This drama follows man's attempts to fly from ancient times through the first balloons, the Wright Brothers, and other pioneers, using dramatic re-enactment and working models of early flying machines. Beginning with World War I, archival footage is used. Much on mid-1930s commercial aircraft and experimental planes including early helicopters. In conclusion, some sword-rattling appropriate to the opening months of World War II.
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Did You Know?
Lilenthal is still breathing when he is discovered 'dead' by his assistant. See more
In a few years, the sky will be filled with balloons!
The version shown on Turner Classic Movies is obviously an updated one, as it includes footage of the Hindenburg disaster of 1937. See more