Boeing-sponsored ‘Angle of Attack’ to premiere on PBS
The history of naval aviation throughout the last century is captured in the two-hour documentary ’Angle of Attack: How Naval Aviation Changed the Face of War’ that will air on public television stations across the United States.
The rich history of naval aviation throughout the last century is captured in a riveting two-hour documentary “Angle of Attack: How Naval Aviation Changed the Face of War,” which will air on public television stations across the United States.
As part of the celebration of this centennial year, Boeing has underwritten this documentary, which captures the fascinating history of naval aviation from the early days of wooden planes to the advanced Super Hornets and Growlers of today. The first half of the documentary depicts a time when the idea of flying aircraft off of a ship was an innovative concept fraught with danger in the fledgling aviation world. The story flows through the triumphs and challenges the pilots and those who supported them faced, overcoming all obstacles to take their place in history as one of the most demanded warfighting capabilities of the U.S. Navy.
The second half of this documentary brings the viewer through more recent history while following some of the many people within this unique community, from the first pilot, Eugene Ely, who took that historic leap of faith flying from and landing on a modified ship, to today’s pilots, who take off and land aircraft day in and day out around the world. The story also includes the contributions of those from the helicopter and maritime patrol communities.
Boeing has spent this year serving as presenting sponsor of the Centennial of Naval Aviation Foundation’s commemorative events, including 32 air shows, the opening gala last February in San Diego and the closing events later this month in Washington, D.C.
The documentary will air throughout the month of November on public television stations. It has been picked up by more than 133 stations in 23 of the top 25 markets for a growing total of 760 broadcasts. Check your local listings for air dates and times.