ZDF Studios boards aviation doc ‘Race For The Sky’

Race For The Sky

ZDF Studios in Germany has boarded new aviation history documentary Race For The Sky.

The 2 x 50-minute doc is produced by Spiegel TV in association with TV in association with broadcasters ZDF and Arte and will now be co-produced and distributed internationally by ZDF Studios.

It tells the stories of aviation pioneers and how aircraft were eventually developed to become a weapon of destruction.

The first part of the documentary tells the story of people who had the courage to cross borders, to risk their lives and who ultimately made the “adventure of flying” an experience for everyone.

The second instalment, meanwhile, explores the use of aircraft in the Second World War, from kamikaze pilots to “Stukas” and fighter planes, but also ground-breaking technical achievements, such as the invention of the jet engine.

Ralf Rueckauer, VP of unscripted at ZDF Studios, commented: “Travelling by plane, for many people, is such a common means of transport today that you take it for granted and forget that as recently as the beginning of the 20th century, attempting to fly was usually akin to calculated suicide. Race For The Sky makes you realise how fast aviation has developed in such a short space of time.”

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