The Magic Of Flight (1996)
with Tom Selleck
Release date: 1996 Run time: 39 minutes Sinopsis: The Magic OF Flight takes you on a technological thrill ride faster, higher, and wilder than modern science or even your imagination! Relive the historical first flight of the Wright Brothers in 1903, then soar with the world-famous Blue angels as they defy the laws of gravity with their most breathtaking maneuvers. Narrated by Tom Selleck, The Magic Of Flight highlights and salutes a variety of modern aircraft, the people who fly them, and the human potential of training and performance. The Magic Of Flight was originally filmed using IMAX cameras and continues to exhibit in IMAX theatres around the world. This DVD version of the film, digitally mastered and transferred using the original film elements, has been produced in a manner that meets or surpasses anything available in the DVD format today. The sound components have been specially mixed down to produce an outstanding DTS &Dolby digital 5.1 home theatre experience.
Fly with the U.S. Navy's elite Blue Angels demonstration squadron in the breathtaking video The Magic of Flight, which explains the basic principles of what enables airplanes (and birds) to fly, what creates lift, how planes maneuver, how planes land again. Going back to the Wright Brothers' experiments at Kitty Hawk, the documentary explores how the intrepid bicycle makers ruminated on the elements of flight for many an hour before even attempting to assemble their first aircraft. The Blue Angels put into action the discoveries made by the Wright Brothers, as they make their selections, train, and perform.
Pilots push their high-performance fighter planes through difficult but graceful maneuvers for amazed air-show audiences, demonstrating where the state of the art really lies for 21st-century flying. For all the skills of the pilots, however, the most astonishing part of the video would have to be the camera work, with cameras mounted on the planes' bellies, noses, and cockpits to give an up-close view of what the machines are really capable of. Planes fly arm's length apart during maneuvers where the slightest misstep would mean certain catastrophe. The Magic of Flight does indeed go a long way toward capturing the wonder of flying, with spectacular camera work, editing, and production. --Jerry Renshaw by Amazon.com