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This article was published in the Radio Times, 12-18 November 1983 radio times

The Spirit of Kitty Hawk - Friday 4.10 Radio 4UK

The irresistible rise of the aeroplane this century has been made possible by the daring exploits and bold explorations of the men and women celebrated in The Spirit of Kitty Hawk. Ivan Rendall, the deviser and presenter of this six-part series, gets it off to a flying start

Reaching for the Sky

THIS YEAR marks a milestone in the history of aviation: it is 200 years since the Montgolfier brothers flew their hot­ air balloon over Paris and just 80 since the Wright brothers' flights at Kitty Hawk heralded the age of powered flight.

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