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SAN DIEGO’S HISTORIC PLACES: San Diego’s Aviation History

Airs Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Monday, March 12 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2

Photo of host Elsa Sevilla climbing aboard an antique 1943 Stearman, one of 6...

Credit: Courtesy of Elsa Sevilla

Above: Photo of host Elsa Sevilla climbing aboard an antique 1943 Stearman, one of 600 Stearman planes left in the entire world, with pilot Bob Simon.

When you think of aviation history, many think of the Wright Brothers, but in fact San Diego has many aviation pioneers.

Join host Elsa Sevilla as she looks back in history and finds some of those local aviation pioneers. Learn about their important contributions to aviation history.

It happened right here in San Diego. That's on the next episode of SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PLACES.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Elsa Sevilla

Photo of a plane that has taken volunteers 14 years to build from scratch in the San Diego Aerospace Museum's basement.

All past episodes of SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PLACES are available for streaming on demand.

Host Elsa Sevilla joins thousands to celebrate Naval Aviation's Centennial in Coronado. Learn about local aviation pioneers like John Montgomery, Glenn Curtiss, and Charles Lindbergh, and find out where the U.S. Navy's first flight school was located in San Diego.

SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PLACES is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning documentary series like no other on local television. The series explores and details the areas history dating back to the 16th century, focusing on the various groups of people living in the region.

SDHP is produced and created by award-winning journalists Elsa and Guillermo Sevilla. It is produced through Sevilla Productions. Sevilla Productions is on Facebook.

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