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- Horizontal Stabilizer (49:40)
- Vertical Stabilizer (21:15)
- Rudder (32:15)
- Right Elevator (35:45)
- Left Elevator (30:50)
- Inventory & Setup (9:30)
- Left Wing Prep (54:30)
- Left Fuel Tank (45:20)
- Left Wing Skins (46:10)
- Right Wing Prep (34:15)
- Right Fuel Tank (47:50)
- Right Wing Skins (40:15)
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- Inventory and Setup (7:15)
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- Tailcone (29:30)
- Center Section (35:15)
- Forward Section (52:40)
- Forward Assembly (24:30)
- Skins/Baggage Area (46:30)
- Seats & Seat Floors (30:15)
- Flaps & Gear Mounts (18:15)
- Fuselage Plumbing (14:0)
- Tail Feathers (16:35)
- Front Deck/Firewall (58:50)
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- Electrical (57:30)
- Electrical Part 2 (24:0)
- Canopy (22:30)
- Landing Gear (18:35)
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Wonderful WWII Movie! LAST MAN CLUB - Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films
LAST MAN CLUB is a heartwarming, road trip adventure movie. To avoid a retirement home, a World War II veteran escapes to search for the last surviving members of his B-17 crew - and for one final mission.
See it Full Movie HERE: LAST MAN CLUB
Visit their website: The Last Man Club
Columbine II is a Lockheed VC-121A-LO Constellation. This aircraft was to become the first plane to use the Air Force One call-sign.
Flying A Piece Of History - It's A Pilot's Life - Swayne Martin
Swayne Martin says there's no better way to get back to the start of aviation than by flying a biplane with no GPS, few radios, and a big radial engine. This is what flying a 1943 Boeing Stearman feels like.
Bob Hoover Tribute from the early 1990's - EAA
Robert Anderson "Bob" Hoover, air show pilot, Air Force test pilot, and fighter pilot. The "pilot's pilot". He will be missed.
EAA's Ford Tri-Motor Returns to Service - EAA
In 2015 during a maintenance visit in Fresno, California, EAA decided it was about time for the Tri-Motor to undergo a major overhaul. Last Fall the restoration began, with it finishing just before the Spring tour kicked off in 2016.
Sully - Official Trailer [HD] - Warner Bros. Pictures
In theaters September 9!
Kermit Weeks - Fokker D-VII - Taxi Run / Tail Skid Movable Shoe Test - Kermit Weeks Videos
Kermit took the Fokker D-VII out again for a taxi run, to test the new movable shoe the Fantasy of Flight crew fabricated for the tail skid. Was it a success? You be the judge ... check out the clip.
Eighty-Nine Year Old Chuck Yeager - F-15 Eagle Honor Flight - Gung Ho Vids
General Chuck Yeager, at the ripe old age of 89 years, boards an F-15 Eagle at Nellis AFB as part of an honor flight. The flight was conducted in recognition of the first manned supersonic flight, when Yeager broke the sound barrier in an experimental Bell X-1 aircraft on October 14, 1947.
Bob Hoover's Final 4-Point Roll in the Sabreliner - Cory Lovell
February 2014, at the entrance to Paramount Theater in Hollywood CA. Hoover was honored in an event attended by close to 500 people, including aviation executives & celebrities to view the premier of "Perfecting Flight: Bob Hoover" a documentary of Hoover's accomplishments.
B-17 and B-25 Flight over Arizona - Must see! - CAF Airbase Arizona
Beautiful HD footage of a B-17 "Sentimental Journey" and a B-25 "Maid in the Shade".
'Rise Above' promotional video - The Red Tail Squadron - HemlockFilms
Produced by the CAF Red Tail Squadron and Hemlock Films, "Rise Above" is a documentary experience. The film uses the lessons of the Tuskegee Airmen to educate and stunning put-you-there aerial photography to inspire. For more information, visit
American Airlines DC-3 Flagship Detriot Walkaround - ErikJohnston
Erik Johnston gives a unique walk-around of the American Airlines DC-3 Flagship Detroit.
CREW 713 - The Men Who Flew the Irishman's Shanty - Shanty Films
Crew 713 tells the story of this historic, and yes, lucky crew. The tale of O'Sullivan's Iron Men and the sad, short and violent history of the 492nd Bomb Group are forever entwined. This incredible video is an appeal to sons and daughters, grandkids and great grandkids of military veterans. Please support the making of CREW 713 and help keep alive the legacy and memory of your own veteran. Please honor those who protect us by making your donation HERE.

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