Legends of Airpower

Jackie Cochran

She began her career as a beautician named Bessie Mae Pittman, but Jackie Cochran grew to become one of the most celebrated aviators of the day. After only ten years of flying, Cochran set 17 world records; she also founded the Women's Air Force Service Pilots, inspiring countless women to pursue their dreams in the sky.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #209

Tuesday, November 27 at 9:30 am on 12.2

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  • Wednesday, November 28 at 4:00 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.