Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies

Tonight from 9:00 to 10:00 pm, BBC4 will air part two of Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies (part 1 aired last week and is also available on the BBC iPlayer here). The documentary is well worth watching as it examines advances in British aviation during the 1950s and 1960s by taking a look at the design and technology behind military planes like the Vulcan bomber and the Meteor jet fighter.

Episode one took a look at how the achievements came during a time of national austerity and will also pay tribute to some of the test pilots who paid the ultimate price to advance both British aviation and the jet age. For any non-UK based readers or those who missed the episode, I should note that someone has already uploaded it onto YouTube. Hence, you don’t have to stay up late to watch it but be warned, I am sure the copyright police will soon find and have it pulled from YouTube!

With that in mind and should you miss episode two, I am sure it will also be uploaded onto YouTube within a few days.

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