100 Years Of Powered Flight

From the Wright Flier to the space shuttle and beyond – in just 100 years.

Cat. No: 106516
Barcode: 5019322065166
Run Time: 120 mins
Discs: 1
Cert: E
Format: DVD
Release Date: 3rd November 2003

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100 YEARS OF POWERED FLIGHT takes you on a riveting flight of discovery, from the windswept coastline of Kittyhawk to the reaches of outer space and from the first frail and hesitant propeller-driven machines to the very latest jet fighters.

Packed with rare footage, 100 YEARS OF POWERED FLIGHT reveals all the great milestones in aviation history. You’ll witness the historic first flights across the Channel and then the Atlantic, fly with early aviation pioneers like Bleriot, Lindbergh and Alcock & Brown, cheer on the contestants at the world’s first air race, dogfight in the earliest fighter aircraft and take a flight on the first airliners.

You’ll meet the great aviation designers like R J Mitchell, inventor of the Spitfire, witness the evolution of fighting aircraft and civil aviation and get up close to the aircraft that broke records and made aviation history.

In just 100 years, the aircraft has changed our world almost beyond recognition. Take this incredible flight of discovery and find out how.

The show is narrated by Martin Shaw, well knownfor his role in The Professionals and currently as PD James’ famous detective, Inspector Adam Dalgleish. Less known is his enthusiasm for all things aviation, and his love of flying.