Kickin' it with Kenny

by FliteTest | September 30, 2013 | (27) Posted in Projects

Cleveland's local television show "Kickin' it with Kenny" featured Flite Test on a live TV broadcast! We flew some of our speed build airplanes and with his AnyCopter Chad streamed his FPV live during the broadcast!

The day started pretty early for us, arriving in Cleveland around 6AM.

Kenny Crumpton is the host of the morning show Kickin' it with Kenny.

All of the segments that we shot aired live on Fox 8 during their local morning show.

Kenny was buddy-boxed with Josh and had a chance to fly the FT Flyer.

David had his 15 seconds of fame on local TV as he launched Kenny's foam board airplane.

Kenny was a natural and didn't have any trouble flying the FT Flyer !

It was great to see Kenny have such a great flying experience and to be able to share the fun on live TV.

Chad was asked to fly his multirotor and stream the FPV feed during the broadcast!

Broadcasting on live TV from his GoPro Hero 3, Chad flew his AnyCopter Hexicopter!

The broadcast turned out great and this segment can be seen HERE

Knowing that it was live TV made the experience a little stressful, but Chad did great!

We got some great aerial video of Cleveland and the surrounding area during the live segment!

The morning event turned out amazing and it was exciting to be involved with live TV broadcast. 

Kenny is a great guy and it was fun to be able to share the stuff Flite Test is involved in and passionate about.

Later, Scott Douglas took us on a tour of the News station and we had a chance to see the behind the scenes of how Cleveland's Fox 8 does their broadcast!

We'd like to Scott Douglas for setting up this opportunity, Kenny and everyone who helped make this event happen!

You can watch an excerpt from the live broadcast on Kenny's page at the Cleveland Fox 8 News site.

You can also join the discussion in the forum HERE.

Check out the early morning test flights we did here while we were in Cleveland:


casehatter on September 30, 2013
I sure Chad loved the studio I'm in the presents of TV stars I'm sure your viewers will increase hope so You guys got it going more power to ya..!!!
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c-gull on September 30, 2013
You guys are awesome. I love how your personalities shine through across multi-media.

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Captain Crash on September 30, 2013
this is so cool i love the view of Cleveland, Ohio
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jrbemis on September 30, 2013
Amazing, get the word out, it's fun!

I've got 1200 Boy Scouts attending an Aviation Camporee this weekend. We estimate 80% are there to fly. I've got 12 Flitetest models as demo birds. All this because of Flietest and cheap "paper airplanes".
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tramsgar on September 30, 2013
Glad for you guys, you deserved that spot. Good thing you brought Scott, he's an absolute natural on camera.
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Bur_Lion on September 30, 2013
I think "Flitetest" need to go on a world tour. :) In Russia, for example. England, France, Japan, China ... Who cares?! :) But it would be awesome! :)
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ghostrider03z on September 30, 2013
Finally some people taking about our hobby on tv that ARE NOT using the word drone! Great job guys!
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superchamp123 on September 30, 2013
is it ok to fly in the rain?
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cableline01 on September 30, 2013
I am so glad that you guys are doing well. It makes me feel good that people can still do the american dream. Seeing you grow and expand is great. Keep up the good work with the show and website. It has made me excited to get into a great hobby that does not break the bank. Much love from Florida...
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Very nice to see Josh Scott in the show again, looking relieved and happy. I was missing him greatly during last few months. Thank you guys for all your work and keep going, please !
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BigGrib on October 1, 2013
That was an amazing opportunity you guys had, I enjoyed the FPV live stream the most.
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seedub on October 2, 2013
Great show! Great opportunity for FliteTest! Way to spread the word about the hobby!

Hey, did I miss the article on how to build those hex copter landing skids?
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Kickin' it with Kenny