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The Magic of Flight (1996)

 -  Short | Documentary  -  1996 (USA)
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The Magic of Flight places viewers in the cockpit of a Blue Angels jet aircraft so they can experience the thrill of high performance flight. Narrated by Tom Selleck, The Magic of Flight ... See full summary »

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The Magic of Flight places viewers in the cockpit of a Blue Angels jet aircraft so they can experience the thrill of high performance flight. Narrated by Tom Selleck, The Magic of Flight shows the path of flight starting with the Wright Brothers at Kittyhawk in 1903 all the way through to the supersonic maneuvers of today's aircraft. This high-energy film affirms the importance of training and skill as it conveys the pure joy of flight. Written by jbicks

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Incredible!!!!!
22 July 2000 | by (St. Louis, Mo) – See all my reviews

I saw this when it came out in IMAX because watching it for the first time would almost be sac-religious. I have always been fascinated with the Blue Angels, and this only reinforced my previous beliefs. It also profiled another stunt pilot who I love to watch fly, Patty Wagstaff who flies the BFgoodrich Extra 300s.

The narration by Tom Selleck could not have been done any better by anyone else. Listening to his voice on the massive IMAX screen gave it a sense of peacefulness.

Since it left the IMAX theater, I now own it on video cassette. It doesn't have the same draw as it did on the big screen, but I still love to watch it over and over again just the same.

The only bad part of the movie was that it was not long enough. The total length time was 39 minutes.

If you love to watch the Blue Angels, or love the history of flight, by all means this is the video for you.


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