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“Alpenflug – Das große Abenteuer”

Manfred Baur (Deutschland) - 45 min

Thursday, 13. Nov. 2008 from 19:30 in Stefaniensaal       

In the early years of flying, pilots were celebrated like heroes. Their records hit the headlines and cast a spell over people worldwide. Their motto was: faster, farther, longer and higher. One of the biggest challenges has always been to cross the Alps, as turbulences, fall winds, severe cold and the lack of oxigen make this flight a perilous undertaking. This film tells the fascinating story of the men who have put their life at risk with this daring enterprise throughout history: from the early attempts to the beginning of postal and passanger flights and up to our times, in which a flight across the Alps hardly takes an hour.