Aviation

This category contains documentaries and video materialsthat focus on the various types of aircrafts and aircraft related stories. Learnabout their history, development through time and also their success andfailure stories capable of inspiring, causing fear and, above all, admirationfor these machines and people that stand behind them.

Many ages ago, humans first gazed upon the skies and noticedthat it was the domain ruled by a peculiar kind of creatures. The thing thatthey all had in common, we noticed, were the things giving them the ability toelevate themselves, a pair of wings. Our fascination with the ability to flyhas set us on a path of discovery of the scientific principles behind it, andit fueled our ever growing desire to master that ability ourselves.

That resulted in the birth of a specific branch of science orart, if you will, dealing with the study, design and manufacturing of airflight capable machines, and the techniques of operating them calledaeronautics. Aviation is nothing more than putting in practice the principalsof aeronautics.

Enjoy the materials that we provided for you and discover arange of outcomes from constructing, operating, exploiting and even abusing theextraordinary abilities that these marvelous machines provide.

You will discover a wide specter of incredible stories fromthe airplanes being used to release chemicals into the atmosphere and altering theweather, to the spectacular maneuver of the airplane on Air Transat flight 236,preventing an enormous tragedy. Watch the documentary on an aviation gem calledthe Boeing, and learn about its history, development and gain profoundknowledge on the topic through inspection of never before seen footage. Furtheron, see what happens when a fatal maintenance error occurs and because of it, acockpit window falls out of place at an altitude of 30, 000 feet.

Bare witness the incredible stories of the heroes and the villainsof the skies. Find out what key roles the airplanes have had since the veryfirst ones took off to the vast spaces above us. Discover the extraordinarystories of the people responsible for the breakthroughs in the relevant fieldsof science and improving the overall safety and the quality of the flights.

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Aviation
BA Flight 5390 Disaster – Seconds From Disaster
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On 10 June 1990, on British Airways Flight 5390, the cockpit window blew out, blowing the captain partially through the hole. A member of the cabin crew clung to the pilot's legs as the co-pilot compl...

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BA Flight 9 Near Disaster in Jakarta
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BA Flight 9, a 747 bound for Auckland in New Zealand loses power to all 4 engines 15KM above the earth. Pilots have no idea what’s going on and declare emergency. Just before the flight ditches in t...

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Deadly Crossroads – Flight 2937 – Mayday
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Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 is flying with 69 people on board from Russia including 45 school children. The aircraft collides with DHL Flight 611, with the two pilots on board. The collision happe...

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TWA Flight 800 Documentary – Seconds From Disaster
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Just minutes after leaving JFK Airport in New York heading to France, TWA flight 800 disintegrates in a ball of fire above Long Island killing every passenger and crew member on board. There was no si...

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Why in the World are they Spraying
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"This documentary takes an in depth look at the phenomena of releasing chemicals into the atmosphere in order to in some way alter the weather on the planet. Although widely refute by politicians arou...

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Air France Flight 4590 Concorde
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The Concorde was the fastest passenger airline, yet these supersonic speeds made people question it’s safety. On July 25th 2000 Air France Flight 4590 went down killing all on board. But what caused...

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"GREAT PLANES appraises The Boeing 747 – an aviation marvel that stirred the uprising in the passenger air transport segment.This documentary provides us with never before seen f...

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Only weeks following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York, AA Flight 587 plummets straight into a a quiet residential area in Queens —home to many already deeply affected ...

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