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VC-10 documentary

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:51 am
by Thumper
Airs Thursday 14th August @ 22:00 and 22:30 on TV channel "QUEST".

http://press.discovery.com/uk/quest/pro ... -aircraft/

Classic British Aircraft

TAKE TO THE SKIES IN CLASSIC BRITISH AIRCRAFT AND DISCOVER WHAT MAKES THEM THE ICONS THEY ARE

Celebrating inspirational British aircraft and profiling the passionate enthusiasts who keep these planes flying, CLASSIC BRITISH AIRCRAFT pays tribute to the unique design qualities, highly distinctive styling and brilliant innovation of these machines. Episodes air every Monday at 2130 hrs (9:30 pm SIN/HK) beginning January 5. Encores on Wednesday at 0100 hrs (1:00 am), 0900 hrs (9:00 am) and 1700 hrs (5:00 pm); Saturday at midnight (12:00 am), 0800 hrs (8:00 am) and 1600 hrs (4:00 pm).

CLASSIC BRITISH AIRCRAFT will explore the history, successes, failures and current uses of both civilian and military aircraft, such as the VC10 (the fastest airliner in the world after the demise of Concorde), the Trident 'Interceptors'', the Lightning (which still holds climbing records that may never be broken) and the Sea Vixen.

Accompany mechanics who piece together these items of living history, trawling the world for obscure parts. Learn from craftsmen who have rediscovered lost skills, and meet some of the airmen who operated the aircraft in their heyday, as well as current pilots who have the responsibility of handling these irreplaceable machines.

CLASSIC BRITISH AIRCRAFT premiere episode descriptions:

Episode 1: Jetliner
Highlighting de Haviland's Trident and Vicker's VC10, this episode explores the history and pioneering features of these early passenger jetliners. Find out why these classic aircraft still have fans to this day.


Episode 2: Surveillance
This episode focuses on military aircraft - the English Electric Canberra and the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod. Built for information gathering, surveillance and rescue missions, find out how these planes did their job.

Episode 3: Buccaneer
The Blackburn Buccaneer was a military aircraft developed in the 1950s to carry nuclear weapons. With advanced features for its day such as low detectability and high speeds, it played a valuable role in the military effort.

Episode 4: Helicopters
TBA

Re: VC-10 documentary

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:21 am
by ACLVC10
Thanks for the Heads up Helen, will set that to record tonight ;)

Andy

Re: VC-10 documentary

Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:24 am
by Manofmendip
Well done for spotting this one Helen.

Dave