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Aviation - Classic Planes: Rare Aviation Shorts from the Vault

Jam-packed collection of educational, historic and public service aeronautical films of interest to all airplane buffs.
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DVD-R Details

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 9 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1942
  • Label: Alpha Video

Description by OLDIES.com:

What Makes Planes Fly: Students learn about lift, thrust, air pressure, and aerodynamics in an educational film by the Pennsylvania State Department of Public Instruction.

Sky Riders (1945): An overview of American aviation includes: the Wright Brothers at Kittyhawk; an autogyro flying to a golf course; an early seaplane; Army planes executing barrel rolls and battle formations; Navy biplanes taking off from a battleship; and passenger planes flying over scenic features as they cross the United States.

Wings of the Fleet (1947): Historic footage of U.S. Navy's pioneering work in aviation features: the NC-4 making the first transAtlantic flight; the earliest plane launch from a battleship; first aircraft carriers with planes landing and taking off from the decks; christening & launch of the USS Saratoga; rescue of an Italian pilot stranded in the Arctic; Major Alford Williams Jr. breaking the air speed record; Secretary of the Navy signing decree that all midshipmen have aeronautics training; the USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) and the USS Los Angeles.

Wings Over Wonders (1942): A Castle Films production tours landmarks from the air, including: Empire State Building; Niagara Falls, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Golden Gate Bridge, Pearl Harbor, Shanghai, Great Pyramids, Eiffel Tower, and Rome's Colosseum.

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  • Sales Rank: 3,058
  • UPC: 089218726896
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