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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

Discovery Channel is running a special right now on ATL.

Two points of observation:

1) they've twice mistaken a DL MD-11 for a 737, and remarked that a DL 727 crashed at DFW, when in fact it was an L-1011.

2) One of the Ops Supervisors at ATL that they've had on used to work Ops at MSY.

Tom in NO (at MSY)


"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
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User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

O well it was a pretty good little show anyway. seeing as how I have never been through Hartsfield  Sad


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User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

I enjoyed that show and I also liked the show on the 777 before that. Big thumbs up

User currently offlineN863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1818 times:

''they've twice mistaken a DL MD-11 for a 737, and remarked that a DL 727 crashed at DFW, when in fact it was an L-1011.''

Actually, DL1241 was a 727-200 that crashed in Dallas / Ft. Worth in 1989... three years AFTER DL191 - the L-1011 crash. The crash was attributed to a lack of attention by the cockpit crew resulting in a failure to deploy take-off flaps.

And I have no idea why, but here at ERAU on Discovery we have some crap on Vegas hotels..... any idea why? We were told it was satellite and not cable, so why it is I am totally confused - thus I didn't see the program.

FLY DELTA JETS and sail UNITED STATES LINES



N 8 6 3 D A


User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

They showed a Delta 767 landing safely and taxiing back to the terminal after one of it's engines failed, wonder if it was a GE CF6 powered aircraft.

User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

It was N143DA ship 143 and it is powered by the CF6 engine. DL had a 767-200 lose one on takeoff from SJU, fully loaded on a hot humid day last summer. The flight deck crew luckily had a change of shorts available after landing that plane safely at SJU.....

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

Heard a rumor that GE CF6s don't cooperate in hot humid weather as good as a P&W 4000 or RR RB211 series engine.

User currently offline777boy From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

Hey N 8 6 3 D A,

I think you're picking up the West Coast schedule.

We had that Vegas thing on @ 1 (4ET), and the show on the 777 isn't until 4 PST. Try watching at 4 PST (in 11 min.)

Matt


User currently offlineN863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1749 times:

777boy,

I think you may be right..... I have no idea why we have a West Coast feed, but it would appear we do...

We're just now getting the 777 program with the American 777-200 featured....

So hopefully we'll get the ATL program next. The downside is that I'll miss the Simpsons as it'll be on at the same time.... (but I'll still get to see X-Files)

FLY DELTA JETS and sail UNITED STATES LINES



N 8 6 3 D A


User currently offlineKLM747 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 669 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

I really enjoyed that show about ATL, and the AA 777 one before it was really good too.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

KLM747 Big grin


User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1168 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

N863DA

i cant beleive 4 years later they still have the West coast discover channel feed... wait 4 hrs


User currently offlineN863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1701 times:

Tell me about it. I'm moving off campus in at the end of the semester - can't wait.

I finally saw the program - it was good I guess - gotta love the concentrating on DL - hardly surprising tho... they didn't mention other airlines (including AirTran) once! Oh well.

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User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1685 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1694 times:
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They didn't mention AirTran, but they did show some shots of AirTran DC-9s. I also noticed the mistake concerning the DFW crash. They said it was a 727, while it clearly showed the tail of the L-1011 that crashed. I was wondering if any of you would catch that. It was a good show, and I saved it on tape.

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA



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User currently offlineLuckySevens From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

Both a DL B722(N473DA) and a DL L1011(N726DA) have crashed at DFW.
The 722 crew were not maintaing a sterile cockpit (There are transcripts of this and it's disgusting) and the stall warning was not working.
AA has lost 2 DC10s (nonfatal) @ DFW, too. (N39AA)(N109AA)




User currently offlineAeroGlobeAir7 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

Will they rerun the ATL show any time? I only saw like 2 minutes of it at the end, I want to see it again so I can tape it. I looked through the TV guide and it was a bunch of stuff about birth defects for the rest of tonight. I REALLY want to see that, missing it added to my already disappointing weekend  Sad.

User currently offlineN202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

Not that it's anything but a nitpick, but the 727-200 that crashed was Delta 1141, on its way to Salt Lake City, and it crashed in 1988, not 1989 (as the voice-over said).

Delta 191, the L-1011, crashed on landing in August, 1985, after encountering a microburst. They did, indeed, show the tail section (and, I believe, footage of the crash aftermath) in the documentary and identified it as, essentially, 1141. I could expect such ridiculous errors from a trashy news program like Dateline, but this is the Discovery Channel we're talking about--you'd think they'd have higher standards.


User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1663 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

N202PA is right, that is exactly where they messed up, spoke about the 727 crash but said, "pictured here" and instead showed the 85 tristar microburst crash.

I wish the program would have centered more on the aircraft operational aspect and less on the behind the scenes shuttle bus drivers/customer helpers inside the terminals stuff.

Lately the Discovery Channel has had some good airline stuff on, the 777 story, ATL Behind the Scenes, the air traffic controller behind the scenes, etc.


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 17, posted (13 years 10 months 8 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

N863DA:

Thing is, they were showing crash footage from DL 191, which, as you know, was in fact, an L-1011 operating an FLL-DFW nonstop.

Discovery's narrator claimed the L-1011 was a 727.

Tom in NO (at MSY)



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1685 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (13 years 10 months 8 hours ago) and read 1639 times:
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Does Alaska Airlines fly to ATL? I clearly saw the tail of an Alaska 737 in one scene. It was in the background and you had to look fast, but the tail of an Alaska aircraft is unmistakable.

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA



Fly Eastern's Golden Falcon DC-7B
User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4164 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (13 years 10 months 5 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

Yes, I caught those errors as well. And those audio communications between pilots and controllers sounded staged to me.

User currently offlineAIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (13 years 10 months 4 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

I caught the AA-777 show by accident and then continued to watch the ATL program. Both were great, I did catch some errors, like mentioned previously. This is the first I've seen "commercial aviation" shows in a LONG-TIME! The Learning Channel puts on some good programs too, like Survival in the Sky.

AIR757200/DTW


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1582 times:

Wonder when the ATL program comes on again...

Jeff


User currently offlineAeroGlobeAir7 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

Discovery had a show on over the summer last year called "The Black Box" or something like that. It was a good show, they talked about the AeroPeru 757 incident off the coast of Peru, and a few others. It was a great show!

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