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Dynamic Aviation restored the original Air Force One - Columbine II and flew it from Marana Arizona to Mt. Pleasant Texas then to Bridgewater Virginia. We were there to document this historic return to flight that the restoration team at Dynamic Aviation accomplished.
Scot Urschel Flying 1925 WACO 9 - Erik Johnston
Scot Urschel got the opportunity to pilot one of only two WACO 9's in the country. Mid America Flight Museum pilot Kelly Mahon gives Scot some last minute advice before taking off. Museum founder Scott Glover piloted the helicopter for Bruce Heffner to operate the camera mounted to the nose.
What's Happening Mid America Flight Museum April 2018 - ErikJohnston
Check out what's happening at the museum and the latest acquisition, the 1929 Waco Taperwing. This way we can keep you up to speed of the restoration projects and fun times everyone is having around the museum.
WOW! Biplane Formation Flight out of Mid America Flight Museum - Erik Johnston
Take a ride in a Travel Air 4000 with pilot Kelly Mahon in a formation made up of three other biplanes lead by pilot Jay Crowell, with Scott Glover and Andrew Keist off his wings. Scott Urschel and Bruce Hefner were shooting video from the Bell Long Ranger helicopter you see flying around us.
1925 WACO 9 Walkaround! - Erik Johnston
Kelly Mahon gives us a very detailed walkaround tour of the 1925 WACO 9 at the Mid America Flight Museum in Mount Pleasant Texas. This is one of two WACO 9's flying in the country and possibly the oldest airplane currently flying in Texas.
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Scot Warren and Andrew Kiest flew two of the most beautiful Waco biplanes for my camera!
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Each of these gorgeous aircraft are brand new!! The YMF-5F on amphib floats is just stunning!!
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Kermit takes Jody Trost, the runner-up winner of the 25K Facebook Followers raffle, for a flight in the Sikorsky S-39. He gives her a basic flying lesson in Part 1, then follows up in Part 2 by taking her to the lake for a water landing. Come along for the ride
Sikorsky S-39 Flight - Part 1 - First Flying Lesson - Kermit Weeks Videos
Kermit gives Jody Trost, the runner-up winner of the 25K Facebook Followers raffle, a flying lesson in the Sikorsky S-39. Come along for a first flight lesson.
Curtiss Pusher Air-to-Air - Poetry in Motion - Kermit Weeks Videos
Fantastic video from Kermit Weeks. A helicopter camera filmed a Curtiss Pusher in flight.
Farewell to the Queen of the Skies: The pilots of GE's 747-100 flying testbed - GE Aviation
As GE's original B747 flying testbed takes its last flight, hear from the pilots who flew the aircraft for more than 25 years with 39 different engine builds.
The Beautiful Stearman Biplane - Warbirds - Fight to Fly Photography
It's tough to beat the beautiful lines and soothing sound of a Stearman biplane. These classic trainers from WWII are still flown all over the world, bringing smiles to everyone who encounters one.
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A classic Beech 18 is an enduring tribute to a father-son bond.
Antonov AN-2 - A flight inside the Cockpit - Awesome radial engine Sound - Alleswasspassmacht
A flight in the copilot seat of the Antonov AN2. This ride was filmed inside the cockpit and the start and landing from outside the plane as well. The scenic flight starts at Albstadt-Degerfeld in Germany and passes the beautiful Castle of Hohenzollern.
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