Synopsis by Sally Barber
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 12, Age of Flight: Mig Alley, documents the birth of jet warfare. The fight for air superiority began the day the Korean War started. The arrival of the MiG-15 aircraft in November 1950 changed the course of the war. Brutal air battles were fought daily. "Mig Alley" was a combat zone in Northwest Korea where formations of up to 200 jets would dogfight at speeds of 1,200 miles per hour. Film highlights include footage of these bitter air contests.
airplane, battle [war], dog-fight [animals], fighter-jet, flight, flying