Air & Space Smithsonian: Dreams of Flight - The Golden Age & Beyond (2000)

Genres - History, Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Inventions & Innovations, Social History, Vehicles & Transportation  |   Run Time - 25 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sarah Welsh

This documentary, made in collaboration with Air&Space Smithsonian magazine, explores the rapid-growth era in aviation history, when forward-thinking designers and entrepreneurs like William Boeing, Donald W. Douglas, and John K. Northrop were quickly turning the ambitious experiment of flight into lucrative manufacturing businesses. Meanwhile, daredevil pilots Wiley Post and Amelia Earhart were capturing public attention with their record-breaking feats, and fighter planes were becoming an integral part of the American military forces.



aircraft, daredevil, designer, entrepreneur, fighter-jet, manufacturer, pilot