Century of Flight

Century of Flight

1999 - 2003,
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Episode Guide

  • Century of Flight - The Romance of the Air (Episode 39)
    Episode 39:

    The Romance of the Air

  • Century of Flight - The Trailblazers (Episode 38)
    Episode 38:

    The Trailblazers

    Great long distance flights and the pilots who achieved them.

  • Century of Flight - Strike From the Air (Episode 37)
    Episode 37:

    Strike From the Air

    The influence of airplanes on war from bringing civilians to the war front to strategic bombing.

  • Century of Flight - Wings Over the Sea (Episode 36)
    Episode 36:

    Wings Over the Sea

    Naval aviation development; the creation of floatplanes; aircraft carries and their influence.

  • Century of Flight - Trenches: Fighter Combat (Episode 35)
    Episode 35:

    Trenches: Fighter Combat

    How the airplane developed into a weapon for war; World War I pilots and their legacy.

  • Century of Flight - Anyone Can Fly (Episode 34)
    Episode 34:

    Anyone Can Fly

    Private flying in all its forms, from earning a pilot's license to hang-gliding and ballooning.

  • Century of Flight - To the Moon and Beyond (Episode 33)
    Episode 33:

    To the Moon and Beyond

    The development of rocketry in the 1920s and 1930s; race to the moon; the future of space exploration.

  • Century of Flight - To the Furthest Corners of the Globe (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    To the Furthest Corners of the Globe

    Early aerial exploration; aerial exploration today; aerial survey; helicopters and the oil business.

  • Century of Flight - Embracing the World (Episode 31)
    Episode 31:

    Embracing the World

    Post-World War II developments; coming of jet travel; supersonic flight; air crashes and accident investigation; air safety.

  • Century of Flight - Law Enforcement From the Air (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:

    Law Enforcement From the Air

    Helicopters help police monitor traffic and deter crime; criminals use aircraft for smuggling, prison breaks, drug war.

  • Century of Flight - The Bomber as War Winner (Episode 29)
    Episode 29:

    The Bomber as War Winner

    World War II bomber; German and Russian bombing operations; notable raids; development of the A-bomb.

  • Century of Flight - Struggle for the Skies (Episode 28)
    Episode 28:

    Struggle for the Skies

    Fighter developments and air battles; the Battle of Britain; increasing armament.

  • Century of Flight - Shadow of the Bomber (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    Shadow of the Bomber

    The development of air forces between the two World Wars; the creation of the Luftwaffe; development of radar.

  • Century of Flight - Korea to the Gulf War (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    Korea to the Gulf War

  • Century of Flight - Civilian Aviation Post 1945 (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    Civilian Aviation Post 1945

    Civil aviation after WWII.

  • Century of Flight - Civil Aviation 1919-1939 (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    Civil Aviation 1919-1939

    Civilian airlines; airships vs. aircraft for transatlantic routes; air show acrobatics and barnstorming.

  • Century of Flight - Naval Aviation: 1914-1918 (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    Naval Aviation: 1914-1918

    The development of aviation during the Great War included early float planes.

  • Century of Flight - Naval Aviation Post 1945 (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:

    Naval Aviation Post 1945

    Naval aviation history after 1945.

  • Century of Flight - High Above the Trenches (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    High Above the Trenches

  • Century of Flight - The Future of Flight (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    The Future of Flight

    The possibilities of aircraft and space exploration in the 21st century.

  • Century of Flight - The Parachute Story (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    The Parachute Story

    Evolution of parachuting.

  • Century of Flight - Birth of Strategic Bombing 1914-18 (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    Birth of Strategic Bombing 1914-18

    Aerial bombing begins with Zeppelins.

  • Century of Flight - Airpower and Navies: 1939-1945 (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    Airpower and Navies: 1939-1945

    Aviation influences maritime operations during World War II.

  • Century of Flight - The History of Space Flight (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    The History of Space Flight

    Rocketry; space exploration; man in space; space programs.

  • Century of Flight - Aircraft and Exploration (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    Aircraft and Exploration

    Aerial exploration; first flight over Mount Everest.

  • Century of Flight - Epic Flights: 1919-1939 (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    Epic Flights: 1919-1939

    Long-distance flying; Charles Lindbergh; Amelia Earhart.

  • Century of Flight - Madcaps and Oddballs (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    Madcaps and Oddballs

    Looking at the many odd attempts man has made over the years in an effort to fly.

  • Century of Flight - Private Flying Since 1945 (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Private Flying Since 1945

    Private flying; flying school; gliders; balloons.

  • Century of Flight - Spectacle of Flying: Post 1945 (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    Spectacle of Flying: Post 1945

    Looking at aerobatic competitions, the pilots and the specialist aircraft used in these events.

  • Century of Flight - Man Learns to Fly (Up to 1914) (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Man Learns to Fly (Up to 1914)

    Tracing the development of the earliest aircraft, including hot-air balloons, kites and gliders; profiling flight pioneers.

  • Century of Flight - Angels of Mercy (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Angels of Mercy

    Exploring the humanitarian uses of airplanes to rescue people from fires, fighting forest fires, sea and mountain rescue and medical evacuation.

  • Century of Flight - Fighters of World War 2 (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Fighters of World War 2

    Fighter developments of World War II; German Luftwaffe; Battle of Britain.

  • Century of Flight - Air Warfare Post 1945 (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Air Warfare Post 1945

    Air to air missile; fighter pilot training; Israeli Air Force; Desert Storm.

  • Century of Flight - Cold War Skies: 1945-1989 (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Cold War Skies: 1945-1989

    Examining air power's role during the Cold War from spying to probing an enemy's defense.

  • Century of Flight - Airpower and Armies: 1939-1945 (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Airpower and Armies: 1939-1945

    How the supremacy of air forces decided the outcome of World War II.

  • Century of Flight - Military Aviation: 1919-1939 (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    Military Aviation: 1919-1939

    The development of air forces between world wars.

  • Century of Flight - Military Aviation: 1914-1918 (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    Military Aviation: 1914-1918

    Combat aircraft during World War I.

  • Century of Flight - The Coming of the Jets (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    The Coming of the Jets

    The evolution of the jet.

  • Century of Flight - The Helicopter Story (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    The Helicopter Story

    The development of helicopters from the German Focke-Achglis Fa61, the American VS-300 and Igor Sikorsky's R4.

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