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The History Of Flight Documented In Vintage Historical Film Footage And Classic Documentaries! 21 Vintage Films Packed Into 7 Historic Hours, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS In An Archival Quality 4 Disc All Regions Format DVD Set Or MP4 Video Download! #AviationHistory #HistoryOfAviation #HistoryOfFlight #AviationPioneers #AviationInThePioneerEra #AirTransportation #CivilAviation #CommercialAviation #BusinessTransportation #Airmail #AirlinePilots #Airliners #JetAirliners #DVD #MP4 #VideoDownload
Jan. 23, 2022: Updated With FIREPOWER: EJECT!
NEWS MAGAZINE OF THE SCREEN: AVIATION: THEY WERE FIRST (Black/White, MAY 1954, 11:04)
A chronicle of American firsts in aviation, from the Wright Brothers first powered flight through to Chuck Yeager's first breaking of the sound barrier.
THE EPIC OF FLIGHT (Black/White, 1966, 48 Minutes)
An excellent Wolper production documenting the history of aviation from the derided first flights by the Wright Brothers through all the twisting intervening years of civil and military aviation, culminating in the genesis of supersonic transport.
AIRCRAFT (Color, 1990, 48 Minutes)
A history of the development of aircraft itself as a device, a machine constantly developing in design, from the primitive but effective wing-warping devices of the kite-like Wright Flyer to the fly-by-wire controls of the composite-constructed X-29 forward-swept wing X-Plane on the one hand, and the new wave of Rutan kit planes that revolutionized personal aviation and aircraft design on the other, culminating in the preparations for the historical Rutan Model 76 Voyager flight, the first aircraft to fly around the world without stopping or refueling.
THE WORLD THROUGH STAMPS: THE STORIES BEHIND POSTAGE STAMPS: NEW HORIZONS FOR OLD (Black/White, 1957, 12:50)
Robert Trout, best known as here as Bob Trout, American broadcast news reporter best remembered for his radio work before and during World War II for CBS News, narrates this survey of the history of aviation as depicted in the postage stamps of the world.
THE GILMORE BROTHERS: AVIATION PIONEERS (Black/White, 1931, Silent, 5:09)
Surely some of the wackiest 1900's ideas never to fly stashed away in the barn of these rustic Grass Valley, California air cadet brothers
NORMAN GODDARD AND HIS GLIDER (Black/White, 1929, Silent, 6:19)
The glider designer and pilot of Stanford, California with his glider on the ground and in the air, sporting what nowadays we'd think of as a modern design..
KAY STINSON, AVIATOR (Black/White, 1917, Silent, 3:06)
The famed woman aviatrix of the day breaks the speed record from San Diego to San Francisco with an average speed of 66 mph.
BESLER SYSTEMS: STEAM DEVELOPMENT, FULLY PATENTED (Black/White, 1932, Silent, 16:27)
By both air and land, the Besler Corporation shows off, at length, its incredible steam powered vehicles: an automobile and an airplane.
PAN AMERICAN CLIPPER (Black/White, 1935, Silent, 3:43)
Aerial footage of one of civil aviation's most iconic and beloved flying boats.
DOLE AIR RACE 1927 (Black/White, 1927, Silent, 9:49)
The great aviators of their day compete in the daring and tragic Dole Air Race, also known as the Dole Derby, across the Pacific Ocean from Oakland, California to Hawaii in August 1927, a mere three months since Lindbergh first flew across the Atlantic Ocean.
COLE PALEN'S FLYING CIRCUS (Color, 1987, 52 Minutes)
The unlikely and charming story of Cole Palen and the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome he founded, a living museum that restores, maintains and flies authentic aircraft from the dawn of flight to 1925, serviced by multiple examples of roadworthy antique automobiles and other vehicles, located in Red Hook, New York, where weekend airshows reenacting such historic moments as the last dogfight of The Red Baron are performed.
AIR TRANSPORTATION (Black/White, 1947, 9:58)
How a commercial airline operated in the days before the mass air transportation era.
FASHION HORIZONS (Color, 1940, 19:10)
Trans World Airlines brings you this beautiful Kodachrome southwestern U.S. travelogue, with stops at Albuquerque and an Arizona dude ranch, with an eye towards the fashions worn by their complement of aspiring Paramount Studio starlets, Mary Martin being one among them.
LOOK TO LOCKHEED FOR LEADERSHIP (Black/White, MID 1940s, 31:52)
A World War II era expose of the renowned aircraft manufacturer's unclassified production techniques and their employment in the past in civil aviation and in the present in military aviation.
LETTER FROM AN AIRLINE PILOT (Black/White, 1944, 22:50)
A TWA pilot answers a letter from a satisfied customer who asks how a modern airline operates its flights from Los Angeles to New York City so effectively.
THE AIRPORT (Black/White, 1948, 10:27)
How an airport in the post-World War II era operated, including all aspects of airline passenger service.
FLYING BUSINESSMAN (Color, 1953, 12:54)
Another great Kodachrome feature, this one documenting how businesspeople can benefit from air travel.
6 1/2 MAGIC HOURS (Color, 1958, 12:24)
The state-of-the-art in transatlantic air travel at the dawn of the jet age.
PLANE TALK (Color, 1965, 21:27)
The role of radio as used by commercial air carriers in confirming passenger reservations, aircraft pre-flight preparation, air traffic control, flight monitoring and air-to-ground communications is here documented in this Leo Rosencrans directed film.
FLYING WITH ARTHUR GODFREY (Color, 1953, 48:02)
A made-for-TV film in its original color format, costarring Eastern Airlines Chairman and CEO, and great World War I fighter Ace, Eddie Rickenbacker, which chroniclles the flight of an Eastern Airlines "Connie", a Lockheed Constellation airliner, considered to be the greatest passenger plane of its day, which Arthur Godfrey himself copilots!
FIREPOWER: EJECT! (Color, 1993, 23 Minutes)
An installment of the venerable cold war military aviation documentary TV series in which all aspects of the history and construction of the ejection seat is surveyed and explored.
The History Of Aviation: The history of flight extends for more than two thousand years, from the earliest forms of aviation such as kites and attempts at tower jumping to supersonic and hypersonic flight by powered, heavier-than-air jets. Kite flying in China dates back to several hundred years BC and slowly spread around the world. It is thought to be the earliest example of man-made flight. Leonardo da Vinci's 15th-century dream of flight found expression in several rational designs, but which relied on poor science. The discovery of hydrogen gas in the 18th century led to the invention of the hydrogen balloon, at almost exactly the same time that the Montgolfier brothers rediscovered the hot-air balloon and began manned flights. Various theories in mechanics by physicists during the same period of time, notably fluid dynamics and Newton's laws of motion, led to the foundation of modern aerodynamics, most notably by Sir George Cayley. Balloons, both free-flying and tethered, began to be used for military purposes from the end of the 18th century, with the French government establishing Balloon Companies during the Revolution. Experiments with gliders provided the groundwork for heavier-than-air craft, and by the early 20th century, advances in engine technology and aerodynamics made controlled, powered flight possible for the first time. The modern aeroplane with its characteristic tail was established by 1909 and from then on the history of the aeroplane became tied to the development of more and more powerful engines. The first great ships of the air were the rigid dirigible balloons pioneered by Ferdinand von Zeppelin, which soon became synonymous with airships and dominated long-distance flight until the 1930s, when large flying boats became popular. After World War II, the flying boats were in their turn replaced by land planes, and the new and immensely powerful jet engine revolutionised both air travel and military aviation. In the latter part of the 20th century, the advent of digital electronics produced great advances in flight instrumentation and "fly-by-wire" systems. The 21st century saw the large-scale use of pilotless drones for military, civilian and leisure use. With digital controls, inherently unstable aircraft such as flying wings became possible.