GREAT AIR RACE, THE
In 1934 air travel was ready for a new challenge. As The Great Depression left its mark across the world and the rumble of war was on the horizon, self-made millionaire Sir MacPherson Robertson decided it was time to put £50,000 of his own money on the line – announcing an air race destined to revitalise the aviation industry.
A 12,000 mile journey from London to Melbourne, Australia – testing pilot and plane alike, The Great Air Race (also known as Half a World Away) tells the remarkable true story of many of the pioneering pilots from around the world who participated in this historical event.
Maverick pilots ready to risk their lives to conquer the skies. From flamboyant ace Roscoe Turner (Barry Bostwick, Spin City) to pioneering women such as Amy Johnson (Caroline Goodall, Schindler’s List), Jackie Cochran (Helen Slater, Supergirl) and Thea Rasche (Gosia Dobrowolska, A Woman’s Tale) to the passenger laden DC-2, flown by the Dutchman Parmentier (Henk Johannes) and the solo piloted Puss Moth flown by young Australian Jimmy Melrose (Rhys Muldoon, House Husbands) - disparate and daring characters gathered to answer the call to one of aviation’s greatest adventures.
- Barry Bostwick
- Helen Slater
- Josephine Byrnes
- Rhys Muldoon