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Re: Aviation TV

Postby Greg Hyde » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:49 pm

60mins next Sunday

Aeroplane Graveyard
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Re: Aviation TV

Postby Greg Hyde » Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:43 pm

Mayday: The Passenger Who Landed A Plane (PG)
Documentary | Closed Captions
Time 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Duration 60 minutes
Channel Seven Sydney

Summary

The remarkable story that follows 77- year-old John Wildey who was being flown home after a day out in north Lincolnshire. After ten minutes, the pilot collapsed at the controls, 1500 feet in the air. Against all odds, with no flying experience, John had to do the unthinkable and land the plane in pitch darkness.
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Re: Aviation TV

Postby Greg Hyde » Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:46 pm

The above is on Thursday night
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Re: Aviation TV

Postby Greg Hyde » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:44 pm

ICE Pilots NWT is back on 7Mate starting next Monday 22/09 from 15:00 to 16:00 with a repeat early the next morning.

It's a repeat but if you are into C-46/C-47/DC-4 & Electras it is worth a watch.
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Re: Aviation TV

Postby Greg Hyde » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:41 pm

A little bit for everyone

Tue 30/09

SBSOne

3:05 am How To Build - A Super Jumbo Wing -

This three-part series looks at three high-tech British engineering projects that all share something in common - amazing technology and individuals with highly specialised skills. The first episode follows the people who work at the two main Airbus factories in the UK. In Filton, near Bristol, we meet engineers and designers at the company's research and development facility, and in Broughton in Wales, the site of one of Europe's biggest factories, we meet the staff who actually build the massive A380 aircraft wing. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part 1 of 3) (Rpt) G CC

Thu 02/10

SBS2

09:25pm Carrier: Another Day In Paradise - All Hands -

Carrier is a 10-part Emmy Award-winning series about a six-month deployment aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz. On a bright May morning, 5,000 sailors and Marines bid farewell to their loved ones before the mammoth USS Nimitz pulls out of Coronado, California, and sets a course for Hawaii and beyond. The program includes extensive footage shot aboard ship, as well as interviews with many of the crew about their various experiences, in addition to their own personal concerns and fears about the trip ahead. (From the US) (Documentary Series) M (L) **Premiere**

Sun 05/10

SBSOne

5:30 pm As It Happened: Air Aces - George Beurling

Air Aces is the groundbreaking series that tells the stories of the most heroic airborne combat missions in history. Using real vintage aircrafts, the series films the impossible by re-creating mid-air combat sequences. Featuring Spitfires, Lancaster bombers, and Phantom fighters, as well as, aerial stunt teams, and state-of-the-art camera technology, the series dramatises the exploits of the world's greatest Air Aces. The series also features revealing interviews with the last surviving veterans and military historians, rare archival footage, and cutting edge CGI. (Part 1 of 6) (From the US) (Documentary) PG CC **New Series Premiere*


11:15 pm Where Is Flight MH370?

Where is Flight MH370? tells the inside story of the search for the missing jet and those who have spent weeks searching for the lost plane. The disappearance of Flight MH370 stunned the world, making international headlines and sending shockwaves throughout the aviation industry. In an era of smart-phones and sat-nav, how could a 270-ton passenger jet vanish into thin air? Using the timeline of what happened to MH370 as its narrative structure, this documentary looks at how the plane could „disappear‟ and the technology used to follow its final path. (From the UK) (Documentary) G CC **Premiere**
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Re: Aviation TV

Postby Greg Hyde » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:31 pm

Another one to keep an eye out:

Nova aired yesterday "Why Planes Vanish"

The disappearance of Flight MH370 stunned the world. In an era of smart-phones and GPS, how could a 270-ton passenger jet vanish into thin air? It was a rude awakening for all of us, showing just how far we are from the world we imagined we lived in—in which every move is monitored all the time. NOVA tells the inside story of the search for Flight MH370 and meets the key players from all corners of the globe who have spent months searching for the lost plane. In the search for answers, we'll reveal how today's planes must fly through vast radar "blind spots," and investigate new technologies that could allow ground stations and satellites to track planes automatically, without pilot intervention, even in remote areas with no radar coverage. What will it take to guarantee that in the future, nothing will ever be 'lost' again?
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Re: Aviation TV

Postby Greg Hyde » Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:33 pm

Fly In / Fly Out miners are the subject of a new observational series, Flying Miners, coming to ABC next week.

The series, produced by Screentime, seeks to put a ‘human face’ to those commuting long distance in Australia’s mining industry for high salaries, and the challenges involved.

Commuting by plane, to work in one of Australia’s remote mines, can be a double-edged sword…the money is good, but the costs are great. Isolation, loneliness, and heartache – these are the realities of working out in the wilderness, thousands of kilometres from home. But over 100,000 people choose to work this way. They’re called FIFOs: Fly In Fly Out miners and they hold a unique place in Australia’s mining industry.

Making money – and lots of it, can make ordinary people do extraordinary things. If the price is right, it can turn teachers into truck drivers, accountants into labourers and high school dropouts into highly skilled drillers. We meet FIFOs to understand the business from their perspective, why they do what they do and how they see their future unfolding. Shana used to be a mode – she now drives a dump truck in the Pilbara, while Michael used to be a power line worker in New South Wales. He now travels across the country to Port Hedland, to maintain rail ore cars.

Earning lots of money can also become a hard habit to break. Flying Miners explores the indulgences and dangers of FIFOs with too much cash. Copper miner Nick Dametto has tried to work outside the mining industry but the money keeps luring him back.

But it’s a fickle business and Australia has been riding the wave of the mining boom for years now, with the bust potentially always just around the corner. With input from leading industry experts and with unprecedented access to mines all over the country, this series lifts the lid on the world of those Flying Miners.

8:30pm Tuesday ABC.
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Re: Aviation TV

Postby Greg Hyde » Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:30 pm

18/11/2014 7Two

1:00PM Voyages of Construction:

How to Build a Jumbo Jet Engine Investigate how Rolls Royce's designs keep jumbo jets in the sky, how their skills have made flying the safest mode of transport and how their innovations allow planes to be cleaner, greener and quieter.
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Re: Aviation TV

Postby Greg Hyde » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:42 pm

Wed 26/11 7Two

12:30AM Voyages of Construction

How to Build Britain’s Secret Engineers (R)Follow a top secret British company on a global journey as it reveals a handful of its secretive projects - like the adaptation of military stealth technology for civilian wind turbines.

Includes Chinook rebuild

Sun 30/11 7Two

4:30PM Weapons of World War II: Heavy Bombers (R)

In World War II, the only heavy four engined bombers in the war were either Russian or American. Ultimately, the pressurised B-29 gave the Americans the ability to drop the Atomic bomb.

Tue 02/12 7Two

9:30PM Alaska Wing Men: Fatal Crash **PREMIERE**Watch as veteran bush pilot Jack Barber turns his plane into a flying bomb by loading it with 1500 litres of explosive fuel.
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Re: Aviation TV

Postby Greg Hyde » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:26 pm

There was a doco aired in NZ earlier this year on the police team that recovered & identified the victims of the Air NZ Erebus crash.

If you don't know the backstory then watch this first:

TVNZ's 'Lookout': The Mt Erebus Disaster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP36X0BsMQ0

Erebus: Operation Overdue 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTgK2qJXCtY

Highly recommend both.
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Re: Aviation TV

Postby Greg Hyde » Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:07 pm

Sunday, December 7, 2014

7Two 16:30 - 17:30

Command Center: Hartsfield - Jackson Airport, Atlanta GA (R) Hartsfield - Jackson Airport in Atlanta manages 2,700 take-offs and landings daily. Meet the engineers, tarmac operators and the rest of the crew charged with the huge task of running the airport smoothly.

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014

7Two 20:30 - 21:30

Mighty Structures: Kansai Airport (R) 'CC' Kansai International Airport, a floating mega structure in Japan, built to withstand the wrath of mother nature up above, but what about down below? Fasten your seat belts and prepare for take-off to an amazing island airport in the land of the rising sun that may be destined to sink back into the sea.

7Two 21:30 - 22:30

Alaska Wing Men: Gold Rush **NEW EPISODE**A pilot attempts to rescue a group of stranded climbers from a glacier and a guardian pilot and his team fly to the northernmost edge of the continent to rescue a toddler in respiratory distress.

Saturday, Dec 6, 2014

7Three 11:30 - 12:30

Ultimate Factories: Apache Helicopters (R) Investigate the construction process of a machine designed and built for one purpose, to seek out and destroy enemy forces
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Re: Aviation TV

Postby Greg Hyde » Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:04 pm

Sunday, December 14, 2014

7TWO

2:00PM Seconds From Disaster: Comet Air Crash (R) 'CC'

January 10, 1954 the ultimate passenger luxury jet took off from Rome, but 26 minutes into the flight it exploded killing 35. What went wrong?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

7TWO

9:30PM Alaska Wing Men: Convict On Board **NEW EPISODE**

In the areas of Alaska where aircraft is the only way in or out, pilots survive by using their skills and instincts to tame the turbulent skies and treacherous terrain.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

7TWO

1:00PM 7TWO Mid Arvo Movie: Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (R) (1994)

A telling of the story of the famous US aviatrix Amelia Earhart who attempted to fly solo around the world in 1937, but disappeared along the way. Starring DIANE KEATON, RUTGER HAUER, BRUCE DERN, PAUL GUILFOYLE and DENIS ARNDT.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

7Mate

2:30AM Supercarrier: Airport At Sea (R) 'CC'

Join the crew of the USS Ronald Reagan and see how their training prepares them for the myriad of deadly situations that could occur on this massive vessel of war.
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Re: Aviation TV

Postby Greg Hyde » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:51 am

Sunday, December 21, 2014

7Two

11:30PM Alaska Wing Men: Convict On Board

In the areas of Alaska where aircraft is the only way in or out, pilots survive by using their skills and instincts to tame the turbulent skies and treacherous terrain.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

5:00AM Alaska Wing Men: Suicide Sled Race (R)

To complete the toughest snowmobile race in the world, racers rely on their Alaska pilots to be their flying 'pit crew', seeing them safely through dangerous terrain, high speeds and bitter cold.

Not many Aviation based Xmas specials

Seasons Greeting to All
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Re: Aviation TV

Postby Greg Hyde » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:43 am

Latest season of Air Crash Investigations (Season 14) has commenced in the Uk an will soon start in Oz.

The episode list is:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mayday_episodes
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Re: Aviation TV

Postby Greg Hyde » Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:21 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y9-wPkV4ls

Beware of fakes offering payment to see or download codec to watch.
You will download a trojan horse/virus/bot which will infect your computer.
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