Bush Pilot: Reflections on a Canadian Myth
A reflection on the development of the North, where towns are increasingly being remade in the image of the South, and bush pilots are slowly becoming obsolete (22:32).
Alaska Aviation Moments 1920s - 1970s
A compilation of silent Alaska aviation clips from a variety of collections held by the Alaska Film Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks (1:20:23).
Alaska Airlines Lockheed Starliner N7316C, 1960s
Scenes of an Alaska Airlines Lockheed Starliner (N7316C) landing and taxiing on a snowy runway at Kotzebue, Alaska, in the 1960s (1:46).
The Northwest Staging Route, Edmonton-Fairbanks, 1943
This film follows Lend Lease fighter, bomber, and transport aircraft bound for Russia, from Edmonton to Ladd Field in Fairbanks (9:42).
The Wonderful Jet World of Pan American
This promotional film from 1959 gives a good look at Pan Am's Boeing 707s, including the work of mechanics and other crew, and the new jet service to Europe (24:13).
Blake: the Freedom of Flying
Director Bill Mason's short film from 1969 focuses on fellow filmmaker Blake James, who pilots his own little biplane (19:21).
Consolidated PBY Catalina Flight Training
Spend some time in Catalina N9767, from firing the engines through takeoff, to landing (10:36).
A Flight in 1929 Ford 4-AT-E Trimotor NC8407
From engine fire-up to aerial footage, the beautifully-restored 1929 Trimotor belonging to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) (11:51).
Paragliding under the Aurora Borealis in Norway
Spanish acrobatic paraglider pilot Horacio Llorens makes an incredible flight under the light of a strong aurora (3:20).
Wings Over the Rockies
In this beautiful film, Harrison Ford, flying his 1955 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Mk.I Beaver, N28S, talks about his love of flying (9:58).
B-29: Frozen in Time
The complete PBS documentary from Nova describes the 1947 crash and recovery 50 years later of a B-29 named Kee Bird in Greenland (1:35:02).
The Flying Boats
Episode 4 of the documentary TV series Wings: The Giants (51:24).
Action at the Whitehorse, Yukon Water Bomber Base
Watching 3 Air Tanker AT-802F turboprop water bombers fire up, take on retardant and taxi away for for practise runs (6:48).
World's Largest Wind Vane - a DC-3 in Whitehorse, Yukon
This historically significant DC-3 is mounted on a pedestal outside the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse, Yukon (1:41).
The DC-10 Air Tanker
This American wide-body jet air tanker has been in service as an aerial firefighting unit since 2006 (4:38).
Flying into Skagway, Alaska
Flying into Skagway in a Wings of Alaska Cessna 207 on a very windy, gusty day, June 12, 2012 (3:27).
Five Airbus A350s Airliners in Formation Flight
The five test and development Airbus A350-900s took to the skies for a formation flight in September 2014 (6:31).
Martin Mars Water Bomber
Coulson Flying Tankers' Martin JRM-3 Mars C-FLYL - engine startup, taxi, scooping water, a flyby and a water drop (3:37).
CL-215 Water Bomber at Highway Accident
A Canadair CL-215 water bomber working nearby was brought in to put out a fire at a highway accident on the Trans Labrador Highway in July 2013 (0:43).
Landing a Small Plane on a Freighter at Sea
An Aeroprakt Foxbat A22 lands on the deck of the cargo ship M2 Runner in October 2013 (1:59).
Extreme Airplane Watching at St. Maarten
The Caribbean island of St. Maarten is famous for its spectacular airport, Princess Juliana, where aircraft pass over Maho beach at head-height. Shot in 2013 (19:54).
Extreme Airplane Watching at Skiathos Airport, Greece
Extremely low landings and dangerous aircraft blasts during takeoff attract people who are just plane crazy (3:06).
Landing on the Shortest Runway in the World
Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport (SAB), on the Caribbean island of Saba, has a runway that is only 1,300 feet long (2:15).
Approach and Landing at Chagual, Peru
Chagual Airport in Peru (SPGL) has one of the most challenging approaches in the world, through a tight, winding canyon (2:27).