took so long to make, is that it is a project completed by one of our own serving members and a member of Aer Lingus staff, in addition to their normal jobs.
The documentary relates some of the stories and history of The Corps since its foundation in 1922.
It also give an interesting behind the scenes look at what The Irish Air Corps do today on a day to day basis, with interviews with personnel responsible for organising and carrying out those duties.
Material has been provided by the Irish Air Corps video cameramen and the Photographic Section, assisted by Mr Nicky Maguire of 4 M Media.
Among the other contributors of material are:
Colm and Madeline O’Rourke, Gael Linn, The Irish Film Archive, Radio Telifis Eireann, Aer Lingus, DFAV section, British Movietone, Mr Tim Costello, The JFK Library Boston, Fr Colm Matthews, Luke Maguire and many other private collections.
Music was provided by The Defence Forces No 1 Band, The Irish Air Corps Pipe Band, and Oakwook Music LTD.
Running time for the documentary itself is approx 4 hours, and 17 minutes with extra bonus 25 minutes consisting of a slideshow of photos through the years, and also there is a musical and photographic tribute to those who have died on active service with The Corps.
Everyone who participated in the making of this documentary did so without any financial reward meaning that the full proceeds of this documentary will go towards helping The Air Corps Museum and Heritage project, and The Cheshire Adventure Motivation Project, which is an Air Corps organisation that helps people with disabilities achieve and experience outdoor pursuits and sports which they would normally have no access to.
The DVD costs €15.00 (excluding shipping) and can be purchased below.
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