Mega Air is an enthralling documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the mammoth global air freight industry. The film brings you on a nail-biting journey, with its focus on the challenging mission of transporting a 55-million-dollar batch of cancer pharmaceuticals from Northern Ireland to the US, via Heathrow airport.
As we accompany the batch on its journey, we witness the challenges faced by the airport’s wildlife officer. The situation escalates quickly as he tries to scare birds from the runway, to make way for the batch. While the pharmaceuticals are primed to save lives, a few birds could mean catastrophe.
Adding to the suspense, the film follows the transportation of two gargantuan stone crushing machines destined for an African mine. These massive machines threaten to crush the Antonov 124 air freighter transporting them. The logistics of the operation are mind-boggling.
We also meet a pushback driver at one of America’s busiest cargo airports. As he goes about his daily routine, we discover a whole range of curious items transported in the aircraft that land around him. The stories of unusual items transported in these aircraft are as fascinating as the logistics behind the process.
Throughout it all, we witness the extraordinary processes involved in air freight transportation. This documentary delivers a compelling insight into the inner workings of air freight transportation. It’s a must-watch for anyone fascinated by logistics, transportation, and all things air freight.
To truly understand the sheer magnitude and complexity of the air freight industry, this documentary is a must-watch.