CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6035 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3752 times:
Most of them are a bit boring, but then sometimes you get a total surprise. Just the other day they showed a 1 hour documentary on getting the Concorde back in the air after the Paris crash. It was awesome!
DC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3740 times:
Wings can be very good sometimes!
The best programme to watch is Flight Deck.
The only problem is that Discovery Wings doesn't start until 6pm and finishes at 12:00pm.
And Flight Deck is only on, on Saturdays and Mondays.
Fsdownloads From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3740 times:
i have it, and unfortunatly (for me anyway) the channel seemes to be dominated by Military Aircraft programs where as i like to see the documentaries about commercial aircraft. Flight Deck and other Commerical Aircraft programs they have on are good though.
By738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3734 times:
It used to be available through OnDigital/ITV Digital, but has now been replaced by normal discovery. It was mostly military with the odd repeat of a civil airliner program. Don't get excited about it by any means
757man From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 370 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3712 times:
I used to have Discovery Wings, and I wasn't all that impressed. It mainly shows military orientated stuff, especially WWII material.
Flight Deck is indeed interesting, although it is dated. One episode is about a flight on an Air UK Leisure 737-400, this airline stopped flying quite some time ago.
The best thing I ever saw on the channel was a series about the B777, called 21st Century Jet. This covered the entire development of the 777, from initial production to service entry with United. It really was an excellent series, and I'd love to see it again.