Get your ear defenders ready! A Canadian Armed Forces Boeing 707 is filmed at full bore and take-off as she tares up runway on departure from Ottawa Uplands. Filmed with TV broadcast camera in 1992. This footage previews the broadcast quality DVD on the CAF Boeing 707 that will soon be released by AirlineHobby.com DVDs.
Classic Jetliners 1960s DVD
In the early 1960s, the world's airlines were transitioning from piston and turboprop aircraft to jet-powered aircraft. The dawn of the golden age of jet travel had arrived and global travel was becoming a mass, worldwide phenomena. Everyone wanted to travel by jet, and the world's airlines promoted their jet services by every means possible, including promotional cine films. This DVD takes the viewer back to that magic age with three period films featuring the three golden jets of the era, the Boeing 707, the Douglas DC-8, and the Convair 880.
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