On the Wing (1986 film)

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On the Wing is a 1986 IMAX film featuring a half-sized robotic Quetzalcoatlus that demonstrates principles of animal flight. Produced by the National Air and Space Museum, it also traces the early history of manned flight.[1]

The film is narrated by F. Murray Abraham. In one scene filmed in Florida in 1984, a reproduction Benoist airboat was flown, depicting the inaugural flight of the world's first scheduled airline, the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line, in 1914.[1]


  1. ^ a b Brown, Warren J. (1994). Florida's Aviation History (2nd ed.). Largo, Florida: Aero-Medical Consultants. p. 330. ISBN 0-912522-70-4.

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