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User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1020 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4648 times:

Well, Its the last half-hour of the Discovery Wings channel... If anyone really cares.... At 8pm EST it officialy turns into the Military channel!


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User currently offlineDeskPilot From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4621 times:

At least you guys got this channel - still don't get it in Australia, even with the introduction of digital cable.


By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
User currently offlineCVGpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4609 times:

Yea they need to spend way more time on general-aviation stuff. It seems as tho they re-run the notso interesting stuff. Even tho I'm Military, I do think they over do it w/the military program's....


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User currently offlineDoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3402 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4606 times:

oh well, I only got it a week ago, and now its gone. alas.


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User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4596 times:

You guys should move to the UK, we still get Discovery Wings. I don't know why, but it's only the US that is getting the Military Channel.

Dog


User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3330 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4579 times:

Well, although I'll miss the Discovery Wings Channel, the Military Channel really isn't that bad. And finally some episodes from this millenium!

User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1551 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4570 times:

OB1504, I totally agree with you. I loved the Discovery Wings Channel, but I just got so tired of so many shows, "...and by the turn of the century..."

User currently offlineReady4Pushback From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 4474 times:

Hmm... so they are just changing the name then!?  Wink/being sarcastic
They don't show enough modern general/civil stuff at all here in the UK. There are so many good videos out there for this hobby, and I think they should buy a few of those and show them.

When I heard DiscWings was finishing in the US I thought it would end here too, but I was watching it last night and they are going to change the setup of Wednesday and Sunday nights, so it looks like they still have plans for it in the UK. (Ok, so I spend SOME of Saturday night watching Discovery Wings, god that's sad!)


User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4076 times:

I´ve just seen the 2-disc DVD from Discovery wings about flying boats, I think it´s a good buy. But I would liked to have it with choice of subtitle or no-subtitle, all measurement are given in imperial, it would´ve been nice to choose between metric or imperial measurement in the subtitles.
Otherwise lot of seaplanes, mainly US ones, but also Germans, Japanese, Russian and UK ones.


User currently offlineGBOAE From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4014 times:

Discovery Wings..........
Half the time the programs arent even about airplanes. Its usually something about trains or vintage cars on.


User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3901 times:

Quoting GBOAE (Reply 9):
Discovery Wings..........
Half the time the programs arent even about airplanes. Its usually something about trains or vintage cars on.

Thank you!!! Glad I'm not the only one a tad irritated by all the non aviation shows they put on.... and why on earth does it only start at 6pm and then go on through the night... are we all supposed to be insomniacs?

Rez
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User currently offlineDelboy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3857 times:

Discovery Wings, pish!

All of the programmes are so old they need a shave. I'm sick to death of seeing the SAS DC9 flight, in fact all of the Flight Deck series. The only good thing is that if you miss something you really want to watch in the early evening, it's repeated before closedown that same evening.

I just wish they would commission new programmes. At least we don't have to put up with Brendan anymore!!


User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3831 times:

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 6):
loved the Discovery Wings Channel, but I just got so tired of so many shows, "...and by the turn of the century..."

As did I. The programming was rather limited as well. Within one 24 hour period, you could see the same show at least 4 different times.

It seemed to me that the powers that be at that network never really cared. They could have shown feature length aviation related movies, maybe even the made-for-TV stuff. Hell, either Sporty's or AOPA could have been approached for some ideas. I'm sure they could have come up with something.

Quoting GBOAE (Reply 9):
Half the time the programs arent even about airplanes.

Looks like the programming for the US version of Discovery Wings was different that the UK version. All I ever saw were aircraft related stuff.


User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3503 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3819 times:

Anyone else remember when "Wings" was just a show (not the shitty sitcom on USA) on Discovery? I was about 9 or 10 when I found it and I thought it was pretty much the greatest thing ever.


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