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Blake: the Freedom of Flying

In this short film from 1969, director Bill Mason focuses on his friend and fellow filmmaker Blake James, who, in his never-ending quest for freedom, pilots his own plane. This film is Mason's view of his friend as a "hobo of the skies," but it is also an adventure that beckons the viewer to come along for the ride (19:21).

Blake's plane is a homebuilt single-seat biplane, a MacGregor MG65, that was built in 1960 and is registered as CF-RCZ. In September 2016, it was delivered to the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

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