Real Life Heroes: The Limits Of Man

  |  Buy to Own: 25/04/2005
  |  76 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Three short documentaries looking at the history of flight. 'To Fly Like a Bird' examines the early attempts to launch a powered aircraft, some of which were more successful than others. 'Descent from the Skies' looks at the history of parachuting, invented for pilots in the First World War, developed as a sport, and then perfected as a means of launching shock attacks using highly-trained paratroopers during the Second World War. 'Barnstormers and Stuntmen' is a history of aerobatics, and the daredevil stuntmen who would risk life and limb to perform these amazing aerial feats.