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One Year Through The Eyes Of A Pilot - Swayne Martin
This is what the pilot's life looks like. Living the dream is best done by taking every opportunity and sharing it along the way.
Flight from Lancaster PA to Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Multiple Camera views - Joe Hainey
Light Sport flight from Lancaster PA (KLNS) to Chesapeake Bay Bridge (W29) with great views of the bay.
Flight VLOG - Stormy Night Flight / Aviation Life - steveo1kinevo
Join Steve and his friends and theyfly the TBM850 down the beach during a dark, stormy night in South Florida.
Dreams of Flying sequence from One Six Right (remastered for Blu-ray) - One Six Right
Now available on Blu-ray! (onesixright.com) This is a sequence from ONE SIX RIGHT which is now remastered and available on Blu-ray.
SURREAL - Rodrigo David
Aircraft: Airbus 318/319/320
Wings Over The Rockies - The Movie as shown in Museum, with Harrison Ford - Paul Richards
The movie from the Wings over the Rockies Museum.
Wingsuit Pilot Narrowly Escapes Collision with Gondola - EpicTV
On a flight something unexpected happens. A wingsuit pilot has a close call with mountain gondola.
Soaring the Sky - Live from the Flight Deck
Flight in a Boeing 737NG. Beautiful!
Flying the Grand Canyon - Gene Lee
It was the first week of May when I took a trip out to Tucson AZ to visit friends.  At that point, already being far west of Dallas and relatively so close to the Grand Canyon, I just couldn't resist going out of the way to see it from my RV-7a. I looked at it as possibility a once in a life time opportunity.
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