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PHILADELPHIA, PA, February 02, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Aerospace hero Neil Armstrong hosted the prime time documentary series First Flights for three seasons on the A&E network. Each of the 39 episodes blends historic footage, interviews, and live action flying. From frail stick and fabric flying machines, to the first rocket aircraft and sleek jet fighters, Neil Armstrong takes viewers on an exhilarating adventure through time.
From balloons and gliders to hypersonic flight at the edge of space, First Flights surveys the scope of aviation history. Every episode is grounded in the historical development of flying in the context of the innovators and the demands of world events. Armstrong shows his passion for aviation and respect for the men and women who risked everything to achieve the dream of flight and advance its cause.
Before he was an astronaut, Armstrong was a naval aviator in Korea and an experimental test pilot at Edwards AFB - flying to the edge of space in the rocket powered, winged X-15 aircraft. The First Flights series provides a unique showcase for Armstrong and his first love: airplanes.
During his extensive career, Armstrong flew over 200 different types of flying machines including jets, rockets, helicopters and gliders. In the production of First Flights he enjoyed a few personal firsts including piloting a MIG 15, Harrier jet, B-1 Bomber, Pitcairn Autogyro - and a Ford Model T!
The three seasons are now available for free to Amazon Prime members __http://a.co/ilpAIg1__ and they are available on Vimeo, Hoopla and on platforms around the world.
" . . . First Flights is an exemplary history of aviation hosted by Neil Armstrong - one of his few such appearances."
-- TELEVISION HISTORIES: Shaping Collective Memory in the Media Age
" . . . This is one of those rare series that convey an encyclopedic amount of knowledge while being consistently entertaining and fascinating."
-- JP, Amazon customer
" . . . If the program being shown is not both technically accurate as well as being historically accurate I would never have given your program the five star rating!"
-- S.F Jones, lead mechanic United Airlines
"Just a great show about the history of flight! Neil Armstrong is just a great guy. . ."
-- Charles Sayegh, Amazon customer
For more information contact:
Mark Tuttle, Executive Producer
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