Jtb106 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1272 times:
Yeah, I saw it, too.
I thought the show, and that's the only episode I saw, was the best airliner show I've ever seen. But when they showed the pile of CV-880 scrap, I recognised it from convair880.com and knew what was coming next. When they showed the actual scrapping footage, well....Do you remember in Animal House when the mover drops a case of Jack Daniels and Bluto howls in pain at the sight of it? Well that was me. I was sick about it. If they made a call to get a camera crew out there to film it, they could have given Doug Scroggins a chance to buy some of them for restoration.
What a shame.
Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 18 Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1216 times:
I saw it, too, they DID say copies coulld be purchased but I can't find it either. You might try www.kcet.org. They have a shopping link, but the link to order videos is "coming soon". However, there's an 800 number that you might call - 800-343-4727.
Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 18 Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1181 times:
Go figure, the kcte.org site takes you somewhere else...go to www.pbs.org, do a search on "Chasing the Sun" and follow the first link - it takes you to a kcte.org in hollywood. Click on their logo on the bottom and you'll find the site. Don't know why kcte.org takes you to some Kentucky literacy page...
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1911 posts, RR: 3 Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1117 times:
The "Chasing the Sun" series was great for the vintage footage and for that reason is worth seeing. However, my praise ends there. The script is VERY melodramatic, as if a compelling story weren't enough to grip the audience. I also had a problem with Episode 3 (the one on the advent of jet travel). Again, great vintage footage, especially of the Comet. However, there was NO mention of non-Western aircraft: the Tu-104 and the Tu-144, both civil aviation pioneers, simply didn't exist. The Avro (Canada) Jetliner was also left out, a major omission. Watch it for the footage but not for the script.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Pilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5 Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1101 times:
I personally liked the episodes very much. I realised the trouble of sortening the show down to four episodes (understandable fanofjets), you could go on and on about commercial aviation. I'm with the MSP crowd here waiting for the episode four, next week.
To get the videos, I'm sure of the information but the company was Video Finders. They currently are developing a website (saying coming soon) so you might need to call or write them.
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Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 18 Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1055 times:
This was a good series, but the BEST, IMHO was a miniseries that was used when "Turner Network Television" got started back in the late 80's. I can't remember the name of it, but it was absolutely one of the best series on aviation I've ever seen. The photography was awesome, especially a scene of an old CO 747 in cruise which was shot from just above and behind with the contrails forming and the pilot (a woman in this case) discussing how a letter from Richard Bach got her started towards a carrier in aviation.