World record-breaking business jet flight film set for release

Mike Stones

The documentary film One More Orbit – celebrating last year’s pole-to pole-world circumnavigation speed record in a Gulfstream G650ER aircraft – is poised for release after Vision Films Inc. acquired worldwide distribution rights from Action Aviation.

Vision will release the film to video-on-demand in North America on October 6th, 2020, with a special-edition DVD and Blu-ray available later the year. International licensing rights to film are available now.

The One More Orbit film celebrates the achievement of an international team led by Action Aviation chairman captain Hamish Harding and former commander of the International Space Station, astronaut colonel Terry Virts in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER aircraft.

Guinness World Record-breaking flight

Designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the world-record breaking flight launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Taking off on July 11, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Guinness World Record-breaking flight was completed in 46 hours and 40 minutes, at the average speed of 465 miles per hour.

The mission covered 24,962 miles and beat the previous 11-year old world record by five hours and 52 minutes. Refuelling pit stop-style stops took place in Kazakhstan, Mauritius, and Chile.

‘Future of space exploration’

The international team, comprised of nine nationalities, made the flight as “a tribute to the past, present, and future of space exploration”, according to the organisers. The film One More Orbit is an Untitled, Inc. production directed by Virts.

Harding added: “The achievements of the One More Orbit mission prove that what appears ‘impossible’ and against the odds may actually be attainable. We hope our film will inspire viewers to reach never before heard of successes of their own.”

Lise Romanoff, CEO and MD of Vision Films, said: “Human ingenuity and our hunger to explore will always persevere. This diverse international crew shows us that by working together cooperatively, we can achieve what was once thought out of reach.”

Meanwhile, the film trailer is available to watch here.

 

One More Orbit Flight crew:

  • -Captain Hamish Harding, chairman, Action Aviation (UK)
  • -Colonel Terry Virts, astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station (US)
  • -Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, guest, (Russia)
  • -Captain Jacob Bech, pilot, (Denmark)
  • -Captain Jeremy Ascough, pilot (South Africa)
  • -Captain Yevgen Vasylenko, pilot (Ukraine)
  • -Magdalena Starowicz, flight attendant (Poland)
  • -Benjamin Rueger, lead engineer, (Germany)
  • -Jannicke Mikkelson, payload specialist and satellite live-streaming expert (Norway).

 

Top: Part of the record-breaking flight crew, with Terry Virts (centre

right) and  Hamish Harding (second from the right). Below: Flying into

the record books … at 465 miles per hour. Hamish Harding (left) and  

Terry Virts (right). 

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