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Built-In Parachutes? Computers? Strange Wings?
The Airplane Of The Future Is Already Here
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ROCKY MOUNT - If an airplane with its own parachute sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, then you need to watch this video. With a ballistic parachute, smart computer displays, NASA-designed wings, lightning detectors, and joystick controls, the airplane of the future is already here.
At the Rocky Mount Airport east of Raleigh, we take a look at the Cirrus airplane, the first production plane ever to actually have its own parachute built into the aircraft. Our host pilot also shows us the plane's complex avionics and takes us for a quick ride in this futuristic aircraft.
In this fun video, our host pilot shows us the Cirrus airplane which is the first production airplane ever to have a built-in parachute. We also take a quick ride over the Rocky Mount Airport in the last part of the video.
Mike Ratty of Carolina Barnstormers gives us a flight in his 1940's Waco biplane. Hang on as we go in the air for a quick ride and take to the skies in this open-aired plane of the past.
Mike gives us a tour of his aircraft and tells us about the Waco's history as a military trainer, what it's like to own a 60 year old biplane, and about the aircraft's upkeep and construction.
RED BARON: Pilot Enjoys His 1941 Waco Biplane Tour Service
DURHAM - Former airline pilot Mike Ratty of Durham has started a flying tour service called Carolina Barnstormers (www.carolinabarnstormers.com). Mike's unique aircraft is a 1940's Waco biplane which looks like "the Red Baron."
In our videos, we shoot some in-air footage as well as talk to Mike about the history of this great aircraft.
Parks Superintendent Lawrence Belli, as he gives us a quick recap of the Wright Brothers' big day a century ago at the Wright Brothers National Monument in Kill Devil Hills, NC.
WRIGHT BROTHERS: 100 Year Anniversary Of Powered Flight
KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - On a cold windy day exactly 100 years ago this year, the Wright Brothers took their famous flight, ushering in a new era for mankind. During a similar windy day at the Wright Brothers NationalMonument in Kill Devil Hills, we talked with National Parks Superintendent Lawrence Belli, as he gives us a quick recap of the big flight a century ago and the celebrations this year.
100 Year Anniversary Of The Wright Brothers Flight
FAYETTEVILLE - The Festival of Flight Airshow in Fayetteville featured an old DC-3, several stunt planes, helicopters, bi-planes, and more at the Fayetteville Airport. Check out just a few of the hundreds of planes and aerobatic shows that were at NC's largest ever airshow that was held in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the Wright Brothers flight.
VIDEO: 7 MIN. 5 MB
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