NOVA - Season 19, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes

Fastest Planes in the Sky


Episode Info

From 1991: A history of the speed of planes, from Kitty Hawk to the Concorde. Included: WWI-era contraptions; air racing of the 1920s and '30s; swept-wing aircraft; the 1947 breaking of the sound barrier by Chuck Yeager. Narrator: Bill Mason.


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