KSPS Documentaries

Upside-Down Pangborn: First Across the Pacific

Special | 57m 14s

Clyde Pangborn, a Northwest native, lived a life pushing the aviation envelope. A combination of daredevil and calculating engineer. Pang perfected his flying skills in the 1920s as a barnstormer, performing death-defying feats, such as, walking on wings and his signature stunt of flying upside down In 1931, Pangborn was first to cross the Pacific nonstop, landing in Wenatchee, Washington.

Aired: 03/21/10

Rating: TV-G

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