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Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 2:54 am

May not belong in this forum, but I just have to ask as it is totaly aviation 7/24. Has anyone seen it? And if yes do you like it or do you find it a bit repetative?
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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 2:59 am

The programming they have is wonderful but there is so little of it. They tend to rerun the same programs (many from the U.K) repeatedly.
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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 3:05 am

Yes, I have noticed that as well. However, they did have a great show on the history of Lockhead the other night. Now if they can get one of Boeing.....
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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 3:06 am

I LOVE Discovery Wings! I watch it ALL the time. They have some REALLY great stuff on Soviet designers and aircraft, especially - information that was not previously made available, I think. I've learned alot from DW.  Smile
 
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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 3:09 am

Here, Discovery Wings starts at 6pm, and ends at 3am. I think the programs are repeated 3 or 4 times every night as well. Alot of it is rubbish, or repeats, but sometimes you do get the odd good program! There was one about the ATC at New Yorks airports, it had some really good videography, and was really inciteful, if only it was on again..
 
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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 3:09 am

Come to think of it they do a lot of Russian tech programming, although mostly military (understandably so) I wish they would do more civilian stuff though
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RE:Not Happy With It!

Sun Mar 03, 2002 3:12 am

Until they kick in some more commerical aviation programs, this channel is not in my mind.
They need to stick in some inflight shows and interesting airline stuff. Not just 24/7 of other aviation things.


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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 6:06 am

3 words. Wings at War. Everytime I turn that channel on. I rarely catch a good commercial aviation show. Its all military and that one show is constant it seems.  Sad
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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 6:24 am

There are some good programs. But they do repeat programs A LOT. I also see Wings at War on all the time. But its during the evening here that they show other programming. During the day is usually Wings at War though.
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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 7:12 am

I used to watch it all the time. But I have not seen a new program in over a year. Its all crap now.
 
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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 7:29 am

I have it here and I barely watch it cause there is hardly anything on commercial aviation. But I once saw a really good show on the development of the 707 and 777.
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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 7:42 am

When my digital cable worked, Discovery Wings was on at my house at least 60% of the time. But the digital cable is busted, so I am yet again without any good aviation programming.  Sad
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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 7:44 am

i watch it occasionaly, it can be good but as mentioned before- there is too much military stuff on, which is fine for a channel dedicated to wings, but its not what everyone wants to see. cant please everyone i suppose.
i do like flightdeck, but ive seen most of them, and they are mainly repeats now and then. flightline is good but again repeats. the best thing they ever showed was the 20th century jet (which was a repeat from anotehr channel- and they show it a lot now, every couple of months or so) generally a good channel, but could do with some more civilian documentaries.
does anyone watch ukhorizons? they repeat some good 'Airport' shows and also 'LAX' and i think lagos airport as well, although wings shows that now!
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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 7:51 am

They seem to replay the same shows every four hours or so for about a week, and then replay some different shows every four hours for aobut a week and so on. Its alright, but I also wish they did more on commercial aviation and had more updated programs. They did have a good program running a while back on the 747 though.

Otherwise I watch it occasionally, finding some things intersting, others utterly boring. But the beauty of Digital Cable is that I when bored I can just flip down to Dicovery Civilization, Discovery Science, or the National Geographic Channel or the 'mainline' Discovery and TLC channels. These usually have some very good shows on, but also have the habit of overplaying some of them, not as much as Wings does though.
 
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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 7:51 am

Yeah, they repeat too many of the programs, and old ones too! Need more helo stuff!

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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 8:22 am

I really enjoyed the heck out of that show that featured American Airlines operations at DFW. It covered just about every aspect of a normal day behind the scenes. I found it fascinating really.  Smile
They need more shows like that.
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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 8:27 am

I have to agree that it is very repetitive. But sometimes the programs are very good.
 
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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 8:28 am

its really bad. my best friend has it on digital cable and every time i watch its the same stuff- hang gliding, fighter planes, and the early 20th century airplanes. maybe thats for you but thats really not my thing.
 
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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 8:46 am

It's a good channel, but they put too much stuff about military aircraft which doesn't interest me.

What interests me are airliners, so I watch Discovery Wings when they have something about airports and airliners.

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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 8:52 am

Agreed not enough commercial aviaton stuff, to much old military stuff!
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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 9:09 am

We should start a channel dedicated mostly to commercial aviation... How does Airliners.TV sound?
 
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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 9:16 am

They once did a really good show on AA's operations at DFW.
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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 10:50 pm

Yes the AA profile at DFW was really interesting. Alot goes on behind the scenes.
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RE: RE:Not Happy With It!

Sun Mar 03, 2002 11:07 pm

I used to love that channel but in the second half hour of any show it is 20% show and 80% commercials.
 
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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 11:55 pm

Shall we write to discovery  Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Sun Mar 03, 2002 11:58 pm

Yeah, DW is not really intersting to me since they're mostly into military aviation. Once in the while they have something interesting on. Whatever happened to the Wingspan channel? We used to have it, I liked it a lot. They always had something on airlines.
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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Mon Mar 04, 2002 2:44 am

They also tend to do a lot of history of aviation which can be very boring.
 
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RE: Discovery Wings Channel? Love It Or Hate It

Mon Mar 04, 2002 4:37 am

I have avoided the DW channel because I thought that it would most probably have a vast amount of its' programming time devoted to military interests. Personally, I enjoy military aircraft up to the Viet Nam Era. In the US, people are for the most part are interested in US military aircraft only. I have always laughed to myself when people here ask if the reason I'm interested in civil aircraft is that I'm a frustrated pilot! It amazes me that so many people could care less about what airplane they were on or the technical abilities of airliners today. All it takes is a gun shot overseas, and we Americans run to hide behind our front doors and proudly say they will NEVER fly anywhere. Yes, yes I love America and God (thought I would get that over with). I put my trust in todays' airliners - the best ever designed!

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