"Flight" is a short story by American writer John Steinbeck, first published in his collection The Long Valley. It appears in the ledger notebook under the title "Man Hunt". The story outlines a young man, Pépé, who is sent into town by his mother. She says he is not yet a man. While he is gone, Pépé kills a man, and after his return, he is forced to flee.
Flight is a 2012 American drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. The film stars Denzel Washington as William "Whip" Whitaker Sr., an airline pilot who miraculously crash-lands his plane after it suffers an in-flight mechanical failure, saving nearly everyone on board. Immediately following the crash, he is hailed a hero, but an investigation soon leads to questions that put the captain in a different light.
Flight was the first live-action film directed by Robert Zemeckis since Cast Away and What Lies Beneath, both released in 2000, and his first R-rated film since Used Cars in 1980. It was the second collaboration of Denzel Washington and John Goodman, who had previously worked together in the 1998 film Fallen. It was also a box office success, grossing over $161 million worldwide and received mostly positive reviews. The film was nominated twice at the 85th Academy Awards, for Best Actor (Denzel Washington) and Best Original Screenplay (John Gatins).
Airline pilot captain William "Whip" Whitaker Sr. (Washington) uses cocaine to wake up after a night of very little sleep in his Orlando hotel room. He pilots SouthJet Flight 227 to Atlanta which experiences severe turbulence at takeoff. Copilot Ken Evans (Geraghty) takes over while Whip discreetly mixes vodka in his orange juice and takes a nap. He is jolted awake as the plane goes into a steep dive. Unable to regain control, Whip is forced to make a controlled crash landing in an open field and loses consciousness on impact.
Flight is the process by which an object moves without direct support from a surface.
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Africa 24 is a 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week television news network devoted to news about Africa. It broadcasts in French to France, but is also available in Sub-Saharan Africa. In January 2013, Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) announced that it would be making Africa 24 available to satellite subscribers in the Middle East and North Africa, intending to reach an audience of immigrants to the region from Sub-Saharan Africa.
Launched in 2009, Africa 24 is comparable with the United States-based news network CNN, Britain's BBC World News, France's France 24, the pan-European Euronews, Germany's Deutsche Welle, and Arab- and English- language news broadcaster Al Jazeera. The Africa 24 network also broadcasts some news programming over its website. Some core programming broadcast by Africa24 includes Journal Télévisé (JT), the evening summary of the day's news; Talks, a politics- and economics-oriented programme that includes debates on current affairs topics; Sport, covering sports news across Africa; and Magazine, a cultural affairs programme.