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User currently offline388crazy From Australia, joined Mar 2013, 50 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9517 times:

Hi,

I have been watching Airline Both US and UK and i was wondering if there are any other shows like these or related to aviation that are worth watching?

Thanks

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User currently offlineFatmirJusufi From Albania, joined Jan 2009, 2441 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 9496 times:

Have you watched The Aviators and Flying Wild Alaska? Both of these are worth watching.

Fatmir



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User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1161 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9123 times:

Take a look at Elliot Mason's Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCw6dUq7kibSihBu_Zw4-lw

He has uploaded lots of similar programs.

Quoting FatmirJusufi (Reply 1):
Have you watched The Aviators and Flying Wild Alaska? Both of these are worth watching.

      I started watching Flying Wild Alaska recently. Very interesting if you're into those Discovery Channel-type shows.

-Bt7



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User currently offlineCaptainKramer From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 9016 times:

Try, Flying Heavy Metal, hosted by Bruce Dickinson, Lead Singer of Iron Maiden, and a Commercial Pilot in his own right, all episodes (5 in all I think) uploaded to youtube.

Then there is the Discovery Series Ice Pilots featuring Buffalo Airways, only highlights from various episodes can be found on youtube at the moment.

Also try Airport Live, BBC2 broadcast live from Heathrow Airport a few weeks ago, 4 episodes uploaded onto youtube.

Also on youtube is Worlds Biggest Airliner - Part 1 Building the Airbus A380. 5 Parts in all I think.

On Discovery Channel "Airplane Repo".

There is another Discovery Program ""Dangerous Flights", which involves Ferry Pilots delivering second hand General Aviation aircraft, both Props and Jets, around the world to their new owners. Very good show, visiting obscure airports, great visuals as well.

National Geographic has numerous "Aircrash Investigations" episodes of course.

That should get the ball rolling. If I think of others I will add to the list.


User currently offlineFatmirJusufi From Albania, joined Jan 2009, 2441 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9007 times:

Quoting CaptainKramer (Reply 3):
Also try Airport Live, BBC2 broadcast live from Heathrow Airport a few weeks ago, 4 episodes uploaded onto youtube.

This seems to be interesting, gotta check out. Thanks!

Fatmir



DO FLIGHTS. NOT FIGHTS.
User currently onlinethunderboltdrgn From Sweden, joined Jan 2012, 601 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 8929 times:

I know there is/was a Danish series about CPH called CPH Lufthavnen:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2458896/combined
http://programmer.tv2.dk/articlenew....eportageserie-cph--lufthavnen.html

also available as Pay Per View but I don't know if it will work outside Denmark:
http://play.tv2.dk/tv/dokumentar/cph...avnen/paa-arbejde-i-kastrup-53437/

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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7151 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 8917 times:

Travel Channel here in the U.S. has Airport 24/7 Miami. 30min episodes on its second season, I think there are about 10 episodes and I have seen some on youtube. A decent look at the operations at MIA especially US Customs and Immigration. A little dramatic but its not too bad.


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User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3072 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8914 times:
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Quoting flymia (Reply 6):
Travel Channel here in the U.S. has Airport 24/7 Miami. 30min episodes on its second season, I think there are about 10 episodes and I have seen some on youtube. A decent look at the operations at MIA especially US Customs and Immigration. A little dramatic but its not too bad.

My favorite show! I definitely recommend watching this one.

Also, I recommend watching the old show about WN ops on youtube.



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User currently onlinethunderboltdrgn From Sweden, joined Jan 2012, 601 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8912 times:

I also remember a documentry series that was broadcasted by Swedish tv3
a few years ago. It was called Stockholm-Arlanda;

http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm-Arlanda_%28TV-program%29
http://www.tv3play.se/program/stockholmarlanda



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User currently offlineCaptainKramer From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8765 times:

Just found this on Youtube.

Discovery Channel, Mighty Planes. Each episode runs about 45minutes.

One episode features the A380. Another the C5 Galaxy. Then there's Mighty Planes, Skibirds, which features the C-130 Hercules. The final one showcases the Antonov 124.

Go to Youtube and type : Discovery Channel Mighty Planes A380.

The same for the rest, just substitute the plane you want to view.

Enjoy!

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User currently offlineCaptainKramer From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8752 times:

Just finished watching the Discovery Channel Mighty Planes C5M Super Galaxy. Very good documentary, shows insight into the uprgrading of the C5 Galaxy, including installing the new Glass Cockpit, installation of all complete new wiring, beefing up of the wing to handle the heavier, more powerful GE CF6 engines, a job that takes over 11 months.

Here are some more programs I found on Youtube :

National Geographics : Megafactories Learjet. 45 minutes long.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This 43 minute making of documentary, first aired on MNBC.

National Geographics Megafactories Euro Fighter. 45 minutes long.

Megastructures A380. (National Geographic Documentry) 55 minutes long.

All the above programs have been uploaded to Youtube.

Enjoy!


User currently offlineCaptainKramer From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 1 month 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8524 times:

Here's some more found uploaded on Youtube.


Discovery Channel's Boeing 777 Part 1/5. Dur 50min.

Boeing 787 Documentary (The RR Engines). Dur 59min.

21st Century jet - Making the Boeing 777.

Megastructures Boeing 747 Breakdown - HD Part 1 of 2.


User currently offlinealberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2918 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 8418 times:

There was a reality tv show a few years ago about a group of people training to become flight attendants

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbpu3bJo-HI

Its very good and the whole series is available on youtube.

Here is the thread on it that was created some years back

Flight Attendant School TV Show Tonight (by COEWR2587 Mar 2 2006 in Civil Aviation)#1



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User currently offline388crazy From Australia, joined Mar 2013, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8184 times:

Hi,

Thanks for all the replies, I thought i had replied but obviously not haha.

I really like the Elliot Masons channel on Youtube, i have so far watched Airport Live and Inside Gatwick on it.

I really like all the suggestions and will keep them in mind to watch next time my internet refreshes.

Thanks again, 388crazy


User currently onlinepenguins From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 8153 times:

Don't forget about Air Crash Investigation. They are highly entertaining and have about as much aviation as you can get.

User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 1945 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (1 year 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7644 times:

Bush Pilots is pretty good. It's about the guys and girls (usually from Europe and Australia) who go to Botswana to be bush pilots. My brother got me hooked on it.


Go coogs! \n//
User currently offlineFatmirJusufi From Albania, joined Jan 2009, 2441 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5399 times:

Sorry for bringing this (almost) dead thread up, but is anyone watching Ultimate Airport Dubai? So far it looks interesting (have watched the very first two episodes out of eight).

Fatmir



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User currently offline388crazy From Australia, joined Mar 2013, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5375 times:

I am watching it and find it very enjoyable, So far I have watched the first 4 episodes, An Emirates plane that was in maintenance in the first episode is one I have flown on.

I thought it was 10 episodes?


User currently offlineFatmirJusufi From Albania, joined Jan 2009, 2441 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (10 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5366 times:

Quoting 388crazy (Reply 17):
I thought it was 10 episodes?

Here it says, it will have nine episodes.
http://natgeotv.com/uk/ultimate-airport-dubai/about

Fatmir



DO FLIGHTS. NOT FIGHTS.
User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3072 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5247 times:
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Does anybody know when Airport 24/7: Miami is coming back? I can only find that it had been approved for a third season, which has already finished.


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User currently offline388crazy From Australia, joined Mar 2013, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5178 times:

Do you mean for a 4th season? Wikipedia says season 3 has aired but I can't find it anywhere.

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 21, posted (10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5141 times:

German TV has tons of great documentaris, many of which can be found on youtube as well as Pilots TV. There was also a show back in the 90s called "Abenteur Airport", its in German, pretty corny but awesome since it brings back the glory days of DUS with AA 767s, LH DC10s, SAA 747SPs and the old terminal before the fire.

As far as english shows go, Flying Wild Alaska and Dangerous Flights are really good, Ice Pilots has gotten about as lame as Ice Road Truckers. Airplane Repo is OK, but I seriously question the authenticity of it. I mean how does one get clearence to take off when they're taxiing towards the runway with security vehicles going after them?



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User currently onlineMesaFlyGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3072 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5130 times:
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Quoting 388crazy (Reply 20):
Do you mean for a 4th season? Wikipedia says season 3 has aired but I can't find it anywhere.

All the episodes listed in the third season aired between the dates listed. My DVR was full of them unti last week's cleanout.



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User currently offlineCaptainKramer From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4213 times:

"A350XWB First Flight - Uncut Version", has been uploaded to Youtube.

5 and half hours of viewing for those inclined. Lots of behind the scenes VT (which stands for VideoTape!!!) showing various stages of A350XWB Production and the First Flight and Landing, plus post flight press conference.

Check out cool virtual fly throughs of various A350XWB cabins at 3 hours 12 minutes 40 seconds into the show, including visits to Flight Crew and Cabin Crew rest area's.


User currently offlineCaptainKramer From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4195 times:

"Come Fly With Me - The Story Of Pan Am" 1 Hour Duration. BBC Documentary.

"Death Of An American Dream - The Pan Am Story" - Very sad documentary filmed soon after the demise of Pan Am, interview with Captain who flew the very last flight a B727, (without realising it before setting out on the flight!) is particularly moving. 1 Hour Duration.

"Northrop YF23 Black Widow II" Documentary. 53minutes Duration.

"Building the SU-27 - The Best Fighter Jet in the World (Full Docmentary)". 2 hours 38 minutes Duration.

The British Aircraft Corporation TSR-2

All available to view on Youtube.

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25 klm672 : I started getting into these shows via Youtube a few days ago! Very, very interesting. Sad, but interesting.
26 CaptainKramer : For those in the U.K. I just discovered that Sky One, the Satellite and Cable Channel, is currently running a multi episode series "Inside RAF Brize N
27 klm672 : I watched the complete season last night. It was very "odd" for being, being a former FA. It brought back a lot of memories of training. Not just the
28 Post contains links thunderboltdrgn : Voyages of construction: How to build a jumbo jet engine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHGbWKnhrp4 It is a one hour documentary about the Rolls Roy
29 Post contains links thunderboltdrgn : Titta, jag flyger a Swedish documentary about civil aviation in Sweden. It was just aired on Swedish TV. Unfortunately it is not available outside Swe
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