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 five, Age of Flight: Dawn of the Jet Age (The First 25 Years), chronicles this remarkable period in the creation and advancement of the jet plane. See how World War II served as a catalyst for innovations in jet technology. Film highlights examine the pilots and aircraft designers of the 1930s, as well as the breaking of the sound barrier and the jets that played key roles in the Korean War.
airplane, flight, flying, jet, jet-pilot