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The Boy Who Flew with Condors (The Wonderful World of Disney)
The Boy Who Flew with Condors
The Wonderful World of Disney

The Boy Who Flew With Condors is the true-life adventure of a teenager who goes from admiring the endangered condors' flight to flying with them. Inspired a sailplane instructor, a NASA test pilot and a budding glider pilo...  more »


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Movie Details

Creators: Christopher Jury, Margaret Birsner, Leslie Nielsen
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)

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Movie Reviews

Beautiful; flying scenes
microjoe | 08/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"THE STORY: Chris Jury (played by himself) is a teenage boy in California who spends his free time watching Condors. The endangered birds are very graceful in flight for their size. Chris meets a woman that is a sailplane glider pilot attempting to win a distance award, and he takes up sailplane lessons from an instructor (Fred Harris). Eventually Chris can soar with his condors.

BEHIND THE SCENES AND TRIVIA: The story is an episode of the Walt Disney World of Color television show. The episode was produced by James Algar. The script by Homer McCoy is based on a story by Ken Nelson, who also served as a field producer and photographer of condors for the project. The musical score is by veteran Disney Studio composer Buddy Baker. Originally aired on television on NBC's Wonderful World of Color on February 19, 1967 and re-aired on May 28 of that year, and again on April 15, 1973. Sailplanes were also used in another television episode called "The Sky Trap".
Sailplane Introduction
J. Augspurger | Pittsburgh | 01/07/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Like a lot of folks I remember the Walt Diney sunday evening family TV shows from my childhood. I was looking for a video to show the basic idea of what is involved in flying a sailplane, for my daughter. The video is a clip from the old show. It is dated as it is from a simpler time , but I enjoyed it and it does tell how a teeenage boy learns about gliders/sailplanes. Todays teenagers may turn up their noses but I was looking for my mom to bring me a grilled cheese and soup like when I was a kid! I am a pilot and the video was very technically correct. I would recommend it."