Be forewarned, there is carnage. No blood, but some props do go back
to the dust from whence they came.
Phoenix pilot Adam Bell does an admirable job capturing the
highlights and a few lowlights during this 40 minute DVD.
A lot of launches and landings are shown with narrated commentary on
the process. Other parts of the fly-in are captured including the
spectacular bowling ball launcher firing at night. That's one explosion
not miss. One of those shots incorporated a concoction of avgas, diesel,
auto fuel and probably some other flammable miscellany that made for a
Hollywood level explosion. I watched it
live and kept my distance. Even from a hundred yards back you could feel
Humorous telling of some scenes helps keep it from becoming just a
bunch of flying. He even captured my flying of danger Dell's trike with
the snotrag (11 m ²) wing. Dell, who is the event's comic relief, is
shown flying in his usual way, aggressively.
Most of the footage comes from the ground but it includes the pilot's
perspective, too, as Adam takes his helmet cam aloft to show some of the
You'll get a good feel for this laid-back event with Adam's
treatment of it and enjoy seeing what other pilots do at these things.
Adam is selling the DVD in order to help offset some of the costs to
have it at such a nice facility. You can purchase it from his website,
http://www.aerosmack.com and help support next years event.