Chasing the Sun

2001, TV Show

A four-part history of aviation profiling `the men, women and machines that conquered the sky.' Readings, clips, commentary and artful re-creations chronicle the development of commercial flight, from the Wright brothers to supersonic jets. Based on the book `Turbulent Skies: The History of Commercial Aviation,' by T.A. Heppenheimer.

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Premiered: 2001, on PBS
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Premise: A four-part history of aviation profiling `the men, women and machines that conquered the sky.' Readings, clips, commentary and artful re-creations chronicle the development of commercial flight, from the Wright brothers to supersonic jets. Based on the book `Turbulent Skies: The History of Commercial Aviation,' by T.A. Heppenheimer.

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