The aviation reality series, The Aviators, honors Veterans Day this month by exploring advancements in aviation during World War II, while providing an look back at Pearl Harbor in a historical context.
Episode 5.05, which is available now on iTunes, Amazon, PBS and other content providers, turns back the clock to the greatest military conflict of our time, while exploring the aircraft and aviation innovations that came as a result.
This week’s episode, in honor of the many veterans who were responsible for some of aviation’s greatest leaps forward, considers how military struggles and setbacks during World War II actually led to landmark achievements in aviation, according to the producers.
Also in episode 5.05, The Aviators highlights an airshow routine that accurately recreates the infamous attack that occurred at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
“When we reflect on the many sacrifices of our military veterans, we must also consider the many innovations they were responsible for,” commented Anthony Nalli, producer and creator of The Aviators. “In episode 5.05, as we put these innovations in a historical context, we realize this period represented a massive leap forward for aviation, even by today’s standards.”