OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27245 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 9447 times:
Thanks for the heads up , looks great and will be good in HD too . BBC still has some good quality programming unlike some of the rubbish we get from state TV over here . Shame iPlayer is not available outside the UK. I wouldnt mind paying an annual fee for that.
jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7421 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 9038 times:
They did this before on the BBC years ago, I think it was 1989, and it was a BA 741 that was profiled, along with Concorde as well. And it had touched on the long-term prospects at the time for the first generation 747s and it noted that new 747s(the 744) were about to enter the fleet.
par13del From Bahamas, joined Dec 2005, 7488 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 7957 times:
Regular BBC has the demolition of a 747, I admit when I saw the heading I expected more than just the demolition which we have seen hundreds of times, I expected something going through the process or re-using the "stuff" versus just being told it would become a drink can.
Guess I expected too much from such a short piece http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-18833070
The program is billed to cover both sides, a big check on an operational aircraft as well as what happens at the end of the 747's life. Your right though, that link is just a small excerpt from a hour long broadcast. That's hour as in no adverts!
kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12565 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7422 times:
Just started watching it; looks very good indeed. It's something that's likely to be repeated regularly, so you'll get to see it fairly often. Still, it's likely to be very educational and informative!
G-CIVP From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1335 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 7222 times:
One minor mistake in the voice over - 'First time BA have allowed filming of a D check'. From memory, it has been filmed before, albeit on a BA B747-236 series. Probably first time on a 436. Yes, an anorak speaks!
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13241 posts, RR: 77
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6760 times:
Quoting G-CIVP (Reply 9): 'First time BA have allowed filming of a D check'. From memory, it has been filmed before, albeit on a BA B747-236 series. Probably first time on a 436. Yes, an anorak speaks!
Is that the 'Tale of Two Jumbos' filmed in the very early 80's that was made internally by BA?
(And has turned up on You-Tube?)
If so, you could argue that the TV people have never seen it. I did not until recently and I started working there a few years after it was made.
nema From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6596 times:
I found the program very interesting.
I would just have liked to know more about their thoughts on where they found the crack in floor at the front of first class and, where they found a small section of skin detached from its fixings on the wing.
They made a point of showing these finds but really didn't give much explanation about the possible cause or if these are typical type failures or, what the possible consequences could be if left alone un-spotted, ie; were they insignificant.
If this is a six year check, those failures may have been there 2 or 3 years yet maybe not an issue in an industry sense knowing the 6 year check will find them....just a few unanswered questions that us non industry folk would find interesting, but a great program regardless.
There isnt really a dark side to the moon, as a matter of fact its all dark!
jwhite9185 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 1369 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6117 times:
Quoting G-CIVP (Reply 18): The other observation is the use of safety glasses in the Hanger. Seems like H&S overkill to me but I imagine there has been an accident or an incident so the use has become mandatory.
If its anything like the workshops I've worked in, its more than likely a case of 'we've got special visitors, so we have to do everything properly and by the book'. Chances are its not an everyday thing, its just because they're on the tv.