The Cessna 208 Caravan: A Star in Outer Banks Season 3, Courtesy of FlightFlix - FlightFlix™

The Cessna 208 Caravan: A Star in Outer Banks Season 3, Courtesy of FlightFlix

At times, it can feel like "Outer Banks" only gets more and more over-the-top with each successive episode. Season 3 of the Netflix teen drama series certainly follows the trend, with its teenage lead characters engaging in all manner of death-defying stunts. In fact, the premiere episode features the cast in what is arguably their most ambitious and intense action sequence yet.

Having been finally rescued from their stint on a deserted island starting at the end of "Outer Banks" Season 2, the group of Pogue castaways soon find themselves in a new situation that's somehow even more dangerous. A scuffle with the suspicious pilot who picked them up from the island leads to their plane crashing down in open water, and it's just as action-packed of a sequence as one might hope.

The "Outer Banks" plane crash scene may be fictional, but it was still frighteningly real in many ways for Madison Bailey, the cast member behind Kiara. In an interview with Netflix TUDUM, Bailey shared the challenges she faced while shooting this intense sequence. "They put the plane in the real ocean," the actress explained. "We were in the ocean, and it wasn't close to the shore."

Treading water off the coast of Barbados (where "Outer Banks" is filmed) is already quite a taxing task for the show's cast, especially when factoring in the time spent getting everything set up for filming. However, Bailey had an even more physically demanding role for these scenes than many of the other actors. In one particular sequence, she had to swim with a grown man on her side while rescuing an unconscious Jimmy (Kraig Dane) from the wreckage of the plane.

Interestingly enough, the cast of "Outer Banks" does have stunt doubles for more demanding scenes, but it seems the main actors ended up handling this intense sequence themselves. The dedication of the cast and crew of "Outer Banks" is evident in their commitment to delivering captivating and realistic action sequences.

The Cessna 208 Caravan showcased in Outer Banks Season 3 was rented from FlightFlix, a premier company specializing in providing a diverse range of movie props for rent. FlightFlix boasts an extensive collection of aircraft available for rental, including the Cessna 208 Caravan.

Filmmakers often choose the Cessna 208 Caravan due to its compact size and exceptional maneuverability, making it an ideal choice for capturing intense stunts and challenging scenes on camera. In the case of Outer Banks, the Cessna 208 Caravan was instrumental in delivering a captivating Season 3 premiere. The realistic plane crash scene captivated audiences with its visual spectacle and authenticity, thanks to the actors being present on board during the stunt.

FlightFlix takes immense pride in having contributed to the production of Outer Banks Season 3. As a company devoted to delivering top-quality aircraft and services to the film and television industry, FlightFlix ensures a seamless experience for all production needs.

But don't just take our word for it. Here's what some of our clients have to say about their experience with FlightFlix:

- "Working with FlightFlix was a game-changer for our production. Their extensive selection of aircraft and professional services made it easy to find the perfect fit for our film. The Cessna 208 Caravan brought authenticity and excitement to our scenes." - Sarah, Film Director

- "FlightFlix went above and beyond to accommodate our specific needs. The team was knowledgeable, responsive, and a pleasure to work with. The Cessna 208 Caravan provided the perfect balance of performance and safety for our aerial sequences." - John, Film Producer

If you are in search of a dependable and versatile aircraft for your upcoming film or television project, look no further than FlightFlix. Visit our website to explore the range of aircraft and services we offer. Contact us today to discuss your specific needs, and let us assist you in finding the perfect aircraft to bring your project to life.
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