In the first part of the 20th century, a seeming miracle took place. Humans learned how to fly.
But the quest to reach for the skies came with tremendous danger. Events and circumstances that in an instant could turn deadly. Every time a new barrier was pushed, the limits of gravity pushed back harder, making every advancement in the world of aviation one that was paid for in blood.
Using restored film footage and high definition photographs, we tell the stories of the early years, when aviators put their lives on the line and captured the world’s imagination.