A history of flight instrumentation includes Jimmy Doolittle's 1929 trip with a blind-flight panel; the standardization of equipment after World War II; and Navstar Global Positioning, a satellite system that identifies an aircraft's position. Host: Neil Armstrong.
A history of circumnavigators includes profiles of Wiley Post, Amelia Earhart and Howard Hughes, and a look at their aircraft, including the Graf Zepplin, the Lockheed 14 Super Electra and the Voyager. Host: Neil Armstrong.
Aircraft built with canard technology, featuring surface wings designed to increase pitch control. Included: the U.S. XB-70; the Swedish Saab Viggen; and the Japanese Shinden. Neil Armstrong is the host.
A history of seaplanes and flying boats, designed for water landings and takeoffs. Included: the Boeing 314 passenger fleet and the Martin P6M Seamaster bombers. Also: archival footage of the Schneider Cup races (1913-31). Host: Neil Armstrong.