History Of Flight (DVD)
THE STORY OF THE RED ARROWS For over 40 years The Red Arrows have been thrilling crowds at air shows both across the UK and internationally. They are quite simply the best at what they do. The Red Arrows, officially the Royal Air Force Display Team, are the public face of the RAF, formally promoting recruitment, as well as providing inspiration to significant numbers of those who join the Royal Air Force. Through fantastic archive and display footage, we tell the story of The Red Arrows from their beginnings in 1964 right through to today.
STORY OF THE SPITFIRE Is there any other plane in the world that is so loved by its pilots? World War II veterans say it is a pleasure to fly, there was a magic about this magnificent plane. While Spitfires couldn t fly at night and there was a lack of communication what the Spitfire couldn t do was dramatically outweighed by what it could! Ever wanted to know more about the amazing feat of engineering that potentially changed the course of World War II? Then this is the DVD for you!
FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OF WWI The very nature of war itself was rapidly changing, with new techniques in artillery, military tactics and the armament of aircraft. In this compelling documentary, the fascinating advances in technology and innovations of the Fighting Aircraft of WWI are captured, highlighting their strategic use, and the brave military personnel deployed to fly them.
THE STORY OF BOEING Developing aircraft requires huge expenditure. One company has on a number of occasions bet more than it s entire net worth. The company was Boeing and its gambles have paid off making it an aviation giant. In 1952 Boeing developed a prototype transport plane. They invested 15 million dollars, which well exceeded the company s net worth if the plane failed it would have sunk the Company. The prototype was to become one of the greatest planes of the century the Boeing 707.
GREAT BRITISH AIRCRAFT Many consider the prolific British engineer Sir George Cayley to be one of the most important people in the history of aeronautics as it was he who designed the first actual model of an aeroplane. It was a British man, Sir Frank Whittle, who is credited with single handedly invented the turbojet engine! From the first aircraft they produced, to the impressive array of military aircraft and bombers and the incredible productions today the British have always played a very important role in the aeronautic industry.