Percy Pilcher's Flying Machine

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History Documentary hosted by Jack Fortune and published by BBC broadcasted as part of BBC Horizon series in 2003 - English narration

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Could an unknown Englishman have been the first person ever to fly? To mark the hundredth anniversary of the Wright brothers inaugural flight, Horizon tells the remarkable story of Percy Pilcher.

He could have been the most famous aviator of them all. Four years before the Wright brothers, he had constructed his own aeroplane. But on the day it was due to take off for the very first time, something so terrible happened that he was denied the chance of ever flying it. So Horizon has rebuilt his long lost flying machine to see if Percy Pilcher, the British amateur, could have claimed the glory and been the first person ever to fly.

This film mixes dramatic reconstruction with fabulous contemporary scenes and gripping science. With a specially assembled team of historians, aviation experts and our own test pilot, Horizon painstakingly rebuilds Pilcher's flying machine and puts it to the test. The results will leave you cheering.

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  • Video Source: DVBc > MPEG2 > Divx
  • Video Codec: Divx 5.21
  • Video Bitrate: 1887 kb/s
  • Video Resolution: 688x512 (1.34:1)
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 4:3
  • Audio Codec: MP3
  • Audio BitRate: 128 kb/s (64/ch) CBR 48000 Hz
  • RunTime: 48m 28s
  • Part Size: 700mb
  • Subtitles: none
  • Ripped by jvt40

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