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Season 4 contains 2 DVDs, 13 episodes; approximately 6 hours and 10 minutes of exciting content!
13 episodes; approximately 6 hours and 10 minutes of exciting content
An in-depth look at the Goodyear Blimp, an American icon
Challenge the limits of bush flying in the Zenith 801
Go along on an introduction to aerobatics
Can airplane parachutes really save the lives of passengers?
How to land different types of airplanes
A look at the historic Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
How to buy an airplane
The SR-71 Blackbird, the Cobra helicopter, the tiny FLS Microjet and much more!
Season 4 Episode Guide:
4.01: The Aviators profile the incredible (and tiny) FLS Microjet aircraft and its full-sized pilot; SR-71 Blackbird pilot Terry Pappas tells us what it’s like to be one of just 478 people who have flown the stealthy Strategic Reconnaissance aircraft; The Aviators get to know the man behind the famous red Oracle plane and watch his death-defying aerobatics up close.
4.02: No runway? No problem! The Aviators challenge the limits faced in the world of bush flying in the amazing Zenith 801 utilitarian aircraft; A tribute to our flying heroes, past and present; The Instrument Landing System (ILS) is a precise system used to help planes land almost blind. The Aviators do some extreme flying in a CRJ-200 to test the system.
4.03: An introduction to the world of seaplanes; Ever wondered how to actually buy an airplane?; With over 4,200 aircraft, sure the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) is a “Boneyard” but it’s also so much more.
4.04: Participate in a search and rescue exercise with CAP members and cadets; Take an exclusive inside look at the Air Force’s eyes in the skies, the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) E-3 Sentry; Kurtis looks at the historic Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.
4.05: Anthony learns about the one-of a-kind sound and look of radial engines; In-air refueling brings new meaning to the term “close flight” as The Aviators profile the KC-135 Stratotanker and its crew.
4.06: Come aboard the two-bladed single engine attack helicopter formerly used by the United States Army, the Cobra; No other air show act in the world puts as many aircraft in the air at one time than Team AeroDynamix. We take you flying with them; Profile the A-10 Thunderbolt II, the tank-killer more commonly known as the Warthog.
4.07: Takeoffs are optional, but landings are mandatory! Kurtis takes a look at how to land different types of aircraft; Is it a boat or is it a plane? It’s both! See the exciting world of Seabees; Short or long runways, controlled or uncontrolled airports, desert, mountain, or coastal flying. Look at the various ways and places you can learn to fly.
4.08: Go flying in a blazingly fast low-wing, two-seat homebuilt aircraft, the Glasair; The Cub is an aviators’ favorite and the Legend Cub is today’s most popular American-manufactured light sport aircraft; Check out the form and function of terminals from the design of the arrivals and departures areas to how the gates are arranged to park aircraft.
4.09: Capable and affordable light sport homebuilt aircraft profile, Savannah LSA; A lot of people may recognize the helicopter from the film “Apocalypse Now,” but this Huey has a lot more history than just that; Kurtis expands his warbird flying experience and tries his hand at formation flying.
4.10: Kurtis shows you how to land an aircraft when you can’t see the ground using only your flight instruments; Can a parachute strapped to the back of an aircraft really save the lives of it passengers; We examine the history and showcase the latest variant of the Boeing 777, the 777-300ER.
4.11: A look at how aerodynamic tweaks can improve performance and increase speed; Anthony tries to keep his cool while flying without the reassuring sound of a roaring engine.
4.12: The F-4U Corsair WWII fighter made famous by the legendary Greg “Pappy” Boyington; Kurtis receives an introduction to Aerobatics.
4.13: The Goodyear Blimp is an American icon, but Goodyear is at a transformational point in their history as they revamp the fleet to Zeppelins.
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