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Goodyear Television Playhouse

Season 3 Episode 5

Wings Over Barriers

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Dec 20, 1953 on NBC
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Wings Over Barriers
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A documentary on aviation with Igor Sikorsky, Elmer Sperry, Major Charles Yeager and Ken Boedecker appear in the 50th Anniversary of Powered Flight. Lindbergh's take-off from Roosevelt's Field and his landing at Le Bourget, France, some 33 hours later; the historic breaking of the sound barrier by the XS-1; and the recent flight at more than twice the speed of sound by a Navy research craft are among the historic films shown on the program.moreless

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      • Sikorsky a pioneer in the field of aviation design eas the first man to construct a successful helicopter. Later he produced the world's first four-engine plan and in the 1930's his "Clipper" flying boats set many world records.

        Elmer Sperry famed as the inventor of the gyroscope, actually was instrumental in making blind flying possible. For it was Sperry's application of his instruments to the airplant that permitted the then Lt. Jimmy Doolittle to complete successfully the first "blind" flight and instrument landing.

        Major Charles Yeager's fame in aviation lore is more recent. In 1947 he was the first pilot to break through the sound barrier and more recently was the first man to fly more than 1,600 miles per hour.

        Ken Boedecker now an executive of the Wright Aeronautical Co., was the mechanic for Charles A. Lindbergh when the famed pilot was preparing for his epic-making trans-Atlantic flight in the "Spirit of St. Louis".

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