The Gary Sinise Film “High Flight” Soars to World Television Premiere on Sportsman Channel
Award-winning actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise brings the world premiere of his film, High Flight, exclusively to Sportsman Channel, Monday, May 19 at 7 p.m. ET.
Sinise, the official spokesman for Sportsman Channel’s Salute to Service initiative, produced and starred in the documentary, High Flight, that follows his experience training and flying to 70,000 feet in a U2 Dragon Lady High-Altitude Reconnaissance spy plane at the USAF Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base.
“Gary Sinise’s High Flight is an amazing film that shows how much these American heroes put on the line every time they strap into their plane to do their job of protecting our country,” said Marc Fein, Executive Vice President of Programming & Production of Sportsman Channel. “High Flight is a great addition to our Salute to Service initiative, and we are grateful to be able to work with Gary to assist in his tireless efforts working with defenders, veterans, first responders, and their families through his Gary Sinise Foundation.”
Sinise, who was nominated for an Academy Award® for his portrayal of “Lieutenant Dan” in Forrest Gump and is one of Hollywood’s most respected artists, is also a dedicated veterans rights advocate and musician who raises funds and awareness through his “Lt. Dan Band” concerts and the Gary Sinise Foundation. In High Flight, Sinise expresses how honored he is to be invited to ride in the U2 – a trip very few people have ever experienced – and what a thrill it was “for a few moments to be the highest human being on the planet.”
Sportsman Channel’s Salute to Service initiative is an on-going multimedia effort to celebrate American servicemen and women, and raise awareness of issues and opportunities facing veterans. Launched in 2013, the program spans everything from series programming and documentaries to social media and editorial content.