Tony Jarvis provides us with the following report on this commercial: This is NWT Air's Hercules C-GHPW with Captain Bob Foote, F/O David Cameron, F/E Jim Stewart and behind them a very nervous Norm Geiger as loadmaster. The location is in the Sprey Lakes, Alberta, which is near Canmore West of Calgary. This is a car commercial for Peugot and though it looks it, Bob never did actually hit the car. However.......on one take the director kept shouting
Jimmy Stewart was too modest to recount his war experiences and there is very little material on his tour as bomber pilot. I found this audio clip from 1990 when he spoke at Princeton about his life and briefly about WW2. The entire audio clip can be found at princeton dot edu. It also includes footage of Stewart back in 1941 talking about his role in the US Army.
Coulson Flying Tankers COO Jim Messer was interviewed on the morning show of Vancouver's Global TV on January 17, 2008 to mark the occassion of the Mars' visit to Vancouver Harbour for the 65th Annual Truck Loggers Association show at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre that ran JAN 16-18 2008. The video footage in this newscast was filmed by AirlineTV.net cameraman Henry Tenby
An airplane movie with Jimmy Stewart from 1951. A full scale "Reindeer" was actually created for the film using a Handley Page Halifax bomber as a base.
Note deer and antlers on Glynis John's stewardess cap. Halifax C MKVIII (PP296) was bought by Westminster Airways on 27/4/1949 and completed 116 tanker sorties on the Berlin airlift. It returned to its home base of Blackbushe on 26/4/1950. It was sold on for film work and used as the fictitious Reindeer aircraft (G-AFOH) and then scrapped. She was not airworthy and the flying scenes in the movie were donw with models and stop motion effects. Sadly, the "Reindeer" was scrapped shortly after filming completed.
Skymaster Aviation Inc Douglas C-54G Skymaster N51802 fires up all four engines at Kingman Airport Arizona. Owner Jim Blumenthal kindly run the engines for the benifit off his visitors from Holland. (date: August 2001)