THE PLOT THUS FAR
LEGENDS OF FLIGHT is a film that will not only delight and entertain the aviation enthusiast but also educate and inspired renewed interest in aviation by the traveling public, the media and young people who may ultimately aspire to a career in aviation.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Legends of Flight” follows Boeing chief test pilot, Mike Carriker, through the process of creating a modern airplane. Despite having flown more than 100 airplanes, Carriker still exhibits a giddy enthusiasm for aircraft and flying. It is through his eager and knowledgeable eyes that the audience learns of the inside workings of building an airplane.
The audience gets to peek inside Boeing’s manufacturing facility, which is one of the largest building structures in the world having to roll off wide bodied aircraft from an assembly line, but as a trade off we have got to sit through some very strange recreation of board room drama where designers and engineers get to pretend once again what happened during the early years of their dreaming of a new, larger, and more efficient plane. It’s also quite something to see how man’s inspiration for flight, the bird, got to be studied a little more thoroughly to understand the mechanics of flight, and to adopt what little knowledge is gleaned to be incorporated into the design.
The Blu-Ray comes with a featurette and trailers. The profile gallery helps to break down each of the aircraft models and shows off their capabilities. The A/V Quality is pretty strong with a 3D and HD mix that shows off an amazing level of clarity. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track is just as strong, but it overpowers the tweeters in my home theater. But, I guess that’s what you get from amazing aerial action.