Knowing a compelling story when he comes across one, Ron King contacted his old friend Darroch Greer with the idea of a documentary film.  Ron and Darroch met in college at Carnegie-Mellon University in 1977 in the Fine Arts Department.  Both were raised in California – Ron in Larkspur in the Bay Area, Darroch in Santa Barbara.  They both lived in Manhattan as young adults and moved to Los Angeles to work in the film industry.  They now live in southern California with their respective families. Ron works in video production.  Darroch is a documentary filmmaker and writer.

Ron and Darroch have worked hard to create a personal, character-driven story that sheds light on both a formative, if neglected, part of American history and on the American character with implications for who we are today.

Ron King shootng at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in upstate New York. Darroch Greer shooting a Sopwith Camel at The Vintage Aviator, Ltd. in Masterton, New Zealand.
Darroch Greer interviewing historian Hill Goodspeed at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida. Ron King and Darroch Greer shooting in winter on the "old campus" at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
Darroch Greer and Ron King on location in Hammondsport, New York with the Curtiss Model E flying boat. Darroch Greer lines up a shot in Hammondsport, New York.
Producers Harry Davison, Ron King and Darroch Greer and a photo of the First Yale Unit at the Dolby screening room in New York City. Ron King shoots a Sopwith Camel and pilot re-enactor at The Vintage Aviator in Masterton, New Zealand.



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