Snowbirds Air Acrobatics (02:33)
Captain Rivard discusses the risks of formation flying. Seven crew members have been killed in the squadron's 39 year history.
Wing Walking (01:59)
Carol Pilon describes the risk management and thrills of performing acrobatics on a 60 year old biplane.
Barn Storming (03:05)
Learn about World War I fighter pilot and daredevil Freddie McCall, and view early aviation air show stunts.
Stunt Flying (02:21)
Canadian pilots describe trust and concentration needed to fly WWII Harvards in formation. They do a fly past at a remembrance ceremony.
Canadian Royal Air Force (02:28)
A World War II veteran recalls pilot training and combat missions.
Testing Planes (02:14)
Paul Kissman prepares to test an F-86 Saber from the Cold War; learn risks involved.
Avoiding Complacency (01:44)
Stunt pilots practice choreography on the ground and rebuild plane engines annually to ensure function.
Snowbirds Aerobatics Training (03:22)
Rivard selects pilots based on skill and reaction. They rehearse emergency responses and are honest about mistakes to minimize error.
Stunt Flying Tragedy (03:24)
In 2004, two Snowbirds pilots crashed in flight. Miles Selby was killed instantly; Chris Mallet reflects on surviving and honoring his partner's legacy.
Saving a Passenger Jet (03:03)
Captain Robert Piché recalls responding to engine failure on a flight from Toronto to Lisbon. He executed a glider landing and still has adrenaline from the event.
Fear of Flying (02:11)
Commercial flights require people to relinquish total control of their lives. Canadians attend a workshop to address their phobia.
Risk Taking Attitude (02:43)
An ultralight pilot describes returning to flight after a crash that paralyzed him.
Aviation Mission (03:10)
Kissman's wife worries about risks as he test flies an F-86 Saber. Despite a minor mechanical failure, he returns safely.
Taking Charge of Fear (02:53)
Participants in a flying phobia workshop go on a successful practice flight.
First Flight Replica (03:10)
A recreation of Canada's silver dart is flown in 2009—commemorating 100 years of aviation. Learn how flying shaped national history.
Credits: Dancing with Danger: Canada Above and Beyond (01:06)
Credits: Dancing with Danger: Canada Above and Beyond
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