Clint Eastwood visits Holloman Air Force Base while filming

Clint Eastwood, Dina Eastwood
FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2010 file photo, director and producer Clint Eastwood, right, and wife Dina Marie Eastwood attend the premiere of "Hereafter" at Alice Tully Hall during the 48th New York Film Festival, in New York. A Monterey County Superior Court judge finalized the couple's divorce after 18 years of marriage on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) – Actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood visited Holloman Air Force Base while shooting footage for his upcoming biopic of pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.

The Alamogordo Daily News reports that Eastwood and his crew were at the base Wednesday. Holloman Director of Media Relations Arlan Ponder says the crew shot aerial footage during normal training operations and then participated in a training flight.

The film is an adaptation of Sullenberger’s 2009 memoir, which chronicled his personal history before he famously landed a plane in the Hudson River in New York in 2009 after the plane struck a flock of Canadian geese.

Alamogordo and Cloudcroft residents were able to meet Eastwood while he was at an Italian restaurant in Alamogordo on Tuesday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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