Special Viewing Planned For Theater In The Woods
The award-winning EAA Television
Department has been busy the past several months shooting Wings to
Adventure, an aviation series set to premiere this month on The
Outdoor Channel 2HD, its new high definition channel. The program
will also air on TOC's regular cable channel for those who don't
receive HD programming, and EAA AirVenture visitors can catch a
special viewing on July 30 at Theater in the Woods.
Executive Producer, pilot, and on-camera talent, Tom Gresham,
brought the idea to the network as an alternative to their line-up
currently dominated by hunting and fishing shows. He contracted
EAA-TV to shoot the footage based on its notable track record in
EAA TV's Scott Guyette is the show's director and primary
videographer, while Scott Perdue and Robb McAllister are
co-producers. Veteran freelance cameraman and editor Jim Soyk is
also on-board, as the show looks to capture the pilot audience with
an initial 26 shows.
"It's great to be producing aviation television again," Guyette
(below, right) said. "We needed to find a home for aviation
programming and The Outdoor Channel was looking for an aviation
production company…so it was a perfect match."
As a series created by pilots about pilots, Wings to Adventure
gives general aviation enthusiasts some of the programming they
have craved since the demise of the Discovery Wings Channel earlier
this year. EAA TV produced several highly regarded series for that
network, including From the Ground Up, Learning to Fly, as well as
numerous specials based on EAA AirVenture Oshkosh events.
The all-new series is shot in high-definition (HD) and features
a magazine format highlighting various aircraft and the people who
fly them. Also included are segments covering new technical
advances, pilot tips, and flight-friendly destinations. The series
will air on various cable and satellite providers throughout the
And as a special treat to EAA
AirVenture attendees, a special viewing will be shown in HD during
the evening program at Theater in the Woods on EAA AirVenture
Saturday, July 30.
The program premiers on The Outdoor Channel on Monday, June 27,
at 4:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. Central), and for the high definition
version (TOC2HD), July 2, 6 a.m. (5 a.m. CT). Check your local
listings for repeat and series times.
Among the already completed episodes are:
Episode 1: Visits to "The Hard Eight," a finger-lickin' Texas
barbeque; and Bourland Field Estates, where the taxi-ways come
right up to your front door. Also featured: two vintage aircraft, a
Stearman and a 1949 Swift.
Episode 2: Aircraft featured - a Cirrus and a vintage Tiger
Moth. Visit Cedar Mills Resort where you can fly-in, catch your
supper and relax in style.
Episode 3: Featured aircraft include a de Havilland Beaver and a
Maule. A visit to the Dallas Metroplex and a tip on how to keep a
plane's leading edge clean, plus an interview with collector Reb
Episode 4: Kermit Weeks' meticulous P-51C at Florida's Fantasy
of Flight, plus a "hospital" for ailing warbirds, a visit to
Wurlitzer Manor, a profile of the Leza AirCam, and an engine
monitoring tips for aircraft owners.
Episode 5: A trip to the San Juan Islands in the Pacific
Northwest to look at a 1929 Travel Air, and to the opposite coast,
to Cedar Key, FL…for a look at the Pitts Model 12
Episode 6: Using the Cirrus SR-22 for personal travel;: the
Military trainer for 1946, the Chipmunk; and a visit to Wallaby
Ranch in central Florida.