Maybe because civil aviation is about as exciting as watching paint dry?
Oh, this is complete crap. Why are you even in this forum if that's the case? This is the civil aviation forum - if you find it so boring, I don't understand why it's even worth talking about.
There are dozens and dozens of topics that could be done on DCWings. Some of my favorite aviation-related shows are about accidents - probably the best aviation-related special I *ever* saw was a 4-hour (or was it 6?) look at several famous accidents and the process of investigating them that ran on the Discovery Channel itself a few years back, no less. What about a series of specials on individual accidents that follow the same pattern? These always seem popular and are seen on many other *non* aviation channels - you'd think a channel dedicated to aviation would have a few of them too.
What about specials on things like the creation of the A380 or the 747, which ran on TLC and Discovery Science, respectively? Again, is this not the kind of show a channel *dedicated* to aviation should be running? There are plenty of such shows about military aircraft on DCWings - why not civil? (I've seen a few old documentaries like this, but nothing about any recent airliner.)
Hell, how about running aviation-related movies late at night instead of infomercials? They may not be very factually accurate, but a lot of us will put on a movie like Airport (any of them) just to planespot. I even watch made-for-tv crap if it's got some good airplane operations in it. I can't imagine movies like this would be very expensive to license and re-run.
I'm looking at my TiVo right now just to see what's upcoming on DCWings and it's almost entirely "Wings at War", "Airport" (which is fine), "A Plane is Born", "Learning to Fly" and "History of Flight", with a bit of "Wings over [the Pacific] [Vietnam] [Europe]" thrown in. Then you've got shows like Aerospace, one of which has a description that reads "World of aircraft maintenance." I suppose this is a program so compelling that it requires a repeat not two hours after its original showing?
I have nothing against military aircraft and enjoy a good military TV
show also. But the problems are their military aircraft shows are not very good to begin with, and there's almost nothing at all on modern civil aviation, which can be just as interesting.
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