Commander (2014)Short, Adventure · 14 March 2014
Old Propliners still fly their tours off duty and the cargo pilots battle the daily discomforts of the high altitude. Low oxygen levels exhaust the man and the machine, while the capricious mountainous climate reveals itself in sudden storms or other circumstances that appear out of nothing, where the pilot needs to adapt to and stay save. The Commander is a story about the extreme scene of air cargo transport. A cargo pilot inherited the transport company from his father, and he now flies the classic DC-3 to supply people at the last frontier. During a flight across the desert where he has to deliver important medicine, a fuel line breaks. What happens when you lose radio contact and need to make an emergency landing in the middle of the desert? The movie takes you through one of the heaviest 'White knuckle flights' the pilot has ever faced.
- Written by
Frank Uyt den Bogaard