Tonight he’s the subject of 48 Hours Mystery: Chasing the Barefoot Bandit, which will be broadcast by CBS at 10 Eastern and Pacific. The show tracked Harris-Moore’s escapades over a six-month period.
Dick Rutan helped film the episode. The show wanted a Cessna Corvalis for some aerial scenes, and Mark Smith—a cameraman who also is an instrument-rated pilot—found Rutan’s. Rutan agreed to help and even choreographed a takeoff that was shot from a car beside the Corvalis on the active runway.
“I had a great day filming with the crew,” Rutan said afterward.
Harris-Moore’s last flight, which ended with a crash landing in the Bahamas shortly before his arrest in July, was in a Cessna Corvalis 400 stolen from John Miller of Bloomington, Indiana. If you miss the broadcast Saturday night, it’s available through iTunes.