Eagle Field was used as a set location for the 2008 movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Eagle Field’s original Administration Building played the part of the airport terminal at Nazca, Peru, in 1957. Along with the building, the set was decorated with many of Eagle Field’s vintage vehicles. Set decorators spent a week getting the scene ready, building a Peruvian market, using several truck loads of props including live goats and chickens.
For the filming an Antonov An-2 aircraft wearing the colors of Pan American Airways was flown in for the scene which included dropping Indiana (Harrison Ford) and his son Mutt (Shia LaBeouf) at the airport terminal. Harrison and Shia were on site for filming as well as the director Steven Spielberg and producer George Lucas.
Harrison Ford piloted a Cessna 208 Caravan landing at Eagle Field for the filming. As this was the last day of shooting for the film, the cast and crew stayed after for a wrap party and BBQ following the filming. Mr. Spielberg who many know to be a WWII history buff was interested in looking around the Field. Volunteer Jim Bertao was happy to give him a guided tour of the museum.
Location scouts for the film as with as the Fresno County Film Commission have told us that Eagle Field worked well as a location and that they would keep it live as a potential filming locations for future projects.