Air Power

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  • 2005
  • 1 Season
  • 7.7  (24)

The television show Air Power was a non-fictional, educational documentary series which captured the development of flight. It began with a focus on the Wright Brothers and their climactic design of the first airplane. It covers how they originally took flight and also discusses the most recent inventions in flight. The main focus of the documentary is the use of flight in war and how aviation is used as a military weapon such as with bombings. It covers additional, very interesting topics such as the possible effects of flight on the environment, how the military uses air flight and more.

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A Home In Space
9. A Home In Space
February 2, 2005
The Space Shuttle, officially the Space Transportation System, were reusable orbital spacecraft that flew 135 missions between 1981 and 2011. The program was marked with success despite the loss of the Challenger and Columbia shuttles. The International Space Station launched in 2000 with international cooperation with the principals being the space agencies of the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan and Canada.
I Shoot For The Stars
8. I Shoot For The Stars
February 2, 2005
The beginning of the "Space Race" starts with the launch of Sputnik by the USSR in 1957. NASA's Mercury , Gemini and Apollo space programs show that American astronauts have the right stuff and Neil Armstrong takes a giant leap when Apollo 11 lands on the moon in July 1969 fulfilling President Kennedy's challenge he set forth in a speech to a special joint session of Congress in March of 1961 to land a man on the moon before then end of the decade.
Changing Roles
7. Changing Roles
February 2, 2005
The US Army Air Force becomes a separate armed service as the United States Air Force in 1947. Throughout the 1950's during the Cold War between the United States and the USSR, thermonuclear weapons (hydrogen bombs) were developed and both nations developed missiles - Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles or ICBMs - capable to carry a nuclear warhead to the others homeland. The ICBMs became a part of the Air Force's operational arsenal in 1959.
The Jet Age
6. The Jet Age
February 2, 2005
The first jets to see air combat where fielded by Germany near the end of World War 11. Every major power developed military jets post war and the race to break the sound barrier began. War breaks out in Korea in 1950 ushering in the age of air combat between jet aircraft.
Final Victory
5. Final Victory
June 3, 2005
The Allied bombing campaign take its toll on Germany's airpower industries affecting its military might as the Luftwaffe loses control of the skies over Europe, and the Nazi war machine is brought to its knees by the constant bombing.
Hawks and Doves
4. Hawks and Doves
February 2, 2005
The largest air war in history rages in the skies over Europe and Asia. Thousand-plane raids by the American and British air forces over Germany become the norm to destroy Germany's war material production capabilities and Japan's paper cities burn as American forces retake islands from the Japanese with airfields that bring the Japanese home islands within range of American heavy bombers.
Waking A Sleeping Giant
3. Waking A Sleeping Giant
February 2, 2005
The 1930's bring remarkable advances in military flight and provide Germany and Japan with deceive advantages in the air as World War II begins. The Germans pound London in the Battle of the Blitz after conquering the European mainland. Japanese naval aviation brings the United States into the Second World War with the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
The Golden Age
2. The Golden Age
January 2, 2005
The Great War advances flight at break neck speed and gives the military its first aces. After the war, the Roaring Twenties roar to the sound of flight. Air races and barnstormers bring aviation to every community across the country and Amelia Earhart and "Lucky Lindy" steal the headlines with their pioneering flights.
Those Daring Young Men
1. Those Daring Young Men
January 1, 2005
Man takes flight as the Wright Brothers, Professor Langley and even Alexander Graham Bell compete to see who will be the first to achieve powered flight.
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The television show Air Power was a non-fictional, educational documentary series which captured the development of flight. It began with a focus on the Wright Brothers and their climactic design of the first airplane. It covers how they originally took flight and also discusses the most recent inventions in flight. The main focus of the documentary is the use of flight in war and how aviation is used as a military weapon such as with bombings. It covers additional, very interesting topics such as the possible effects of flight on the environment, how the military uses air flight and more.Air Power is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 2005.

Where to Watch Air Power

Air Power is available for streaming on the C3 Entertainment website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Air Power on demand at Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (24)