The film follows Gabriel Angel (Rakie Ayola), a young Caribbean aviator who falls in love with the forger Duncan Stewart (Jonathan Pryce) on her journey to England. Stewart is pursued by his nemesis Rex Goodyear (John Hurt), and the group are supported by Dr Angela Bead (Vanessa Redgrave) and Miss Gwendolyn Quim (Dorothy Tutin), retired missionaries who become lovers during the voyage.
Spot gags on an around-the-world trip by airplane. The plane takes off like a bird by hopping into the sky, then follows along the railroad tracks dodging obstacles and going through the tunnel. A modernized Mount Rushmore includes Franklin W. Roosevelt and Wendell Willkie, the Democratic and Republican Party nominees for president in 1940. In Ireland, a tenor sings until a hair gets stuck in the projector gate. The tenor yells, "Hey you up there, get that hair out of here!", and a silhouette hand plucks the hair away. In Africa, an ostrich can't find any of his friends, who all have their heads stuck in the sand.
"Pioneers In Aviation" profiles two of America's legendary aerospace pioneers--William Boeing and Donald Douglas. Captains of industry, commercial rivals, and personal friends, Boeing and Douglas led the aviation industry from the era of the Wright Brothers to the Jet Age. "Pioneers" celebrates a uniquely American heritage in documenting the lives of the men who founded the fledgling airplane industry and forged the very history of flight.
This soaring three-part program takes you deep inside America's military air power, with highlights including a trip aboard an aircraft carrier and a look at the inner workings of America's air weapon of choice, the stealth bomber. Featuring interviews with engineers, dramatic footage of Gulf War air strikes and a wealth of information about an array of aircraft, the presentation explores every aspect of America's commitment to air superiority.
For three WWII veterans, war was nothing compared to the personal battles they would face back home.
Moving and mysterious, Joana Pimenta’s An Aviation Field juxtaposes the natural and the manmade as it links the great utopian modernist project of Brasilia to the volcanic crater in Fogo, Cape Verde, and offers speculative futures for a troubling past.
The name, Pan American Clipper, conjures up exotic, far-away places in every corner of the world, including Istanbul, Caracas, London, Paris, The South Pacific, South America and the Far East. By viewing these ten half-hour restored Pan Am films, you will discover the exciting world of air travel on-board the Pan Am Clipper fleet. So pack your bags, and join us on a journey back to a time when air travel was new and exciting. All aboard the Clipper Ships of Pan Am!
Normandy, 1905. The picnic is finished. A group of middle-class people in their Sunday best, get ready to go home. There is one last photo to be taken, but somebody is missing
Zany flying in biplanes of the era.
LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES offers a fresh perspective on a modern-day miracle that many of us take for granted: flying. Narrated by Harrison Ford and featuring an original score from Academy Award® winning composer James Horner, the film takes viewers to 18 countries across all seven continents to illuminate how airplanes have empowered a century of global connectedness our ancestors could never have imagined.