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FSOG MOVIE GLIDER SCENE AT DELTA HERITAGE AIRPARK

Delta Heritage Air Park is located south of Vancouver BC, near Boundary Bay Airport. When I first visited Boundary Bay Airport last year for reshoots I did not know where they had filmed with the glider for the filming that was done beginning of 2014.  They did a reshoot filming at Boundary Bay in October 2014 with Jamie and Dakota leaving after the gliding was already done. Boundary Bay airport covers a huge area with more than one runway. I assumed the glider was brought in to the airport and the filming was done there. When I recently returned to the the airport I decided to search out exactly where the gliding was filmed. I was lucky to get a chance to speak with an airport official, showed him the glider photos from the movie and he quickly identified the area.

The outdoor gliding scenes were all done at Delta Heritage Air Park. It was a short drive from Boundary Bay Airport in the same Delta area. Upon arriving at the air park we first noticed that it was right alongside a long dike that was built and used as a recreation area for biking and walkers. The air park is a large grassy area with one side of it used a long take off/landing strip. There are several airplane hangers of different sizes and also several airplanes tied down among the grassy fields. It took a bit of scouting around the area until I could exactly place where they had the glider, the tow plane and the black Audi used for the scene in Georgia. In the scene Christian and Ana arrived in the black Audi with Georgia plates and leave the car then walk over to the pilot near the glider. After they greet each other they then climb into the glider. The movie continues with the glider then taking off behind the tow plane and soaring high in the Georgia skies.

After watching the movies behind the scenes extra videos you can see that they did film them at this air park, but they never actually left the ground. With that great movie magic they were filmed in a part of a glider with green screens used all around them so that the sky could be added in later. They do show them after they have landed and walking near the Boundary Bay Airport hanger with his car in the background. They have a short conversation and then quickly leave.

You can read more about the shooting at Boundary Bay Airport at another page. There is also details of how they obtained the glider and the partial glider used for the movie here.

While we were visiting and walking around the air park an older gentleman approached us and we chatted for a few minutes. He asked if we were using a drone on the property. I guess they are popular in the area. He told us about the air park and how it came about from being previously used for potato fields. You can read about the air park on their website Delta Heritage Air Park. Sadly we had no drone in use that day, but that’s a great idea.

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This is facing down the grass runway towards the take off.

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Here on the glider take off you can see the distinctive tall trees at the end of the grass runway area. They were bare in winter when they filmed. Now all the trees and vegetation was in full bloom.

 

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Turning the opposite direction is the take off with the glider. With buildings behind it and telephone poles in the distance.

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These photos are from the center area of the runway where the glider would have first been when they climbed into it. I think they moved the glider further down the runway before taking off.

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You can also see in the far distance the mountains surrounding the Vancouver BC area. These would have been snow covered during the actual glider filming time. This Delta area of Canada could have easily been used for the actual glider filming footage shown in the movie.

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Here are some more photos of the Delta Heritage Air Park.

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