planespotterx
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Discovery "Wings" On Tv

Thu Dec 20, 2001 5:26 pm

Hi i am getting sky soon, and im wondering wether ne1 has got Discovery wings on their TV, i know ill have it soon, and so wots it like on films and documentaries and such things..thankx  Smile
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JSC_23
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RE: Discovery "Wings" On Tv

Thu Dec 20, 2001 8:15 pm

If it's the same as my sky...i wouldn't get your hopes up.
Over here wings isn't on anymore and there isn't much aviation related stuff...only now and then.

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CPH-R
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RE: Discovery "Wings" On Tv

Thu Dec 20, 2001 10:09 pm

Most of them are a bit boring, but then sometimes you get a total surprise. Just the other day they showed a 1 hour documentary on getting the Concorde back in the air after the Paris crash. It was awesome!
 
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RE: Discovery "Wings" On Tv

Fri Dec 21, 2001 2:14 am

Wings can be very good sometimes!
The best programme to watch is Flight Deck.
The only problem is that Discovery Wings doesn't start until 6pm and finishes at 12:00pm.
And Flight Deck is only on, on Saturdays and Mondays.


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FSDownloads
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RE: Discovery "Wings" On Tv

Fri Dec 21, 2001 2:33 am

i have it, and unfortunatly (for me anyway) the channel seemes to be dominated by Military Aircraft programs where as i like to see the documentaries about commercial aircraft. Flight Deck and other Commerical Aircraft programs they have on are good though.
 
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RE: Discovery "Wings" On Tv

Fri Dec 21, 2001 3:52 am

It used to be available through OnDigital/ITV Digital, but has now been replaced by normal discovery. It was mostly military with the odd repeat of a civil airliner program. Don't get excited about it by any means
 
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RE: Discovery "Wings" On Tv

Fri Dec 21, 2001 1:20 pm

I have it through COX- my fav. channel!
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757man
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RE: Discovery "Wings" On Tv

Sat Dec 22, 2001 2:40 am

I used to have Discovery Wings, and I wasn't all that impressed. It mainly shows military orientated stuff, especially WWII material.

Flight Deck is indeed interesting, although it is dated. One episode is about a flight on an Air UK Leisure 737-400, this airline stopped flying quite some time ago.

The best thing I ever saw on the channel was a series about the B777, called 21st Century Jet. This covered the entire development of the 777, from initial production to service entry with United. It really was an excellent series, and I'd love to see it again.
 
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RE: Discovery "Wings" On Tv

Sat Dec 22, 2001 3:37 am

The 21st Century Jet program about the 777 was good but again it was a repeat that had already been shown on Channel 4 I think.
 
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RE: Discovery "Wings" On Tv

Sat Dec 22, 2001 7:37 am

A lot of repeats....

Seems like I wake up every Sunday just in time to see the Viet Namese Pilot defecting with the Mig 15......

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