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Frontiers of Flight

Frontiers of Flight is a Discovery Channel documentary series hosted by Mason Adams, about the history of aviation and early space flight. After many attempts at flying and many adjustments to the design the Wright brothers were successful at pioneering the first powered flying machine. Cal Rogers, Oakley Kelley and John McReady attempted to cross America by air. The first flying machine to cross the Atlantic was the NC 4, which just happened to be a seaplane with very powerful v12 engines. It was Charles Lindbergh who made the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris. Chuck Yeager became the first pilot confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight. In 1966 The M2-F2, the first vehicle designed to fly into outer space and back under manned control was tested. The series shows how they were first realised from conception to the supersonic aircraft we see in our skies today.

Episode 01 - Powered Flight
After many attempts at flying and many adjustments to the design the Wright brothers were successful at pioneering the first powered flying machine.

Episode 02 - Coast to Coast
This episode shows the attempts of Cal Rogers, Oakley Kelley and John McReady to cross America by air. A successful journey by anyone was to be awarded a sum of $50,000 in prize money for their efforts.

Episode 03 - Atlantic and the world
This episode reveals the design of the first flying machine to cross the Atlantic, the NC 4, which just happened to be a seaplane with very powerful v12 engines.

Episode 04 - USA/Europe Non-stop
This episode shows the efforts of an American man making the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris. His name was Charles Lindbergh.

Episode 05 - Air Transportation for All
Propeller driven aeroplanes become safer, faster and more controllable and the industry made up of a very few talented aviators tries to gradually herd out the public's misconceptions about the dangers of flight.

Episode 06 - Golden Age Frontiers
This episode explores the quick advancements in technology that aviation takes.

Episode 07 - Rocket Power
This is about a man called Richard Hutchings Goddard who assembled the first fuel powered rocket.

Episode 08 - Jet Power
Jet power was in development in the late 1930's and was pioneered by many people across the world. Countries include U.S.A (of course), Germany and Britain.

Episode 09 - The Sound Barrier
This episode shows the steps taken during the early 1950's to work towards blasting through the sound barrier.

Episode 10 - The Jet Airliner
This episode shows the refinement and development of the jet airliner by the spearheading team at Boeing.

Episode 11 - The Threshold of Space
This episode looks back behind the cockpit of time to see new aircraft break more records in air-bound achievements.

Episode 12 - To Space and Back
This episode takes us back to 1966 when the U.S.A was testing craft that would take man into outer space.

Episode 13 - The Last Great World Record
This episode was about the last world record achieved in a wide light, flimsy, aeroplane with only two engines.


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