About the Wings of Courage Documentary
Wings of Courage: Canadian Pilots Heroically Earn Their Wings is the second in a trilogy of documentaries called A Nation Soars: Commemorating Canada’s Great War Flyers.
In this second instalment, narrator Dan Aykroyd tells the stories behind the heroism of five notable Canadian pilots and the massive technological and tactical progression of aviation during the First World War.
Wings of Courage premieres on CPAC Sunday, November 6th, 9 p.m. (ET). Drawn to Victory, the first documentary in the trilogy, premieres on CPAC one-week prior Sunday, October 30th, 9 p.m. (ET).
Apart from starring in some of the biggest films of the 20th century, and being nominated for an Academy Award, Dan Aykroyd is also a musician, writer and the co-founder of the House of Blues chain of music halls and restaurants. Aykroyd, who was born in Ottawa, is also a proud Canadian. Being the Nation Soars’ proud narrator is a natural extension of his love for Canadian history and the people that shaped it.
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