Learn about a great milestone in aviation history: the 1935 crossing of the Pacific Ocean by a Pan American Airways “flying boat” known as the China Clipper. Across The Pacific recounts the development of this technological innovation led by Pan Am's chief executive Juan Trippe, pilot Charles Lindbergh, airplane engineer Igor Sikorsky and radio engineer Hugo Leuteritz. Dramatic re-enactments, interviews with historians and biographers, archival photographs, newsreel clips and film tell the story of an achievement that changed our lives.

Watch it tonight at 9pm on GBH 2.


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