How They Trained

Rare archival footage shows Army pilots learning to fly Jennies in 1917.

(National Air and Space Museum SI 94-9641)

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A retired U.S. Air Force officer, Phil Stewart has been a historical film consultant, TV producer/director, multimedia manager, and author for more than 30 years. His new book, War Wings: Films of the First Air War, describes in detail the 71 WWI aviation films in the National Archives.

About Phillip Stewart

Phil Stewart is an award-winning author of six motion picture-related reference books. His most recent is Aerial Aces of the Universal Newsreel: A Researcher’s Guide to the Aviation Stories Released Nationally by the Universal Pictures Company, 1929-1931. He can be reached through his website at or via email at

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