In our new program “World Capitals” you will embark on a journey where together we explore incredible sights of the most famous capitals around the world. The mission to protect and defend the world’s oceans has become far more complex and challenging in recent years, and naval aviation has become increasingly vital to success. One of the greatest engineering feats in naval maritime history, the modern Nimitz-class carrier is a masterpiece of technology, and the flagship of the fleet. With RIMPAC, the world’s largest and most comprehensive international maritime training exercise providing a stunning visual context for the story, find yourself aboard the USS Ronald Reagan alongside the 5,000 highly skilled sea and air personnel conducting flight operations in the midst of the simulated war exercises taking place there. Rarely has there been a topic so visually suited and compelling for IMAX® and other giant screen theaters.
An aircraft is landing or taking off every second at one of the 44,000 airfields in the world. They range from busy international airports to airfields, which rarely see an aircraft. Some, will allow you to discover unique places with incredible histories, cultures or remarkable sceneries that few people ever see. These are the “Remote Airfields”.
Each 26-minute episode will explore the history of the airbase, inter-relationships between the airbase and the local community, why people fly there, and how these remote airports offer a gateway and a lifeline to the rest of the world.
Learning to Fly follows Beth Moran during her flight training, revealing the different highs and lows of someone on a steep learning curve to become a pilot.
The series ends with Beth Moran, at age 21, becoming the youngest person in the world to fly as a guest with the United States Air Force – Thunderbirds, the top air display team in the world. Flying and F-16, Beth pulls a 9.2G and makes aviation history.