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Untold Aviation Adventure Stories

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Untold Aviation Adventure Stories

    Shiny planes and parachutes

    Shiny planes and parachutes

    24 Year old Kieran Tookey recently rebuilt his 1947 Ercoupe. He sat down with us to talk about this shiny airplane, and the various adrenaline fuelled hobbies he enjoys. 


     


    Kieran: https://www.instagram.com/ktookster/


    Brian: https://www.instagram.com/intheblueyonder/


    Scott: https://www.instagram.com/holmes540/

    • 50 min
    Give Hope Wings with Dave McElroy

    Give Hope Wings with Dave McElroy

    Hope Air is a charity that helps get people in financial need to and from remote medical treatments. To date, they've helped over 150,000 people by arranging flights and accommodations. Dave McElroy is a leader amongst their organization, and has arranged and headed up several group flight events to raise money. To date, Dave's Give Hope Wings charity has raised over $900,000 for Hope Air, and is aiming to raise another $1.1 million more in 2021. Dave also flew around the world in 2014 to raise money for a few different charities. 


    www.givehopewings.ca

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The engine fell off! Chuck Wentworth's 1981 Reno Emergency

    The engine fell off! Chuck Wentworth's 1981 Reno Emergency

    Chuck Wentworth was one of the fastest Reno racers around. In 1981, he had a catastrophic failure that caused the engine to fall off his plane, which produced one of the most harrowing photos we've ever seen. Chuck has flown many other aircraft, and has even restored several aircraft that are now in the Smithsonian. We were extremely lucky to interview Chuck. 

    Photo credit: Maxine Carlin

    • 49 min
    Setting a record in a home built airplane

    Setting a record in a home built airplane

    Jim Price recounts his story of flying his home built Long EZ to a C-1A altitude record of over 35,000 feet. That record that has stood unbroken since 1996. 

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Formula 1 Stories with the Goforths

    Formula 1 Stories with the Goforths

    We talk to Kelly and Phillip Goforth, who are living legends in the Formula 1 Air Race scene. They have a lot of history with IF1, and plan to keep flying and training new pilots. 

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Do drones have a place at GA airports?

    Do drones have a place at GA airports?

    We talk to Cole from Pegasus Imagery about the future of drone tech, and how drones will stay safe in shared airspace.

    • 1 hr 18 min

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