Canada Above And Beyond: First Flight

October 8

Airing at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT), episode one of CANADA ABOVE AND BEYOND, First Flight, illustrates how flight has changed individuals and revolutionized a country. It captures the passion of a group of aviation devotees as they painstakingly stitch the canvas wings and hammer together a replica of the Silver Dart, hoping to experience the thrill of flying the same way the early pilots did. Viewers will also encounter Canadian astronaut Julie Payette who describes the exaltation of being blasted into space, and meet a young immigrant whose first flight will transport him to a dramatically different life in Canada. Lastly, this episode will allow an audience to experience the training of a fighter pilot as he takes command of a CF-18 for the very first time.

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