VPM Documentaries

Across The Pacific: Episode 1 "Airborne"

05/21/2020 | 56m 46s  | Video has closed captioning.

The film's four main characters - airline executive Juan Trippe, pilot Charles Lindbergh, airplane builder Igor Sikorsky and radio engineer Hugo Leuteritz - struggle to find a place in post-World War I aviation. Their struggles illuminate the challenges aviation pioneers faced in these early, uncertain days. After repeated setbacks, the four men join forces to build an airline to South America.

Aired: 05/21/20

Rating: TV-G

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VPM Documentaries is a local public television program presented by VPM.