Blue Sky Metropolis (2019): S01E04 – Back to the Future

Introduction How did Southern California become the aerospace capital of the world? What were the consequences of this development for the region, for the nation and for aerospace itself? Outline “Back to the Future” explores the decline of the industry in Southern California and its resurgence in recent years. We hear first-person testimony from Southern… Read More

Blue Sky Metropolis (2019): S01E03 – A Space Odyssey

Introduction How did Southern California become the aerospace capital of the world? What were the consequences of this development for the region, for the nation and for aerospace itself? Outline The triumphant and tragic Space Race unfolds in the first-hand accounts of those who pioneered the technology and built the hardware that made possible mankind’s… Read More

Blue Sky Metropolis (2019): S01E02 – The Big Chill

Introduction How did Southern California become the aerospace capital of the world? What were the consequences of this development for the region, for the nation and for aerospace itself? Outline This episode traces how The Cold War and Pentagon dollars fund the explosive growth of modern Los Angeles. The end of World War II meant… Read More

Blue Sky Metropolis (2019): S01E01 – Wings

Introduction How did Southern California become the aerospace capital of the world? What were the consequences of this development for the region, for the nation and for aerospace itself? Outline In this episode, the documentary establishes Southern California as the undisputed aviation capital of the world and introduce the industry founders – Jack Northrop, Glenn… Read More

Blue Sky Metropolis Documentary Series Overview

Introduction How did Southern California become the aerospace capital of the world? What were the consequences of this development for the region, for the nation and for aerospace itself? Outline “Blue Sky Metropolis” is the untold story of how aerospace was central to the growth of California and its emergence as an economic power. The… Read More

Dogfights (2008): S02E18 – Dogfights of the Future

Introduction Dogfights is a military aviation themed TV series depicting historical re-enactments of air-to-air combat that took place in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, as well as smaller conflicts such as the Gulf War and the Six-Day War. The program consists of former fighter pilots sharing their… Read More

Dogfights (2008): S02E17 – Secret Weapons

Introduction Dogfights is a military aviation themed TV series depicting historical re-enactments of air-to-air combat that took place in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, as well as smaller conflicts such as the Gulf War and the Six-Day War. The program consists of former fighter pilots sharing their… Read More

Dogfights (2008): S02E16 – Death of the Luftwaffe

Introduction Dogfights is a military aviation themed TV series depicting historical re-enactments of air-to-air combat that took place in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, as well as smaller conflicts such as the Gulf War and the Six-Day War. The program consists of former fighter pilots sharing their… Read More

Dogfights (2008): S02E15 – Supersonic

Introduction Dogfights is a military aviation themed TV series depicting historical re-enactments of air-to-air combat that took place in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, as well as smaller conflicts such as the Gulf War and the Six-Day War. The program consists of former fighter pilots sharing their… Read More

Dogfights (2007): S02E14 – MiG Killers of Midway

Introduction Dogfights is a military aviation themed TV series depicting historical re-enactments of air-to-air combat that took place in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, as well as smaller conflicts such as the Gulf War and the Six-Day War. The program consists of former fighter pilots sharing their… Read More