Congo Bush Pilots

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Technology Documentary hosted by Peter Coyote, published by National Geographic broadcasted as part of NG Explorer series in 2008 - English narration

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The Democratic Republic of Congo is an African nation the size of Western Europe. 30 years of war, famine and governmental corruption have crippled a struggling infrastructure. 75% of the country is inaccessible by road, creating a situation of utter dependence on bush pilots-- flyers with the courage and skill to land planes on some of the world’s most challenging terrain. This is their story. Bush piloting in the Congo may be one of the world's most hazardous professions. In order for the Congo to receive vital supplies, brave men and women known as bush pilots must risk life and limb to transport cargo to this remote region of the world. Landing strips are often little more than pitted dirt roads, local militia is known to fire on them and water buffalo may block the runway, so what drives them to do it? In this episode of Explorer, we'll meet some bush pilots, hear their harrowing accounts and witness firsthand the challenges they face in the Congo. Produced by Market Road Films for National Geographic Television

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Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
Video Bitrate: 3 053 Kbps
Video Resolution: 1280x720
Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Frames Per Second: 23.976 fps
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 384 kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 6
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 45 min 28 s
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 1.09 GiB
Source: HDTV
Capper: DiVERGE

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