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Angle of Attack

(1 of 2) (#101)

The first part of this two-part documentary series begins by following young men and women on their way to "earning their Wings." In a rigorous course of instruction, they learn to lift off and land a supersonic aircraft on the deck of an aircraft carrier in the middle of the ocean, still considered one of the most difficult and hazardous tasks. [56 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

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Series Description: ANGLE OF ATTACK chronicles the 100-year history of Naval aviation -from wobbly gliders and the first shipboard landing in 1911 to modern supersonic jets and unmanned aerial vehicles. The two-hour documentary deftly interweaves archival footage, interviews with historical and military experts, contemporary footage of cutting-edge aircraft and insights from today's "Top Gun" fighter pilots in the Marine Corps and Navy.

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These episodes of Angle of Attack aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.

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