Legends of Airpower

Commander Randall Cunningham

Vietnam fighter ace and the pilot the movie "Top Gun" is based on. A Vietnam war volunteer, "Duke" Cunningham joined the Navy to do his part. He didn't know that he would make his first air kill in January of 1972 and would become the first ace of the war by May of the same year. The commander of the Navy's Top Gun School before he retired, "Duke" was then elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990. Always an aviator, he flies each of the Navy's aircraft before approving funding. "Duke"...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #104

Tuesday, July 24 at 9:30 am on 12.2

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Fifty-two men and women who made America's air power the most respected in the world are profiled in this award-winning series. The series features exclusive interviews with Legends such as Chuck Yeager, Jim Lovell, Buzz Aldrin, and Paul Tibbetts. Spanning the first century of flight, Legends of Airpower effortlessly relates the life and times of these heroes.