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Art Scholl films/videos

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Bob Seevers
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#1 Posted: 1/28/2010 10:33:00 Modified: 1/28/2010 11:49:24

Hi gang, first time poster, long time lurker here.  For about 2 years I have been searching for "The sky below, the crowd above : the Art Scholl Story" and "Ballet in the Blue".  I have been in touch with Judy Scholl - wonderful lady! - most of that time and all she has access to is "North to Canada", she would also like to find others .  A professionally produced 'home movie' by Art, with a supporting cast of a younger Bob Hoover, Hughes, McCollum wing walking act and Snowbirds touring Canada airshows while vacationing in between.  Judy does'nt know where or how to find the above videos nor does EAA HQ, Pennzoil (who !?), ABC wide world of sports (who!?) and several Hollywierd production companies (who !? buh,bye.) I have been in contact with.  I was hoping one of our members might have a line on those films, any others for that matter.  BTW the film North to Canada is available from Judy through me, if anyone is interested I'll get you my email address, don't see a PM button in the forums.  To the moderators, the info you've made available through these forums is priceless.  Bravo Zulu.  Best, Bob 

edit P.S, this is not an advert, I make no $ distributing DVDs for Judy, I just screen for her so she does'nt have to deal with the email.   

 



Ray Pittman
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#2 Posted: 1/29/2010 00:14:48

Hello, I would be very interested in these movies. I knew Art from when he used to fly into Flying Cloud Airport, in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. I was the Line Chief there for several years in the 70's. I would also be interested in the, "North to Canada" movie you spoke of. Please e-mail me with the info.

 

Ray Pittman

38964 11th Ave.

North Branch, Minnesota  55056

Tel: 612-267-2209



Ray Pittman
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#3 Posted: 1/29/2010 00:26:02

I took photos of Art when he used to stop in At Flying Cloud Airport in the 70's. I remember once his gear slammed down real hard and snapped several bolts on the landing gear struts and he was grounded there for quite awhile. I took photos of him working on the aircraft. I remember him telling me about a movie he was making about a "Bronze Man" or something like that. He did the stunt flying in that movie, and I have always wanted to find that movie so I could see him performing. I believe he did all the stunt flying in "Waldo Pepper" also, or a good portion of it.

He was a very nice man, and I was saddened to hear that he had passed.

 

Ray Pittman



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#4 Posted: 1/29/2010 00:27:31
Bob Seevers
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#5 Posted: 1/29/2010 09:20:12

Sent your request out to Judy a few minutes ago, you'll enjoy it, I'm sure.  Art really was a nice guy, in the DVD you'll also see that he was a bit of a ham, too !
biggrin  Also sent one to EAA's library.  Bob



Bruce Newlan
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#6 Posted: 1/29/2010 12:33:24

Would be very interested in any videos about Art Scholl.  He taught me how to fly and soloed me in 1957 at Reid Hillview airport in San Jose, CA.  I can still remember many of the things he taught me.  I now own a Luscombe that he once owned. What a pilot and a great guy.

Bruce Newlan

Tucson, AZ



Russ Zimmerman
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#7 Posted: 1/29/2010 13:17:45

If my memory serves me correctly, years and years ago I think I had one of his instructional aerobatic books.  If I'm not mistaken, it was titled "Turn about a point"??  Does that sound right? I'm not sure.  It's been so long. Gads I'm getting old..LOL

Russ




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Bob Seevers
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#8 Posted: 1/29/2010 19:27:38 Modified: 1/29/2010 19:33:36

Bruce, At the moment it's video, singular, unfortunately.  The others I was hoping some member might have copies they could share, as Mrs. Scholl only has the one, "North to Canada".   If you would like one post your email address.

 

 



Reggie Smalls
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#9 Posted: 1/29/2010 20:02:35

Russ, you are thinking of "Roll Around a Point" by Duane Cole.



John Veale
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#10 Posted: 1/30/2010 17:57:59

Hi Bob.

 

I was most interested in hearing that Art had done a video on "North to Canada".  I'd love to find a copy of this.  I had the privilage of interviewing Art a couple of times when he attended the Saskatchewan Air Show at the Canadian Forces base in Moose jaw, I 'think likely in the early 80's.  That was back in the CBC Radio days.  Art performed at least a couple of times at this annual airshow, flying his Super Chipmunk.  I recall the last time I interviewed him, he had just done flying for the movie Johnathan Livingston Seagull and he said that he came about as close as he could possibly killing himself without actually doing it.  As he said, I had to fly directly at a cliff face and then pull up at the last minute to miss it.  In fact, he added, the wheels touched the face of the cliff as he was going up"  Hmmmm.  A great guy to talk with and of course watch in his aerobatic routine and it was so sad that he was killed not too much later.

Co-incidently, My Mustang ll C-GAIF was fairly recently finished in those days and we had it on display along with other's at my then-EAA Chapter 154 display. 

In any case, I'd appreciate the necessary info to help aquire a copy of North to Canada.

Safe flying!

John Veale



Russ Zimmerman
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#11 Posted: 1/30/2010 19:45:54
Reggie Smalls wrote:

 

Russ, you are thinking of "Roll Around a Point" by Duane Cole.

 

Ahh. So right. My bad. Thanks Reggie.



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Bob Seevers
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#12 Posted: 1/30/2010 22:46:57 Modified: 2/5/2010 20:02:22

Bruce and John, PM me your addresses and I'll forward them to Judy.  Nice looking 'stang John,  you're a lucky dude interviewing Art, I got to spend a few with him at the Moffet show in the early 80's, helluva guy and sorely missed.  Bob

 



Bob Seevers
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#13 Posted: 2/5/2010 15:06:10 Modified: 2/5/2010 20:01:27

 Bruce and John, your request has been sent to Judy.  The PM feature is on the blink at the moment.  The reason I forward requests to Judy is so she does'nt get deluged with email and to screen out people who just want something for nothing, there have been many.  She is still very busy with the FBO and I encourage you to call or drop her a card.  Address and phone# can be found at www.artschollaviation.com.  If asked, she will refuse payment so we donate to the Rialto Rotarians A&P scholarship fund that is in Art's name.  Cheers, Bob

P.S. just got an email from Judy, she mailed dvd's today.