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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Dan4th » Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:46 pm

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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Gaz » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:51 pm

That should be Iconic's homepage!!
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Stigish » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:27 am

Pinging Hell, Top Gun started on ITV @ 23:05! Why didn't I check the bloody TV listings earlier ~x( ! Well I still get to see the main bulk of it \:D/
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Checkflaps » Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:57 am

Prefer the newer French film - better jets and better filming.

Les Chevalier du Ciel (or Sky Fighters for the English speaking world)

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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Saracenman » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:04 pm

thanks to Mayfly for the heads-up on two interesting BBC Four programmes, now available on iPlayer:

High Flyers: How Britain Took to the Air

A documentary celebrating the golden age of air travel, when in the 1920s and 1930s Britain ruled the skies, and style and glamour were a passport to adventure.



and...


Around the World by Zeppelin

In 1929, for the first time in history a Graf Zeppelin circumnavigated the globe. Beneath the enormous airship hung a gondola to accommodate the lucky passengers and crew for the duration of the 21-day voyage, among them the young journalist Lady Grace Drummond-Hay, reporting for the Hearst media empire. Based upon her letters and diaries and told exclusively through archival and newsreel film from the time, this film relives the incredible voyage.

As a crew of forty kept the zeppelin in the air, Lady Grace feasted her eyes on the world's major cities, white alpine peaks, oceans and swamps, and fell in love with a married man. Rare archival footage gives glimpses of day-to-day life in a zeppelin gondola, Grace listening to one of her fellow passengers playing the accordion, the repair of a tear in the cloth shell during the flight, the sleeping cabins and lounge, and the splendid views from the windows. The film offers a fascinating look into the world of the roaring twenties which would soon be gone forever.


I've not watched either yet, but they look fascinating :)

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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Mayfly » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:06 pm

Thanks for finding this thread - I couldn't :))
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:16 pm

Checkflaps wrote:Prefer the newer French film - better jets and better filming.

Les Chevalier du Ciel (or Sky Fighters for the English speaking world)

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Try this one for size.
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TSR-2 simply got the first 3 right. ”
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Checkflaps » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:09 pm

Yep thats the one. I have the whole film on DVD at home ( I think it was about a fiver on Amazon). Too bad the DVD player is trashed at the moment. Good film, a bit cheesy in American English, but stunning filming and an almost believable plot line.

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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Mayfly » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:46 pm

In memory of a very dear friend - Mike Pearson

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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:49 pm

A bit of an EOD busmans holiday!
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Mayfly » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:27 pm

Thursday 11th March on Quest @ 21.00 hrs Chris Barrie 'Bombers'
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Gaz » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:59 pm

Sky plussed!

After all, me and "The Bazzer" are best mates, don't you know ;)
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Mayfly » Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:09 pm

One for Wedgy & me

Thursday 25th March Ch 4 at 21.00hrs

C17 Hospital
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Gaz » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:25 pm

That looks interesting. That'll be sky plussed shortly!
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Mayfly » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:20 pm

Please don't call me Shortly........ :p
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Wedgy » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:52 pm

Mayfly wrote:One for Wedgy & me

Thursday 25th March Ch 4 at 21.00hrs

C17 Hospital


\:D/ Looking forward to it :)
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:54 pm

Looking forward to an S.M. free programme!
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Wedgy » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:33 pm

Mayfly wrote:One for Wedgy & me

Thursday 25th March Ch 4 at 21.00hrs

C17 Hospital


Halfway through .....

Very proud of our boys!
And Very humbled by the work of these aircraft and their crews.
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby SnailRFC » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:54 pm

Wedgy wrote:
Mayfly wrote:One for Wedgy & me

Thursday 25th March Ch 4 at 21.00hrs

C17 Hospital


Halfway through .....

Very proud of our boys!
And Very humbled by the work of these aircraft and their crews.


I always knew Channel 4 +1 would come in handy one day!!
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Wedgy » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:02 pm

Well worth it. A VERY VERY VERY powerful programme.
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:13 pm

Really excellent program.
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:26 am

A great programme, very impressive to see them build an entire intensive care ward within the belly of the aircraft!

Such wonderful professionals and what a pleasant change to see a humble pilot! :ymapplause:
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Stigish » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:56 am

That really was a touching documentry. Over 200 sorties in 1yr & often going for 2+ days without rest :ymapplause:
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Mayfly » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:19 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:A great programme, very impressive to see them build an entire intensive care ward within the belly of the aircraft!

Such wonderful professionals and what a pleasant change to see a humble pilot! :ymapplause:


On the contrary I know many humble pilots, and very few who are not. It depends what environment you worked in!!

Haven't seen it yet think I'll save it to watch tomorrow evening as TV on Saturdays is rubbish - pleased it was worth linking it \:D/
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Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby SnailRFC » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:52 pm

For those with Sky, I suggest either;
A - Drop everything on Sunday and watch the Military Channel
B - Clear your Sky Plus box and record the Military Channel All Day Long.

10am - the Hindenburg Disaster
11am - Secret Superpower Aircraft - Harrier/Quest for Vertical take off
12pm - Secret Superpower Aircraft - MIG21 and Yak 25
1pm - Secret Superpower Aircraft - M-4 Bison Bomber
2pm - Secret Superpower Aircraft - Spy planes/Wild Cherry
3pm - Stealth - Flying invisible
4pm - The Vulcan Bomber
5pm - Dogfights: Greatest Air Battles
7pm - Secret Russian Aircraft of WWII
8pm - Secret Luftwaffe of WWII
9pm - The Bombing War

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