Test Flights: Beyond the Limits (1998)

Genres - Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Computers, Inventions & Innovations, Vehicles & Transportation  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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History is being made at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. From supersonic travel to experimental aircraft, Test Flights - Beyond the Limits captures the hidden world of cutting-edge technology in The New Frontier. The video goes even deeper behind the scenes into the miniscule brains that do most of the work. In this modern age, computers run the show and are able to control a plane down to the slightest wing maneuver. The futuristic X-29 and the brand-new X-31 are both featured here. Where a pilot leaves off, the computer takes over, enabling a plane to flip, spin, and function in a highly unpredictable way. Contrary to popular belief, a computer-controlled aircraft is often safer. Thanks to researchers and danger-seeking pilots, Test Flights provides the viewer with a wild flight into the future.



aircraft, flight, pilot, technology, test-flight