Flightpath

Flightpath

1998 - 2002,
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Episode Guide

  • Flightpath - The Top Ten Aircraft (Episode 71)
    Episode 71:

    The Top Ten Aircraft

    The best of the airships.

  • Flightpath - First Flights (Episode 70)
    Episode 70:

    First Flights

    Aviation pioneers.

  • Flightpath - Super Jumbo (Episode 69)
    Episode 69:

    Super Jumbo

    Designers race to build the next generation of passenger jets.

  • Flightpath - Future Fighter (Episode 68)
    Episode 68:

    Future Fighter

    Nations team up to produce new combat aircraft and reduce development costs.

  • Flightpath - Rescue Chopper (Episode 67)
    Episode 67:

    Rescue Chopper

    Canadian pilots travel to Europe to evaluate a new helicopter, the Cormorant.

  • Flightpath - Friendly Bandits (Episode 66)
    Episode 66:

    Friendly Bandits

    Western hobbyists covet former Soviet warplanes.

  • Flightpath - Flightdeck Tomorrow (Episode 65)
    Episode 65:

    Flightdeck Tomorrow

    The RAF has an advanced flight simulator.

  • Flightpath - Skywatch (Episode 64)
    Episode 64:

    Skywatch

    Law-enforcement pilots swoop in low to patrol the waters of Newfoundland.

  • Flightpath - Centennial of Flight (Episode 63)
    Episode 63:

    Centennial of Flight

    An attempt to repeat the first ever flight of the Wright Brothers by testing a replica of their "Wright Flyer" aircraft.

  • Flightpath - Risen Wings (Episode 62)
    Episode 62:

    Risen Wings

    Dedicated hobbyists salvage lost aircraft.

  • Flightpath - Firebombers (Episode 61)
    Episode 61:

    Firebombers

    Examing Conair Aviation's various aerial fire fighting methods used to combat wild fires.

  • Flightpath - Stratotanker (Episode 60)
    Episode 60:

    Stratotanker

    Air-to-air refuelling.

  • Flightpath - Air Alert (Episode 59)
    Episode 59:

    Air Alert

    Pilots Brian Johnston and Ron Bodine take part in NORAD live-fly exercise Amalgam Warrior.

  • Flightpath - Treetop Tornado (Episode 58)
    Episode 58:

    Treetop Tornado

    European pilots hone their low-level flying skills at a special base in Labrador.

  • Flightpath - Virtual Flight Simulator (Episode 57)
    Episode 57:

    Virtual Flight Simulator

    A Royal Air Force base has the world's most advanced flight simulator.

  • Flightpath - Robot Skies (Episode 56)
    Episode 56:

    Robot Skies

    Long used in space, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are now coming into the confines of the Earth's atmosphere.

  • Flightpath - Crop Dusters (Episode 55)
    Episode 55:

    Crop Dusters

    Crop dusting.

  • Flightpath - Space Odyssey (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:

    Space Odyssey

  • Flightpath - Heli-Skiing (Episode 53)
    Episode 53:

    Heli-Skiing

    Skiing high on the Rocky Mountains with the aid of the Canada Mountain Holiday's skilled heli-ski pilots.

  • Flightpath - Kit Planes (Episode 52)
    Episode 52:

    Kit Planes

    Resilient kit planes often serve purposes greater than pure recreation, keeping poachers in Africa on the run and transporting needed medicines to the jungles of Venezuela.

  • Flightpath - Bird's Eye (Episode 51)
    Episode 51:

    Bird's Eye

    A company that has revolutionized aerial photography.

  • Flightpath - Silent Flight (Episode 50)
    Episode 50:

    Silent Flight

    Pilots glide through deserts and mountain ranges.

  • Flightpath - Air Lifeline (Episode 48)
    Episode 48:

    Air Lifeline

    Workers on oil rigs off the coast of Newfoundland rely on Cougar helicopter pilots and crews to brave the ice and fog for transportation to the mainland.

  • Flightpath - Pilots of Peace (Episode 47)
    Episode 47:

    Pilots of Peace

    The dangerous daily operations of NATO aircraft during peacetime, including land mine sweeps, surveillance and medical evacuation.

  • Flightpath - The Legendary Lancaster (Episode 46)
    Episode 46:

    The Legendary Lancaster

    Commemorating the deaths of the 10,000 Canadian bomber pilots who lost their lives in World War II; remembering the legendary Lancaster bomber.

  • Flightpath - The Spitfire Breed (Episode 45)
    Episode 45:

    The Spitfire Breed

    Rediscovering the Spitfire, one of the most important fighters dotting the skies during World War II.

  • Flightpath - Captive Pilots (Episode 44)
    Episode 44:

    Captive Pilots

    Western powers train pilots in withstanding the physical trials and psychological tribulations they may face if gunned down over hostile territory.

  • Flightpath - Korea to Kosovo (Episode 43)
    Episode 43:

    Korea to Kosovo

    More than 50 years after combat jets first took to war-torn skies, Canadian fighters lift off for duty over Kosovo.

  • Flightpath - Storm Busters (Episode 42)
    Episode 42:

    Storm Busters

    Pilots work on an experimental "cloud seeding" project to reduce the threat of dangerous hail.

  • Flightpath - Polar Skies (Episode 41)
    Episode 41:

    Polar Skies

    Helicopter pilot Steve Miller flies over the tundra searching for polar bears and herding flocks of geese.

  • Flightpath - Battle Scout (Episode 40)
    Episode 40:

    Battle Scout

    The Boeing Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche offers a preview of the digital battlefield of the 21st century.

  • Flightpath - Flight Odyssey (Episode 39)
    Episode 39:

    Flight Odyssey

    A suborbital flight could be the next great aviation adventure.

  • Flightpath - Beaver Fever (Episode 38)
    Episode 38:

    Beaver Fever

    The Beaver, a 50-year-old bush plane, is experiencing new popularity.

  • Flightpath - Sailing the Skies (Episode 37)
    Episode 37:

    Sailing the Skies

    Entries from the United States and United Kingdom square off in the World Hot-Air Airship Competition.

  • Flightpath - Air Safari (Episode 36)
    Episode 36:

    Air Safari

    American and Canadian pilots participate in the Ungava Rally, flying seaplanes in northern Quebec.

  • Flightpath - Wild Wings (Episode 35)
    Episode 35:

    Wild Wings

    Scientists use planes to track wolves of Yellowstone National Park.

  • Flightpath - Sea Dragon (Episode 34)
    Episode 34:

    Sea Dragon

    The Sea Dragon, a helicopter fitted with sensors, swept shipping lanes for naval mines.

  • Flightpath - Air Strike (Episode 33)
    Episode 33:

    Air Strike

    A U.S. Air Force rapid-response team gets its first chance to deploy men and weapons.

  • Flightpath - First of the Few (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    First of the Few

    The 75th anniversary of the Canadian air force; flying ace William Barker.

  • Flightpath - Crisis in the Cockpit (Episode 31)
    Episode 31:

    Crisis in the Cockpit

    Military and civilian aircraft; pilots leave the Canadian air force for better paying civilian jobs.

  • Flightpath - Osprey (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:

    Osprey

    The V-22 Osprey, a tilt-motor hybrid, combines helicopter and plane capabilities.

  • Flightpath - Open Cockpit (Episode 29)
    Episode 29:

    Open Cockpit

    Robert Ragozzino tries to beat his U.S. cross-country record in an open-cockpit Stearman as he prepares to try for the around-the-world solo circumnavigation record.

  • Flightpath - Sky Sentry (Episode 28)
    Episode 28:

    Sky Sentry

    NATO's Airborne Warning and Control Systems planes; radar intelligence.

  • Flightpath - Fighter Pilot (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    Fighter Pilot

    An examination of Maple Flag, a simulated combat experience for fighter pilots from North America and Europe.

  • Flightpath - Crime Choppers (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    Crime Choppers

    A survey of the airborne units of the Calgary, Alta., and Los Angeles police forces.

  • Flightpath - The Icarus Dream (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    The Icarus Dream

    A Seattle flight team builds a human pedal-powered craft for a record voyage of 100 miles.

  • Flightpath - Countdown to Orbit (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    Countdown to Orbit

    This chronicle of the history of planes and the space shuttle culminates with the launching of the space shuttle Discovery.

  • Flightpath - Flying the Forests (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    Flying the Forests

    Logging forests in British Columbia using heavy-lift helicopters.

  • Flightpath - Danger Patrol (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:

    Danger Patrol

    U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards share duties along the Pacific coast.

  • Flightpath - Northern Wings (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    Northern Wings

    The Canadian Maritime Air Group's Aurora plane was designed for submarine surveillance.

  • Flightpath - Sky Giant (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    Sky Giant

    A state-of-the-art air transporter that makes transporting heavy cargo easy.

  • Flightpath - Hurricane Hunters (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    Hurricane Hunters

    Dedicated pilots fly into the eyes of storms to send back weather information essential to hurricane forecasting.

  • Flightpath - Airships 2000 (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    Airships 2000

    The race to produce the biggest and best airships like the German zeppelins.

  • Flightpath - Harrier Strike (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    Harrier Strike

    The Harrier jet, the deadliest weapon in the United States arsenal.

  • Flightpath - Wolf Pack (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    Wolf Pack

    Kunsan, South Korea, is the only front-line airbase involving a superpower in a potential state of war.

  • Flightpath - Air Dominance (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    Air Dominance

    A showcase of aviation adventures, both military and civilian, that examines rare footage and films of various aircraft.

  • Flightpath - Warbirds (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    Warbirds

    Retrieving and restoring historic airplanes.

  • Flightpath - Airlift (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    Airlift

    Canadian Forces use the C-130 ("Mighty Hercules") to aid civilians under seige in Sarajevo.

  • Flightpath - Seek and Save (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Seek and Save

    The history of Canada's search and rescue operations.

  • Flightpath - Skycops (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    Skycops

    Canadian law enforcement takes to the skies for some high-tech crimefighting.

  • Flightpath - Frontier Wings (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Frontier Wings

    Bush-pilots brave extreme conditions to transport food and supplies to remote regions of the Canadian deep north.

  • Flightpath - The Joy of Flying (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    The Joy of Flying

    Ultralight plane kits bring the gift of flight to many, including paraplegics.

  • Flightpath - Smoke On! (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Smoke On!

    The mystique and excitement of air shows, including Canada's famous Snowbirds.

  • Flightpath - Mission of Flight (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Mission of Flight

    Volunteers travel to developing nations to teach local medical professionals the latest sight-saving techniques.

  • Flightpath - The Fire Eaters (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    The Fire Eaters

    Aerial firefighters combat Ontario blazes by water-bombing the flames.

  • Flightpath - Birds of Fortune (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Birds of Fortune

    Prospecting for nickel and copper by helicopter in Newfoundland.

  • Flightpath - Bandage-One (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    Bandage-One

    The life-saving missions of "air ambulances" require certain modifications for flight and specific outfitting.

  • Flightpath - Fighting the G's (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    Fighting the G's

    Scientists strive to counter the effects of G-forces on pilots.

  • Flightpath - The Man They Call Father Goose (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    The Man They Call Father Goose

    Bill Lishman helps injured and distressed Canada geese and trumpeter swans prepare for their annual migration.

  • Flightpath - The Everlasting Frontier (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    The Everlasting Frontier

    The history and appeal of flying.