The buzzwords in clean power for jet planes today are Geared Turbofan (GTF) and Advanced Turbofan (ATF). But in 1989 when this award winning story was produced, everyone was talking about Ultra High Bypass (UHB) jet engines. General Electric (GE) was testing the Unducted Fan (UDF) and a team of Pratt & Whitney and Allison were experimenting with a geared PropFan design. Test platforms consisted of a Boeing B-727 and a then Douglas MD-80 with most flights taking place at California's Mojave Airport. This video also includes an appearance by the late brilliant Aviation Week Editor Michael Dornheim. He will be missed. Clearly, this video is from our archive, not a recent production. For more current news about the leading edge of safety, tactics and technology, please visit http://www.AeroSpaceNews.com/ We'd appreciate links from your website and blogs too.
This DVD is loaded with fabulous classic propliner footage from the 1950s, and it documents how air travel was so special fifty years ago. United Airlines Boeing B-337 Stratocruisers, Douglas DC-6s, Convair CV-340s and the first generation of smokey Douglas DC-8s are all featured in the classic airline films presented herein.
A visit to the Anthony Lawler airline display model collection. In this video clip Anthony presents the following models: KLM 1/50 sheet metal Connie, KLM Convair 240 hand painted by Westway models in the 50s, and a KLM DC-6 in large scale by Raise Up. Henry Tenby of http://www.AircraftDisplayModels.com was fortunate enough to be hosted for an exclusive tour of the Anthony Lawler aircraft display model collection in May, 2013, and filmed this video.