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Reaching for the Skies

Pioneers (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 55 min

The early history of aviation, covering the Wright Brothers, Santos Dumont, Louie Bierot, the Avro, commercial airlines, WWI and WWII military jet development, breaking the sound barrier, NASA plane landers, and Burt Rutan's Voyager.
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Updated Sep 12, 1988

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Sep 12, 1988 (United Kingdom)

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Louis Blériot
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Winston Churchill
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Alan Cobham
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Robert L. Crippen
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Scott Crossfield
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Bill Dana
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Michael Daunt
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Santos Dumont
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George Felton
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Ken Kellett
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Charles A. Lindbergh
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E. Kristinn Olsen
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Anthony Quayle
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Arthur Raymond
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Burt Rutan
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Robert Smith-Barry
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Milt Thompson
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Frank Whittle
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Orville Wright
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Wilbur Wright
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Chuck Yeager
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John Young
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