Classic Cockpits - Flying the de Havilland Vampire. In 1943, an exciting sound was heard around British airfields and a new shape appeared in British skies. It was the twin-boom de Havilland Vampire, the second jet fighter to enter Royal Air Force service. Now, you can step into the cockpit of a two-seat trainer version of the Vampire to experience the thrill of flight just like pilots who learned to fly the famous jet in the immediate post-World War II period!
Filmed with multiple, high definition, on-board cameras, this program takes you for a heart-racing aerobatic sortie, first in formation with another Vampire and then solo. You'll also enjoy spectacular air-to-air footage of your flight, listen in to the chatter on the intercom, accompany the pilot as he performs the pre-flight walk around, and examine the cockpit. You'll even take a detailed look at the de Havilland Goblin, an early production turbojet engine!
Run time is about 52 minutes. Widescreen in color. Format is NTSC DVD.