Ready4Pushback From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 364 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4068 times:
Hmm... so they are just changing the name then!?
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!)
Alessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days ago) and read 3670 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.
Manzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 36 Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 21 hours ago) and read 3495 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?
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Delboy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 722 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 6 hours ago) and read 3451 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!!
ShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3425 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.