Flying High For The Glory of God, (Veterans Day Classic)

Pilot and world champion runner Orville Rogers trained bomber pilots in World War II, flew the B-36 on secret missions during the Korean Conflict,,ferried airplanes with JAARS to remote missionaries all over the world, and squeezed in a 31 career as a pilot. Orville also took up running at age 51 and ran his first marathon 6 years later. at age 90 he broke two world records.

  • Gary Wilkenson
    Sifting Evidence, Out of the Ashes, The Peoples Preachers,
  • Malcolm Turner
    Sifting the Evidence, Robbers of the Cruel Streets, Out of the Ashes
  • Suellen Roberts
    Women of Faith TV Special, First things, Joy Matters of the Heart
  • Malcolm Turner
    Sifting the Evidence,The Peoples Preacher
  • Orville Rogers
    Key Cast
    The Running Man Book
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    43 hours
  • Completion Date:
    November 10, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    45,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Premiere, the Frontier Flight Museum
    Dallas, Texas
    United States
    November 8, 2018
    Dallas Premiere
    Global Media Summit Award
  • Premiere, First Baptist Church
    United States
    June 8, 2023
    Texas Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Redeem TV/Bill Curtis
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Gary Wilkenson

With over 25 years of experience in broadcasting, he started working in faith based films in final year of film school. He went directly to Africa to fulfilling various roles in media production. Since 2009 he has been producing faith based documentaries, dramas and features.

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Director Statement

In my career it was my first time to direct a film with a 100 year old man. Orville Rogers was extraordinary full of energy and purpose
and it was a delight capturing his amazing life on film.
Gary Wilkenson