First Airplane Experience (01:46)
Canadian children fly for the first time on a family vacation.
Replicating the Silver Dart (03:16)
Learn about Canada's first flight in 1909. Retired engineers construct a new model to fly on its 100 year anniversary.
Silver Dart Construction (01:08)
Learn how Alexander Graham Bell and John McCurdy designed the flying machine to compete with the Wright Brothers' invention.
Silver Dart Pilot (01:31)
Former Canadian astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason will fly a replica of the first flying machine.
Top Gun Training (03:13)
An elite Canadian Air Force pilot prepares for his first flight in the CF-18 Hornet.
CF-18 Hornet (02:20)
Flight simulators prepare pilots to fly the Canadian Air Force jet. Learn its power and weapons capacity; confidence is crucial for success.
Fighter Combat International (03:05)
Amateur husband and wife pilots engage in a supervised air battle in Arizona.
First Commercial Flights (02:10)
A retired Air Canada pilot prepares a 1939 Silver Lady for a test run, and describes his flying career.
Trans Canada Flights (03:47)
Learn the commercial airline's history, including introducing stewardesses. Pilots explain how airplane models have changed since the '30s.
Child Pilot (03:32)
Emma Houlston became the youngest Canadian to fly a plane across the country in 1988. She and her father take a reunion flight.
Life Changing Flight (05:46)
A six-year-old enjoys his first flight. Bruny Surin recalls leaving Haiti for Montreal in 1975; Canadian citizenship allowed him to become an Olympic athlete.
Space Flight (03:19)
Canadian astronaut Julie Payette describes her first mission in 1999. Houlston discusses how flying makes her feel.
Top Gun Success (01:03)
A Canadian Air Force pilot lands his first CF-18 Hornet.
Silver Dart Flight (04:13)
Tryggvason successfully flies a replica of Canada's first airplane on its 100th anniversary.
Credits: First Flight: Canada Above and Beyond (01:05)
Credits: First Flight: Canada Above and Beyond
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