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Journey Home | Wonderful World | Island Time | Return From Montebello | The Big Two Oh!

Full Emotion | Full Action | More than a Feeling | Montebello Magic | Challenger Magic

Tomorrow is Today | Circuit Montebello

Spring Skiing | Summer Escape | Misty Morning

Are You Ready For Captain Jack

Ten Months To Build A Lifetime Of Enjoyment

Come Away With Me | Rudder Brothers

Challenger II 582 Ski Launch

Challenger 582-503 Landlubbers | Challenger 582-503 Headstart | Challenger 582-503 Difference

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A picture is worth a thousand words so a video must be worth a million! If this is your first visit to our Cinema read the notes here then scroll down to choose. Simply click on the underlined titles to open up a YouTube player window.

Our standard player is 800x600 which should fit on any computer, tablet or smartphone. HD videos will give you a choice of a larger 1280x720 player.
With either size you may find it benefical to maximize the browser window.

High Definition videos like "Full Emotion" and "The Big Two Oh!" are best viewed in full screen mode. Click on the bottom right corner of the player where you see the four corners of a square. To exit full screen mode press ESC.

You can watch all the videos on our Challenger YouTube Playlists where you can select videos individually from the playlist or play them all. We have two sizes of player: 800x600 for smaller monitors and 1280x720 for larger monitors.

There is a DVD video available with an eclectic selection of old and new footage which starts with vintage 1980's era material and interleaves more modern footage. For more information click here.

And now on with the show... sit back, eat popcorn, enjoy!

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Ten Months To Build A Lifetime of Enjoyment

Ten months to build. A lifetime of enjoyment. So wrote Dale Erhart of Comox, BC. Dale assembled his Challenger over a ten month period on his days off from piloting A340 airliners back and forth between Vancouver and Asia. He put this video together to show how much pleasure he is having exploring Vancouver Island in his amphibious Challenger. Before the airline Dale flew fighters in the RCAF - CF-101, CF-5, CF-18. After the airline he flew a Bombardier Global Express all over the planet. When asked why he would want to fly a Challenger after all those fast movers Dale replied: "Freedom!" Click here for more on Dale!


Summer Escape
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Once again Roger Diotte captures the spirit of the Challenger: After a hard day at work only one thing crosses the minds of Challenger owners: escape! And they escape in their Challengers!
It's simple, because they don't like complicated! The lake is gorgeous, the sky is blue, the sun is yellow..., how can you ask for more! It's ecstasy! Videographer Roger Diotte, Mont-Laurier, Que.


Misty Morning
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Videographer Roger Diotte writes:
On a misty morning a friend and I prepared our Challengers to go flying over beautiful scenery in the Laurentides region around Mont-Laurier.
We were accompanied by a song from the so lovely Natasha St-Pier and her delicate voice.
Un beau matin dans la brume, en préparation
pour un vol au dessus de la belle région des Laurentides (Mont-Laurier, Québec).
Accompagné par une chanson de la très jolie Natasha St-Pier et ça voix si délicate.


Journey Home

Challenger ultralight and light sport aircraft have done trips thousands of miles long however this magical flight by Ian Coristine was only 10 miles from Brockville Airport back to his cottage in the 1000 Islands. The music is aptly titled Now We Are Free. Video edit/music by Louis Pouliot. Camera plane flown by Bruce Brown.


Wonderful World

Enjoy magical hedgehopping accompanied by Louis Armstrong. This music video dates back 20 years and has long been the signature theme of the Challenger community worldwide. Video by Ian Coristine. Subject plane flown by Don Zank. Camera plane flown by Dave Goulet. From the classic Challenger DVD (order here). Click the picture for the cameraman's comments.


Island Time

Join two amphibious Challengers as they explore the magnificent 1000 Islands which dot the St. Lawrence River as it leaves the Great Lakes en route to the Atlantic Ocean. Ian Coristine pilots the white and blue Challenger. Bryan Quickmire flies the red, white and gold. Video edit/music by Ian Coristine. Filming assistance from Paul Embury. From the classic Challenger DVD (order here).


Spring Skiing

Skiplanes are at their finest in February & March! The sun is stronger and the days are longer. You dress in layers because by mid afternoon you can be in your shirtsleeves. This video by Roger Diotte of Mont-Laurier, QC captures Mario Lajeunesse enjoying the simple pleasures of flybys in the wonderland of white snow and blue sky!


Are You Ready For Captain Jack

Roger Diotte put a rockin' beat to this Challenger music video! His sound track is Captain Jack's 1990's Eurodance treatment of the Queen hit Another One Bites The Dust. We can imagine the good guys launching in their Challengers to stop the bad guys from taking over the world. Machine guns ready to go... Making them bite the dust!
Are you ready for Captain Jack? We'll bet you can't stop your feet from tapping!


Full Emotion
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Challenger owner, aviation lover and amateur videographer are three phrases which describe Roger Diotte of Mont-Laurier, Quebec. In 2010 Roger produced "Full Action", a fast paced video of the 20th Annual Challenger Rendezvous. For the 2011 Challenger Winter Rendezvous he has taken a mellow approach! Enjoy with a glass of wine!


Full Action

Propriétaire de Challenger, passionné de l'aviation et vidéographe amateur sont trois phrases qui décrivent Roger Diotte de Mont-Laurier, Québec. Roger merged his three passions to produce "Full Action", a musicvideographical perspective of the aeronautical action on the ice at the 20th Annual Challenger Winter Rendezvous. His choice of music is fast paced to say the least - fasten your seat belts and hold on to your hats! Fantastique!


Return From Montebello

Fly along with four Challengers on skis as they depart from the snow covered ice in front of Chateau Montebello and skim along the Ottawa River on their way home. Video and edit/music by Ian Coristine. From the classic Challenger DVD (order here).


The Big Two Oh!
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January 2010 marked the 20th Annual Challenger Winter Rendezvous - The Big Two Oh! All was purrfect - sky blue, wind calm, temps just right, ice runway ideal. 140 Challenger fans at the banquet. 29 Challengers flocked together. 47 Challenger wannabe planes flew in to pay homage. This truly has become THE winter aviation event in Canada! Aviation photographer Jean-Pierre Bonin took the images. Bryan Quickmire put them in motion and set them to music. Best watched full screen in HD!


More than a Feeling

Todd Mitton came to his first Challenger Winter Rendezvous in February 2011. It was the 21st annual rendition of this the most popular winter aviation happening in Canada. Todd's music video of the action on the river and the sights from the cockpit does a wonderful job of capturing the feeling of the event. Todd has now experienced the Challenger's charms on skis as well as floats. We'd say Todd Mitton is smitten!


Montebello Magic

This video was created by John Sutherland during the 2008 Challenger Winter Rendezvous at Chateau Montebello. John shot the footage on Saturday afternoon then edited it and put it to music for presentation at the banquet that evening. Talk about time pressure! The star is somewhat unsure about her first flight in anything smaller than a jumbo jet. Watch her reaction!


Challenger Magic

This video was created by John Sutherland for the 2009 Challenger Winter Rendezvous at Chateau Montebello. It's a sequel to the Montebello Magic video John put together in real time at the 2008 Rendezvous. See where John's journey has taken him so far and stay tuned for more!


Tomorrow is Today
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Richard Auger and his wife Lise of Montreal went to their first Challenger Winter Rendezvous at Chateau Montebello in February 2012. Richard produced this fun video trailer, no doubt to prepare you for the feature length version coming soon to a theatre near you!


Circuit Montebello
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Mike Prescott attached a POV camera to his Challenger for a circuit at Chateau Montebello during the 2012 Challenger Winter Rendezvous. Mike's Challenger II-582 is registered as C-IMMP so of course it's known as Sea Imp and has the nose art to prove it!


Come Away With Me

Todd Toutant created a video of the first flight of Bob Bougie's newly assembled Challenger. Kris Falk did the test flying then Bob strapped in the front for his first flight in his handiwork. It's a nice, easygoing watch - handcrafted and kinda rustic. Set to Norah Jones doing Come Away With Me. Her voice and music are both seductive and calming - just like the Challenger. Enjoy!


Rudder Brothers

Todd Toutant and Bob Bougie of Come Away With Me fame have created another great Challenger watch! Video and stills are set to music and lyrics by Townes Van Zandt: "Words to live by friends. Days, forget most, remember some. The choice is yours to make, time is yours to take. To live is to fly, low and high, so shake the dust off of your wings and the sleep out of your eyes."


Challenger II 582 Ski Launch

Conrad Watters launches his Challenger II 582 on wheel/skis from in front of Chateau Montebello! The snow runway is so busy he first has to hold short for intersecting traffic. Once he's clear to go you'll see why we say launch instead of takeoff! Videographer Bryan Quickmire.


Challenger II 582-503 Landlubbers

Challenger twins C-FXSL (582) and C-IZZL (503) demo takeoffs and climbouts from a runway! Videographer Brent Thompson. CII-503 flown by John Kossup. CII-582 flown by Bryan Quickmire.


Challenger II 582-503 Headstart

Challenger twins C-FXSL (582) and C-IZZL (503) demo a water takeoff. 582 gives 503 a head start! Videographer Brent Thompson. CII-503 flown by John Kossup. CII-582 flown by Bryan Quickmire.


Challenger II 582-503 Difference

Challenger twins C-FXSL (582) and C-IZZL (503) take off side by side. Note the terrain clearance! Videographer Brent Thompson. CII-503 flown by John Kossup. CII-582 flown by Bryan Quickmire.

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