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User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1060 posts, RR: 18
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3327 times:

Anybody on here have the Discovery Wings Channel? I was able to watch it a little today at work. What I saw seemed fairly interesting. Is it worth the investment to add it to my cable? Anybody that has it that would like to comment would be great. Thanks

Dinker


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User currently offline777guy From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

They have some interesting programming but tend to repeat them too many times in my opinion. Of course being 24 hours station there is limited new stuff for them to show. I like the British show "Airport" for one. I enjoy the channel overall but would not pay extra just for it alone. I have the Top 150 package and this comes with it along with the NASA channel.

User currently offlineAndrewAir From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3266 times:

I too have the channel. I like it but most of the shows are on military aircraft not civil aircraft. It is worth the extra money. My favorite show is Airport, Learning to Fly, and A Plane is Born.



AMc


User currently offlineDa man From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 887 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

I've got it too. In my opinion it is also worth the extra $.
da man



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User currently offlineAccidentally From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3255 times:
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User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1060 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3254 times:

Thanks for your replies. Today at work I saw parts of Fasten Your Seatbelts, a very short clip of Learning to fly and A Helicopter is born. I am going to look into what the extra cost is going to be to add it to the programing I have now. Thanks again for your comments.

Dinker



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User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3256 times:

I have the Wings channel & enjoy it, like everybody else, I tend to get tired of the re-runs. They had one special on the making of the A380 which was very interesting, and the other one was a special on the Boeing plant in Seattle, sheesh, that place is huge!


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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3250 times:

a plane is born is a great show! i love it. what i find annoying is that the shows are very often repeated.


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User currently offlineUSAir330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 822 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

Yup have it too. My favorite shows are A chopper is born, Learn to Fly, Airport and Celebrity Wings!

User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3231 times:

I'll mirror the above comments and add that I receive the programming included in a "package" of optional channels. You may very well realize a better value if you subscribe to such a package of optional programming rather than purchase Wings Channel solely. I plan on staying subscribed when I move...Jack


all best; jack
User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

The best program on Discovery Wings has to be Flight Deck. I've seen all of them, but always watch them when they're on. For the UK, it's on Thursday nights at around 8pm.

DC-10


User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3211 times:


I love it as well..I generally spend evenings (when I have time for viewing)
clicking between the Wings channel and the food network. I love the
Learning to Fly series (I found myself tearing up when she took her first
solo) and the Fasten Seat Belts series. I'm not too crazy about helicopters
or military planes.


Jim



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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3203 times:

I have it and like it a lot. Yes it is true that it doesn't have much airliner stuff though.

My favorite shows are:
Airport: Made by the BBC, 30 minutes long covering real events going on in London Heathrow.

Fasten Your Seatbelt: One hour show discussing different aviation topics for each show, military, general, airliner, and history.

Centennial of Flight: One hour show dedicated to celebrating 100 years of flight covering many aviation milestones throughout aviation's history.

There are a lot of other great shows also. Well worth it, but if you only care about airliners, then you will be disappointed.

The #1 topic is aviation history (both military and civil). Since I am really into aviation history, I like the channel a lot.

Regards



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User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1060 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3149 times:

Thanks alot for all of your input. Sounds like it is a channel I will be interested in. Hopefully it won't cost too much extra to get. Thanks again.

Dinker



Two rules in aviation, don't hit anything and don't run out of gas, cause if you run out of gas yer gonna hit something.
User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3137 times:

Yes I have it and its a great channel, 2 of my favorites are Airport and Fasten Your Seatbelts Please!. But i enjoy watching it sometimes, when there is a good show or documentary on there. Great channel!

User currently offlineJmacias34 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3115 times:

As mentioned the best programs are Airport, A Plane Is Born, A Chopper Is Born & Learning To Fly. There is also a Fasten Your Seatbelts where they profile AA's operations at DFW, that program is entertaining. I wish they would have more on Air Traffic Control... A while back I on Discovery there was a show called 'Air Cops' or it might have been 'Air Bosses'. Either way, it was a good show and haven't seen it since.

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