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American Experience:

Fly Girls
The story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II.

Lindbergh
A biography of the famed aviator.

Nova:

Battle of the X-Planes
The rivalry between Beoing's "Phantom Works" and Lockheed Martin's "Skunk Works".

Faster than Sound
Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1.

Supersonic Dream
The history of the Concorde, the supersonic passenger plane.

Who Killed The Red Baron?
Forensic investigators examine the mystery.

Wright Brothers Flying Machine
Nova profiles the Wrights and their flyer.

Recommended Reading:

Martin W. Bowman, Great American Air Battles of World War II, Barnes and Noble Books, 1994

Stephen Budiansky, Air Power: The Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Iraq, Penguin Books, 2004

Pierre Clostermann, The Big Show: The Greatest Pilot's Story of World War II, Chatto and Windus, 1951

Bill Gunston (general editor), The Encyclopedia of Modern Warplanes, Barnes and Noble Books, 1995

Ben R. Rich and Leo Janos, Skunk Works, Little, Brown and Company, 1994

Saburo Sakai with Martin Caidin and Fred Saito, Samurai, E.P. Dutton and Company, Inc., 1957

John Terraine, The Right of the Line, Wordsworth Editions, 1985


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When to Watch

Parts One and Two air: Wed, Nov. 8th, 9-11pm
Parts Three and Four air: Wed, Nov. 15, 9-11pm

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