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'The Joy of Flight': Behind the Scenes With Filmmaker Gavin McClurg

In an interview with the Banff Centre, paraglider Gavin McClurg talks about getting the shot for last flight in his film 500 Miles to Nowhere. "It was a big deal to get a helicopter to do some of the filming, and everything had to be right." Once the pilots were airborne, it became more about the "joy of flight."

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