The Golden Age of Zeppelins

About the Show

A look back at a time in aviation history when airships held the promise of an idyllic form of long-distance commercial air travel. This documentary examines the development of the airship and how Germany forged the way with the Graf Zeppelin and the Hindenburg, until disaster struck at Lakehurst, New Jersey, in May 1937 when the Hindenburg burst into flames and crashed while attempting to dock. Archive footage, illustrations and interviews with aviation experts help bring to life this brief but romantic era in the history of aviation.