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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Transportation

The Amazing World of Aviation

From Alpha to Zulu this series takes viewers back to the beginning of flight up through its entire history as an amazing growing industry up to modern-day plans to thrust commercial aviation travel into space. Produced by Switch International. Series: 13 x 60-minute programs. Click for more

Episode 7: The Jet Age Takes Off

Episode  7: The Jet Age Takes Off

The year 1950 was a pivotal year for innovations in air travel, marking the start of the Jet Age after the invention of the jet engine by Frank Whittle some nine years earlier. Airlines began to spring up everywhere, catering to the demands of passengers wanting to go just about anywhere, but the flights were domestic only at the time. Pre-war travel was sold as a luxury experience afforded only by the rich, but post war, the emphasis was on comfort and customer service for both the rich and middle class. However air travel was still out of reach for those on a low income. Speed was the key, getting passengers from New York to London or Paris in six and a half to seven hours was the various airlines' biggest coup. 2013 JSCA 60 min.





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