By Dan Snierson
Updated March 19, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT
Credit: AP

Film star/veteran pilot/recent plane crash survivor Harrison Ford will narrate a documentary on the miracle of flight, National Geographic Studios announced today.

Living in the Age of Airplanes chronicles the rise of the aviation industry and “carries audiences across 200,000 years of history and around the globe on an epic journey to 95 locations in 18 countries spanning seven continents,” according to a National Geographic press release.

Directed by Brian J. Terwilliger (One Six Right: The Romance of Flying) and scored by James Horner (Titanic), the film will premiere at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on April 8 before opening on IMAX, giant screens, and dome screens across the country on April 10.

An experienced pilot who has been flying planes and helicopters for decades, Ford is still recuperating in the hospital from injuries sustained two weeks ago when he crash-landed his vintage PT-22 plane on a Santa Monica golf course after a mechanical failure.