AWESOME promo for the magnificent Fairey Rotodyne. The aircraft come helicopter was cancelled at the last minute; largely due to the insanely loud pulse jets on the rotor tips. BEA (British European Airways) was the lead customer, and had the VTOL craft went into service, it surely would have been a novel success.
Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden presents the history of jet travel from his perspective as a Boeing 757 pilot for the UK airline Astraeus. A total of five episodes include historical footage from manufacturer's archives, including a test pilot completing an unauthorized barrel roll in the Boeing 707. Also discusses the development of the de Havilland Comet, the 747 and the A380, including interviews with key members of the development teams (who may be unaware they are chatting with the lead singer of Iron Maiden).
Episode 1: Jet Race
Episode 2: Jet Set
Episode 3: Size Matters
Episode 4: Safer Skies
Episode 5: Watch This Space
This film clip is about the world's most powerful jet engine, being developed by GE Aircraft Engines (GEAE), which is being flight tested aboard GEAE's unique Boeing 747 Flying Testbed in Mojave, California. The engine is being developed to support for the Boeing 777-300ER.
In 2008 AirlineHobby.com DVDs will be releasing two DVDs on the Convair 880 and Convair 990. These DVDs will featuring exclusive use of Convair's archive films, which includes hours of never before seen footage of this great classic Jetliner, as exampled by this stunning air-to-air footage of CAT Civil Air Transport of Taiwan CV880 over California during a pre-delivery test flight.
Cliff Robertson stars and directs the movie called the "The Pilot" about an alcoholic DC-8 pilot. This film is an aviation classic and features lots of air-to-air footage of North American Airlines DC-8-30. Robertson was a stunt pilot and added a DC8 typerating so he could fly the air-to-air stuff himself. Camera ship was flown by Clay Lacy. The movie was filmed in 1978 and released in 1980 and have never been released to video or DVD.
Qantas restored Boeing 707 VH-EBA comes home to the birthplace of Qantas at Longreach, on 10th June 2007. This was the first 707 delivered to Qantas in 1959, and was restored in the UK and flown from Southend, UK back to Australia in late 2006. Sadly, this classic jetliner will not fly anymore now that it has permanently retired to Longreach.