This documentary, chronicles the first 50 years of flight, from the Wright Brothers first flight in 1903 to 1953. It includes interviews with an original mechanic who worked in their bicycle shop and a wide range of other pioneers such as Frank Long, Igor Sikorsky, Glen Martin, Alan Lockheed, Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, LeRoy Grumman, Robert Gross Connie and Wellwood Beel.
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Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2019
Kudos to the individuals that produced this film over 60 years ago. It's an amazing documentary with first person accounts by the pioneers of aviation as well as some people behind the scenes that supported their efforts. This film is a must see for anyone with a passion for aviation.
Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2018
I try to avoid grade inflation, but I may have succumbed to it here. The greatest reason that I loved this restored film is the snap shot that it provides to how aviation looked in retrospect to the aviation pioneers who remained alive at Mid Century, and thus, could provide first hand accounts of aviation's evolution.