Lovers of aviation are getting rather excited this week as we await the release of a new documentary film, which concentrates on one of mankind’s greatest achievements: air travel. When you take a step back and think about it, it really is amazing that flying is even possible and it is that sense of wonder that the new film, ‘Living in the Age of Airplanes’, is focused on. Shot in 18 countries on all seven continents, the striking images captured in the film make for stunning viewing.

Despite his rather unfortunate run in with an aircraft a few weeks ago, ‘Living in the Age of Airplanes’ is expertly narrated by Hollywood legend Harrison Ford, who is a keen private pilot himself. National Geographic has thrown its weight behind the distribution of the film, which is sure to allow it to reach a large audience, beyond the usual aviation enthusiasts.

As well as chronicling the amazingly brief history of aviation, Living in the Age of Airplanes shows how much of modern life relies on air travel, from the international flower trade to the scientific community in Antarctica. Without aviation we simply would not have the modern connected world we all enjoy and the film makes this point through astounding imagery and thought provoking information. The film will be coming soon to an IMAX, museum or science centre cinema near you, so be sure to book your ticket – where it is being shown is on the website, but check back for more screenings as well as international showings later on!