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 11, Aces, documents the heroics of successful pilots from World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. The term "aces" stems from a 1915 French newspaper article in which Adolphe Pegould was dubbed the first flying ace. Film highlights focus on fearless daredevil feats of these ace military pilots and includes high-tech dogfight footage.
airplane, flight, flying, flying-ace