Stewardesses, pilots and celebrity passengers share their intimate home movies, polaroids and private memories as they peel back the cockpit to reveal secrets of air travel at the height of its high-tech glory and jet age sophistication.
On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished into thin air one hour after leaving Kuala Lumpur for Beijing. What followed was the biggest search in aviation history, with an entire world watching on in fascination and bewilderment. How, in today's age of cutting-edge technology, could a 300-ton aircraft, and the 239 people aboard, simply disappear? Join us as we explore the accident, the theories behind it, and worldwide investigation for clues. And see how this catastrophe will shape the future of air technology and safety.
Documentary about the development of the Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The 747 was a game changer; the airliner that revolutionised mass, cheap air travel. But the first, wide-bodied plane was (originally) intended as a stopgap to Boeing's now-abandoned supersonic jet. This is the remarkable, untold story of the jumbo, a billion-dollar gamble that pushed 1960s technology to the limits to create the world's most recognisable plane.
It's a macabre paradox, but almost every advance in aviation safety has been driven by a crash. After every crash, investigators determine its cause and scientists make every effort to ensure the same mistakes never happen again. Dallas Campbell delves into the Horizon archives to chart the deadly disasters that have helped make air travel today the safest it has ever been.
This dramatic new documentary follows an international team of scientists, experts and elite pilots as they deliberately crash land a 170-seat Boeing 727 passenger jet to provide a once-in-a-generation chance to study the mechanics of a plane crash in real time. The documentary recreates a common type of crash - a serious, but survivable 'forced landing' - in order to study the crashworthiness of the aircraft's airframe and cabin, examine the impact of crashes on the human body, and look for possible means of increasing passenger survivability.