The complete story of flight. In the early 20th century, railways were the main form of transport for both people and goods. Those who undertook journeys covering vast distances often never returned to the place from which they had left. Then, in 1903, a timeline of history began that changed the way we travelled forever. Few could have predicted that just 60 years after the Wright brothers first managed powered flight, passenger jets would be transporting thousands of people across the globe. Here, we map the history of flight from its beginnings and follow the story through the first half of the 20th century, charting the rapid developments that took place over the next 50 years. From the Boeing 707 to Concorde, the second half of the 20th century witnessed great change in the accessibility of air travel to almost everyone.
Documentary profiling the design, development and construction of the world's first supersonic airliner. The product of an Anglo-French treaty, Concorde flew its inaugural flight in 1969, entering service in 1976. With only twenty aircraft built, Concorde flew regular transatlantic flights from London to New York for twenty-seven years, before finally being retired from service in 2003.