Clearly not traumatised by his recent plane crash, the veteran actor Harrison Ford looks set to re-live the emotions of taking to the skies, albeit from the ground this time, as he is set to narrate a documentary about aviation. The 72-year-old Stars Wars and Indiana Jones' superstar walked clear from a plane crash earlier this month, severely gashing his head in the crash and sustaining a number of other non-life threatening injuries, and is still recuperating after the incident. A well-known and capable flying enthusiast, Ford has agreed to add his distinctive voice to the new Film entitled "Living in the Age of Airplanes".

National Geographic Studios are set to release the film about the history of aviation over the last hundred years and the impact that it has had on the world we live in, announcing the coup of landing Ford for the role of narrator just last week. It will be released a mere four weeks after Ford's near death experience, with the premiere set for 8th April and general release two days later. The venue for the first showing is to be Washington DC itself, at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

The film was certainly a major undertaking to complete, incorporating film footage taken from the air across all seven continents of the world, incorporating images above 18 countries in all.

Ford is certainly an apt choice to take on the role, combining both his screen persona and his interest in flying, having earned his pilot's licence back in 1996. There was no hint of pilot error or misjudgement when his vintage plane crashed on a golf course in Los Angeles earlier in the month, only minutes after taking off.

Instead, the plane developed engine problems and Ford demonstrated his clear thinking by selecting a suitable place to make the emergency landing, steering the stricken plane away from a built-up area and avoiding the possibility of other people being injured or killed as a result. There have been some who have questioned his ability to continue flying at his advancing years in the aftermath, but he seems to have taken the appropriate action during the incident according to a number of expert observers.

The successful actor is due to make a re-appearance in the latest Star Wars' film called "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", resurrecting the role of Han Solo that he played in the original film. It is believed that he has already completed all his scenes for that film, which is scheduled for release later this year.