I Am the Bird

You never know when something is going to happen that will change your life in an instant. Joe Pires had dreamed of flying since he was a young boy, but finally, in his 50s, he got his chance in a unique contraption called a gyroplane. Come fly away.

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Ed Shadle

Ed Shadle is the ultimate do-it-yourselfer. Now nearly 70, he dreams of breaking the world land speed record, and to achieve his goal, he’s built himself the ultimate racer — a jet engine-powered racecar.

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Light the Spark Within

What would you do if you had all the money in the world and a lifetime to spend it? Kermit Weeks realized early on that for him, the sky’s the limit. He owns an airplane museum but only recently discovered his true life’s purpose.

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Joe Kittinger

Joe Kittinger

Joe Kittinger was actually the first man in space but very few know his name or the stories of his feats. Find out how his courage set the groundwork for the space program and how he’s still looking for his next adventure, even in his 80s.

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Soaring to New Heights

The best glider pilots in North America over the age of 55 gather for the Senior Soaring National Championships. Former fighter pilots and commercial airline pilots call soaring the greatest test of all.

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