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A Modern-Day Air Cowboy

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A Modern-Day Air Cowboy

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Before becoming a pilot, Stu Sprung was a firefighter and paramedic, and a flight medic for FEMA. He has responded to thousands of US emergencies, including the World Trade Center attack on 9-11.

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In the industry known as "ferry flying," only pilots with nerves of steel need apply. Buckle up with ferry flier entrepreneur Cory Bengtzen and his daring team of cowboy pilots as they deliver secondhand, small planes across distances they were never meant to fly. Their job is to deliver aircrafts, anywhere at anytime. Witness the challenges of this big risk, big reward business, from massive storms and major malfunctions to underdeveloped airports and over-demanding clients.

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