The Flightline, an aviation show, launches its second season in high def.
The television program is partnering with FOX Sports network, which is expected to expand its reach. Right now the show is only available to viewers in Minnesota, Wisconsin and that region.
The show is hosted by Mark DeJoy, of Eden Prairie, Minn., and “show pilot” and consultant Paul Jackson of Chaska, who is a senior captain for an airline and a CFI. DeJoy and Jackson are lifelong friends who have known each other since kindergarten.
This season, the show will be broadcast on Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. A channel finder is provided on The Flightline website to find your local channels.
The program’s aviation stories focus not only on aircraft new and old, military and civilian, small and large, but also on the people who fly them. The stories are produced to appeal not only the aviation enthusiast, but by anyone who marvels at the wonder of flight, according to company officials. In addition to ground-based HD cameras, the production team uses small HD cameras mounted in and around the aircraft to give the audience the feeling they are along for the ride when they take to the skies.
Featured stories include: the Navy’s Blue Angels, the Air Force’s new F-22 Stealth Fighter, vintage aircraft from aviation’s Golden Age, old warbirds, aerobatic aircraft, barnstormers and stories about the past, present and future of aviation.
“We like to tell people that we provide an air show every week for our viewers,” said Executive Producer Mark DeJoy. “When people get to see these aircraft up close and in the air in high definition, it really is like you’re there in the cockpit”
For more information: TheFlightline.tv