Aviation Stunt – Saturday, 27 August 27 from 4pm
Fly through the skies and discover how some of the fastest and biggest planes in aviation get off the ground, featuring episodes of:
AIR WARRIORS – The British bomber that broke the back of Nazi Germany with a fearless crew and an earthquake bomb. The ugly-duckling fighter aircraft that transformed into one of the most versatile and effective military planes of the late 20th century. The “Little Bird” chopper, able to land in places no helicopter can—or should—land. This series takes you behind the scenes to reveal the origin stories of the military’s most iconic aircraft. We examine the unique features that make them so deadly and effective, meet the men and women who fly and maintain them, and show through rare, archival footage and compelling testimonies how they’ve overcome incredible obstacles to become kings of the sky.
BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER – Sleek, powerful and bullet fast, the Bell X-1 was designed to accomplish one feat: break the sound barrier. In the years before this top-secret aircraft was built, the race to reach Mach 1 resulted in many destroyed planes and claimed lives. But these rocket scientists and military flyers refused to be denied. This is the story of how, against all odds, this little, lightning-fast plane forged the mythology of the American test pilot and blazed a trail for experimental aircraft everywhere.