Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies is a Technology programme that first aired in 2012.

Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies is a 3 star programme

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Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies (2012)

Two-part series which celebrates an unlikely story of outstanding British aviation achievement at a time of national austerity, the breathtaking planes that were built and the remarkable men who flew them. In the heady postwar years of the 1950s and 60s, British flying was at its zenith and its aircraft industry flourished in a dazzling display of ingenuity and design brilliance. Having invented the jet engine, Britain was now set to lead the world into the jet age with a new generation of fighters and bombers. The daring test pilots who flew them were as well known as the football stars of today, while their futuristic-looking aircraft, including the Meteor, Canberra, Valiant, Vulcan and the English Electric Lightning, were the military marvels of the age. episode 1.

Genre: Technology

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2012

3/5 Stars

When is Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 March 1st, 8:00pm and on BBC 4 March 8th, 8:00pm. See more...