Adapted from the autobiography by the same name, the made-for-TV movie “Above the Clouds” tells the story of Dorine Bourneton, a paraplegic since adolescence and the world’s first disabled female aerobatic pilot. Tune in on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 9:05 pm on TF1.
Her dream of becoming a pilot appeared to be in jeopardy when, at the age of 16, the Piper in which she was a passenger crashed in the Mézenc Mountains, in the Haute-Loire. That was in 1991. Despite the accident and despite the paraplegia, she held fast to her dream. Four years later, she obtained her pilot’s license. What followed was a fight to gain recognition for disabled pilots, the discovery of new horizons in aviation which she continued to expand, in addition to life as a woman and mother with a disability.
The woman in question is Dorine Bourneton, who since this tragic accident has become an advocate for disabled pilots, leader of the Bleu Ciel aerobatics team, recipient of the Legion of Honor, Dassault Aviation ambassador and even the star of a four-part documentary series, “Dorine from one horizon to another”, broadcast in 2018 on France 5. Three years prior, in 2015, she shared her struggle in a book, “Above the Clouds”, which was adapted for television and will be broadcast on Monday, November 9, 2020 on TF1. The actress, Alice Taglioni, who also played in “Knights of the Sky” in 2005, portrays the female pilot for an unmissable made-for-TV movie. It is sure to delight both aviation fans and those who love a good story.
Made-for-TV movie: “Above the Clouds”, produced by Jérôme Cornuau. Featuring Alice Taglioni, Aïssa Maïga. Run time: 1:55. Showing on Monday, November 9 at 9:05 pm on TF1
Book: “Above the Clouds”, Dorine Bourneton. Editions Robert Laffont. ISBN: 9782221251409