February 7, 2014
By Benét J. Wilson
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has released "Courage," the first trailer for the movie Planes: Fire & Rescue. The movie, in 3-D, is the sequel to last summer’s hit and will be released on July 18.
The second edition is a new comedy-adventure with a theme of second chances. It features a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from a raging wildfire.
When world-famous air racer Dusty, voiced by Dane Cook, learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and launches into the world of aerial firefighting. In the movie, he joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team, including spirited super scooper Dipper (voiced by Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie, and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers.
The team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. The film was directed by Bobs Gannaway, who has produced and directed Disney movies and television shows.
AOPA eNewsletter and Social Media Editor Benét J. Wilson joined AOPA in 2011. She is working on her private pilot certificate.
Movies and Television,
Aircraft Power and Fuel
AOPA told lawmakers that a tax-abatement bill introduced in Nevada would stimulate aviation business and make more services available to members.
New legislation in both houses of Congress would allow thousands of pilots to fly without a third class medical and offer new protections for GA pilots.
Two bills that would increase aviation fuel taxes and tap some proceeds for nonaviation purposes could place New Mexico in conflict with federal grant guarantees.
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