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As the Crow Flies

As the Crow Flies

| 1 h 23 min

Every summer, the Royal Canadian Air Cadets offers its top cadets the chance to participate in an elite flight-training camp. As the Crow Flies follows a group of these young men and women as they undergo seven weeks of training to get their pilot’s license in an intense program that normally takes six to eight months.

  • writer
    Tess Girard
  • director
    Tess Girard
  • producer
    Lea Marin
  • executive producer
    Anita Lee
  • director of photography
    Tess Girard
  • editor
    Ryan Noth
  • sound recordist
    Mike Filippov
  • original music composer
    Paul Aucoin
  • featuring
    Michael Andrews
    Raveen Appuhamy
    Andre Charron
    Emma Flanagan-Dellipizzi
    Rhea Gour
    Julia Gevaert
    Victoria Gevaert
    Christopher Hoverd
    Daniel Kong
    Alexander Leung
    Abhay Mahajan
    Maha Minni
    Brandon Moore
    Stewart Norval
    Joshua Timothy Shand
    Namita Sharma
    James Shaw
    Ricardo Ferreiro Da Silva
    Brandon Lucas Spano
  • production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
  • studio administrator
    Stefanie Brantner
  • additional cinematography
    Maya Bankovic
    John Price
  • additional sound recording
    Maya Bankovic
    Tess Girard
  • production coordinator
    Andrew Martin-Smith
  • technical coordinator
    Marcus Matyas
  • assistant editor
    Curry Leamen
    Zoya Rezaie
  • production assistant
    Kanishka Gulati
    Chris Niesing
  • online editor
    Yannick Carrier
  • re-recording mixer
    Serge Boivin
  • sound design
    Daniel Pellerin
  • sound editing supervision
    Daniel Pellerin
  • original sound design
    James Mark Stewart
  • dialogue - sync sound editor
    Rob Hutchins
  • sound effects editor
    Geoff Raffan
  • music editor
    Daniel Pellerin
  • foley artist
    John Sievert
  • foley recordist
    Randy Wilson
  • voice over recordist
    Mike Norberg
  • foley recording facility
    JRS Productions
  • voice over recording facility
    JRS Productions
  • sound design provider
    Daniel Pellerin Digital Sound Production
  • sound editing provider
    Daniel Pellerin Digital Sound Production
  • marketing manager
    Melissa Wheeler
  • publicist
    Jennifer Mair
  • stills photographer
    Dave Chidley
  • legal counsel
    Peter Kallianiotis


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Ages 16 to 18

Mini-Lessons - As the Crow Flies

Health/Personal Development - Careers & Education
Health/Personal Development - Mental Health/Stress/Suicide

Ideal for activities, discussions and essays around emotional regulation, resilience and stress related to higher education and career. Identify the psychological and social pressures faced by the cadets, how they confronted those pressures, and how they overcame them. Identify the different personality types among the cadets, and describe their approaches to work ethic, socializing, adversity and stress. Compare their experiences to your own experiences of failure, adversity, stress or anticipation around performance.

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