amo757
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Discovery Wings!

Wed Jan 24, 2001 1:23 am

i think this is a fantastic channel, it has improved massively, showing more programmes with civil aircraft, there is a documentary running about production of the 777 from the design phase to first delivery. i think its a great programme and the channel really is one of the best on sky! (sky digital in uk, dont know about rest of world)
 
flybulldog
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RE: Discovery Wings!

Wed Jan 24, 2001 1:30 am

Yes, one of the main reasons why I got DishNetwork rather than DirectTV was b/c of Discovery Wings.
 
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RE: Discovery Wings!

Wed Jan 24, 2001 1:36 am

Strange this. I started the self same thread on another website only yesterday.

To copy/plagurise is a form of flattery.

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cicadajet
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RE: Discovery Wings!

Wed Jan 24, 2001 2:11 am

..still alot of repeats on it...but overall this channel is great. I leave it on when I'm doing something else; then whenever I look over occasionally. its non-stop hang-gliders, 707s, Gulf War fighters, bimps etc...

Tom
 
vngd4me
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RE: Discovery Wings!

Wed Jan 24, 2001 2:37 am

Wish my cable company would carry it, I guess I'll have to tell them that if they don't I'll change to satelite. Anybody else who can't get it should do the same maybe the cable companies who don't carry it will change their minds.
 
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RE: Discovery Wings!

Wed Jan 24, 2001 2:40 am

To further emphasize the point made by Vngd4me right before this, if you can convince your cable company to get it, then DWings will make more money, and improve their programming even further. I think it is a great channel, with nowhere to go but up. I love their civil aircraft shows, as well as the UK show, airport.
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RE: Discovery Wings!

Wed Jan 24, 2001 2:41 am

Wish my cable company would carry it, I guess I'll have to tell them that if they don't I'll change to satelite. Anybody else who can't get it should do the same maybe the cable companies who don't carry it will change their minds.
 
caravelle
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RE: Discovery Wings!

Wed Jan 24, 2001 3:48 am

Agree folks, but Discovery is good, not great. I remember, way back when, they ran up six consecutive hours of planes. Suspect, though, that this was too much for our wives, so now they've added crocs, chimpanzees, and Baldrick aka archaelogist.
Not even the wife is interested....
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KLMBLue
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RE: Discovery Wings!

Wed Jan 24, 2001 5:13 am

Is this part of the Discovery Channel? Or an off shoot? I know it sounds like a stupid question, but just wondering. If it isn't what cable operators carry it?
KLM
 
LHMark
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RE: Discovery Wings!

Wed Jan 24, 2001 5:37 am

I've been an avid DW watcher, and it has truly, truly enriched my life. Where else would I have learned about the Aero-Bed-In-A-Minute, "Children's favorites" CD set, and "D-Snore" anti-snoring spray (Pitched by Bernie Koppel). The best part is, in order to make sure I never forget the valuable information about these fine products, Discovery Wings repeats the commercials for these products during EACH of their extra-frequent, double-length advertising breaks. I went to the bathroom toward the end of one of the breaks, and missed five minutes of programming on Heathrow airport, but it was probably just a fluff piece. -Mark
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RE: Discovery Wings!

Wed Jan 24, 2001 6:01 am

KLMBlue;No question is stupid if you don't know the answer. DiscoveryWings is indeed one of several offshoots of the primary Discovery Channel. Others include DiscoveryKids and DicoveryScience.
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gkirk
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RE: Discovery Wings!

Wed Jan 24, 2001 6:16 am

I enjoy the Flight Deck programme on it. That program about the 777 being built was also on channel 4 in the UK a few years ago. That's good also.
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scaredflyer21
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RE: Discovery Wings!

Wed Jan 24, 2001 6:34 am

I think it's a really interesting channel but in my opinion they need more programs that feature civil aircraft.
 
englandair
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RE: Discovery Wings!

Wed Jan 24, 2001 7:29 am

I like 'Flight Deck' too, although they always seem to show the same 3 (SAS DC-9, Air UK Leisure B737 & Business Air BAe-146). What others have you seen?

Jamie.
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RE: Discovery Wings!

Wed Jan 24, 2001 10:11 pm

Englandair - They have also done 747-400

I just wonder what all our US buddies think of Brendan O'Brien from the Flightline programme.

 
BDRules
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RE: Discovery Wings!

Thu Jan 25, 2001 8:07 pm

love the channel especially the documentary on the 777 that was on, on monday was it or sunday any way it was good
 
Thom@s
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RE: Regarding "Flight Deck"

Thu Jan 25, 2001 11:04 pm

How many programs were made? I think I saw all of 'em exept the one with the 757.

Also, Do Discovery still send Flight deck?

Thom@s
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RE: Discovery Wings!

Fri Jan 26, 2001 1:41 am

Thom@s

Are you blind or what?? Try reading all the replies before posting your questions. It's not as thought there are millions of replies to read.

YES DISCOVERY WINGS DO STILL 'SEND'FLIGHTDECK.
 
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RE: Weexplorer

Fri Jan 26, 2001 4:44 am

No, I'm not blind. Not one place did it say if the program was still running.
Get off my back  Angry

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