In “Milestones of Aviation” VIDICOM features pioneers of flying and recounts their triumphs and tragedies. The films benefit from VIDICOM’s extensive archive of historic aviation footage. The 10 films cover all important chapters in the history of aviation, among them airmail, airships, flying boats, helicopters, supersonic dreams, aircraft carrier, the military race to space and specials such as the Super Conny.
The documentary honours the legendary Super Constellation, the first passenger airplane to cross the Atlantic non-stop after World War II.
Once upon a time, boats could fly. In the infancy of aviation, flying boats visited the great cities of this world and advanced to horizons yet unknown.
On a fateful day in May 1937, the largest airship ever built, the “Hindenburg“, went down in a fiery blaze.
For almost 30 years, the Concorde travelled across the Atlantic: fast as a bullet, from Paris to New York in less than four hours.