History of Aviation

January 1, 2019 - History


The seven-part documentary series The History of Aviation, directed by Daniel Costelle and René-Jean Bouyer, is a cult series for a generation of pilots and aviation buffs. No other history of aviation has ever been produced with the aim of retracing so completely this great global adventure of the twentieth century.

As the episodes unfold, we learn how one discovery and daring exploit spurred on another, from country to country, around the world. We meet the leading players of this epic story or witness their feats in stunning colorized archive footage garnered from a wealth of international sources.

From the first men in their flying machines to World War One, from the first Atlantic crossing to the supersonic era, this is the story of the most daredevil challenges the world has ever known, braved by the men and women who wrote the history of human flight.


Production :

CC&C, INA, Lagardère Studios Distribution

Broadcaster :

RMC Découverte, Toute l'Histoire

Format :

7 x 52 minutes, colours, 16:9, HD

Distribution :

Lagardère Studios Distribution

Director :

Daniel Costelle, with the collaboration of René-Jean Bouyer

Authors :

Daniel Costelle, with the collaboration of René-Jean Bouyer



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