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See live interviews with pioneers from the first half-century of American aviation: designers, engineers, industrial entrepreneurs, and pilots. United Aircraft Corporation (now United Technologies) commemorated powered flight in 1953 by creating this motion picture, We Saw It Happen. This one hour and thirty minute film features thirty-five interviews of aviation pioneers who made it happen. Rare images of their storied aircraft are included. Now on DVD for the first time, this vintage film affords all the opportunity to see great men in aviation and hear them describe their feats first hand. Noted aviation historian, Dr. Stephen McFarland, provides a contemporary introduction to the fifty-five year old film.

  Appearing are:

Wellwood Beall, Larry Bell, William Boeing, William Bridgeman, Frank Caldwell, Clarence
Chamberlin, Virginius Clark, Glenn Curtiss, James Doolittle, Donald Douglas, Ira Eaker, Oliver Echols,
Earl Findley, Benjamin Foulois, Robert Gross, Leroy Grumman, Sam Heron, Luke Hobbs,
Jack Horner, Jerome Hunsaker, Alvin Johnston, Dutch Kindelberger, Roy Knabenshue, Frank Lahm,
Glenn Martin, Thomas Milling, Frank Mock, Mundy Peale, Dewitt Ramsey, Frederick Rentschler,
Eddie Rickenbacker, Igor Sikorsky, Carl Spaatz, Lawrence Sperry, John Thach, John Towers,
Roscoe Turner, Chuck Yeager.

An 8-page biographical brochure is included for those who wish to learn more about these legendary individuals and their machines.

Shoestring Educational Productions has preserved images and sound from the original film by transferring them to digital media using the latest digital telecine equipment. Discs have been produced by replication as DVD-R (NTSC, No Region) and are 1.5 hr. in length. Reproduced under license from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

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