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First Flights with Neil Armstrong (1991)

Neil Armstrong explores the history of Aviation. (A&E Network series)
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Reluctant aerospace hero Neil Armstrong hosted the prime time documentary series First Flights for three seasons on the A&E network. Each of the 39 episodes blends historic footage, interviews, and live action flying. From stick and fabric airplanes, to the first jets, to massive flying machines and marvels of speed, Neil Armstrong shows his real passion for aviation and the men and women who risked everything for what at first seemed impossible. Each episode concentrates on a specific type of airplane or aspect of aviation, such as the developments in flight control that progressed from wing-warping to electronic fly-by-wire. In every episode, First Flights is grounded in the historical development of flying in the context of the innovators and the demands of world events. During his extensive career Armstrong flew over 200 different types of flying machines, including jets, rockets, helicopters and gliders. In the production of First Flights he enjoyed a few personal firsts ... Written by Mark H Tuttle

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