- SKU: 16052815
- Release Date: 01/29/2008
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Age of Flight, a 12-volume series, presents a comprehensive history of aviation, from man's earliest attempts to conquer the wild blue yonder to the development of sophisticated experimental crafts and advanced technology. Archival photography and aerial footage illustrate the fascinating stories of the men, women, and events that defined the evolution of flight. Volume ten, X-Planes offers a look at experimental aircraft and the men who risked their lives to fly them. The "X" designation was taken from the phrase "experimental supersonic," a term that applied to a family of experimental aircraft built solely for flight research. This program depicts the bold feats undertaken by test pilots, the Wright brothers, Chuck Yeager, and NASA pilots as they executed never-before-performed maneuvers. Other titles in The Age of Flight series include Mig Alley, Choppers, Dawn of the Jet Age, Jets - The New Generation, Lift Off to Space, Aces, Bombers, Kitty Hawk, The Story of Naval Power, Rolling Thunder, and Modern Warplanes. ~ Sally Barber, Rovi
Take to the sky with the rich and famous as you step aboard the most exuberant personal jets ever to grace the clouds in this high flying video that shows just why the skyways of today may be the highways of tomorrow. The celebrity customers of an exclusive design team demand aircraft that are as comfortable as they are functional, and with such high-profile clientele as Elvis Presley and John Travolta, you can rest assured that these remarkable machines will be anything but your run-of-the-mill puddle-jumpers. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Air Force One: The Planes and the Presidents - Flight II
MPI Home Video takes a look at the famed presidential jetliner with its second film about the U.S. president's private plane, Air Force One. Known as the flying White House, this massive jet has been the object of many a child's wonder and many an adult's envy. Hosted by Charlton Heston, this video takes the viewer on a virtual tour of the plane while discussing the history of presidential flight. Not only will you get to examine the airship from stern to bow, you will also be informed as to what great presidential events have taken place off the ground. Flight II gives an interesting view of history and modern technology in the same breath. This is a video for children and adults alike. ~ Ed Atkinson, Rovi