“Wings” establishes Southern California as the undisputed aviation capital of the world, tracing its growth from the 1910 Los Angeles Air Meet to becoming America’s “arsenal of democracy” during World War II, led by Jack Northrop, Glenn Martin and Donald Douglas. Critics see an unhealthy alliance developing between the federal government and aircraft manufacturers.
The early days of aviation were not as idyllic as they seemed.
The Hollywood machine gets a hold of aviation and celebrities are born.
Wives, mothers and sisters keep the war effort alive.