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A Full Six Hours Of The History Of Flight Documented In Vintage Historical Film Footage Packed Into 19 Features Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS In A 4 Disc All Regions Format DVD Set! #AviationHistory #HistoryOfFlight #DVD
*3/9/17: Updated, Upgraded And Expanded: Updated WIth "Cole Palen's Flying Circus And "The Epic Of Flight", Upgraded With All Other Videos Redigitzed In The Highest Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS For Optimum Video And Audio Playback, And Expanded From A 2 Disc To A 4 Disc DVD Set!
THE EPIC OF FLIGHT (1966, 48 MIN.)
An excellent Wolper production documenting the history of aviation from the derided first flights by the Wright Brothers through all the intervening years and culminating in the genesis of supersonic transport.
6 1/2 HOURS (1958, 12:24)
The state-of-the-art in transatlantic air travel at the dawn of the jet age.
AIR TRANSPORTATION (1947, 9:58)
How a commercial airline operated in the days before mass air transportation.
DOLE AIR RACE 1927 (1927, 9:49)
The great aviators of the day show compete in this silent newsreel of the daring Dole air race from Oakland, California to Hawaii at a time when Lindbergh's crossing of the Atlantic was new.
FASHION HORIZONS (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.
FLYING BUSINESSMAN (1953, 12:54)
Another great Kodachrome feature, this one documenting how businesspeople can benefit from air travel.
FLYING WITH ARTHUR GODFREY (1953, 48:02)
A made for TV film in its original color format chronicling the flight of an Eastern Airlines passenger plane which Arthur Godfrey himself copilots and which costars Eastern Airlines Chairman & CEO, and great World War I fighter Ace, Eddie Rickenbacker.
THE GILMORE BROTHERS: AVIATION PIONEERS (1931, 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
KAY STINSON, AVIATOR (1917, 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.
LETTERS FROM AN AIRLINE PILOT (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.
LOOK TO LOCKHEED FOR LEADERSHIP (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.
NEWS MAGAZINE OF THE SCREEN: AVIATION: THEY WERE FIRST (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.
NORMAN GODDARD AND HIS GLIDER (1929, 6:19)
The glider designer and pilot of Stanford, California with his glider on the ground and in the air.
PAN AMERICAN CLIPPER (1935, 3:43)
Aerial footage of one of civil aviation's most beloved flying boats.
PLANE TALK (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.
BESLER SYSTEMS: STEAM DEVELOPMENT, FULLY PATENTED (1932, 16:27)
By both air and land, the Besler Corporation shows off, at length, its incredible steam powered vehicles: an automobile and an airplane.
THE AIRPORT (1948, B&W, 10:27)
How an airport of the day operated, including all aspects of airline passenger service.
THE WORLD THROUGH STAMPS: THE STORIES BEHIND POSTAGE STAMPS: NEW HORIZONS FOR OLD (1957, 12:50)
Bob Trout narrates this survey of the history of aviation as depicted in the world's postage stamps.
COLE PALEN'S FLYING CIRCUS (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.
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