Login Now to remove this and all advertisements (GOLD and SILVER members)
Not a member? Register Now for free

747 Documentry - Channel 7 10-7-14

Status
Not open for further replies.

Mogul

Active Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2010
Messages
644
Points
300
2hr documentary at 8.00pm tonight on the history of the 747.
 

TomVexille

Enthusiast
Joined
Nov 12, 2013
Messages
11,083
Solutions
1
Points
1,325
Thanks for the reminder. Will have to record it tonight :)
 

under the radar

Established Member
Joined
Apr 8, 2010
Messages
1,087
Points
5
cold n windy night in syd...perfect conditions to be home watching something that interests me :D. Any feat of engineering interests me...call me a geek/nerd/boring as bat s**t...whatever!! :D
 
Trying to access your favourite Australian websites when overseas only to discover they have been geo-blocked? Concerned about your internet privacy especially when using unsecured wifi? NordVPN will solve both these common problems.

Recommended by the Australian Frequent Flyer

eric2011

Established Member
Joined
Feb 5, 2011
Messages
2,017
Points
470
Qantas
Bronze
Virgin
Platinum
Anything to do with aircraft/airlines/airports/infrastructure etc is always good for a watch


Sent from my iPad using AustFreqFly mobile app
 
Joined
Oct 31, 2010
Messages
11,685
Points
1,530
I'll certainly be watching it if I can - dunno what it was - but climbing those stairs on an SQ 747 was just magical - only up to J cabin but it was magical. Even after a doz flts in Suites Cruiserette still says her favourite seats were those purple sky beds on top deck SQ 747.
 

juddles

Suspended
Joined
Aug 2, 2011
Messages
5,437
Points
10
Qantas
Platinum 1
I read some history of the 747 in some random magazine recently. It highlighted the massive change that the aircraft had on the industry.

Then today while I was wandering in a Levi´s outlet store in Miami, I saw that Levi´s had this poster that went on about how classic their product was. They said that if a time capsule was done to show off the best of the last century, there would be some reference to the internet, a photo of the moon landing, a Beatles album, and a pair of Levi´s. I would say that you would have to chuck in a 747 too :)

And they keep getting better.

747 Intercontinental = absolute beauty.
 

JohnM

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2006
Messages
9,299
Points
1,805
Qantas
Platinum
A copy of this doco mysteriously appeared on my media player today. Just watched it. A bit of typical TV-style hype, but very enjoyable to watch nonetheless.
 

Captain Halliday

Established Member
Joined
Jun 1, 2014
Messages
2,804
Solutions
2
Points
825
The YouTube version might have been pulled down but I still found it with a Google search. If I remember correctly it was about the 5th or 6th result when searching "Boeing 747 documentary" Shouldn't be too hard to find for those still looking. FWIW I thought it was interesting without being too revealing. They had some nice cockpit audio from the test flights which I hadn't heard before (but I'm told has been around before). Still, hard to make something new from a 40+ year old story.
 

JohnM

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2006
Messages
9,299
Points
1,805
Qantas
Platinum
The YouTube version might have been pulled down but I still found it with a Google search. If I remember correctly it was about the 5th or 6th result when searching "Boeing 747 documentary" Shouldn't be too hard to find for those still looking. FWIW I thought it was interesting without being too revealing. They had some nice cockpit audio from the test flights which I hadn't heard before (but I'm told has been around before). Still, hard to make something new from a 40+ year old story.

It's very easy to find ;).
 

Princess Fiona

Enthusiast
Moderator
Joined
May 22, 2009
Messages
10,399
Points
1,530
Qantas
Platinum 1
We really enjoyed watching it, well we all did up until the ACI part and then the kids started getting nightmares about getting on our flight home from CNS :mrgreen:
I particularly enjoyed the footage from the 60's and 70's. Photos are great but actually seeing what it was like to travel back then, absolutely amazing.
I really love the 747, it's definitely my favourite aircraft both from a nostalgic POV and also from the fact that there's nothing else currently flying which replaces that J mini-cabin on the upstairs deck IMHO.
I hope Boeing keep these going forever.
 

JohnM

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2006
Messages
9,299
Points
1,805
Qantas
Platinum
I particularly enjoyed the footage from the 60's and 70's. Photos are great but actually seeing what it was like to travel back then, absolutely amazing.

I was there then - but travel was far less easy or affordable than it is now, so the pics show the few elite. The advent of the 747 was the real turning point and the rest, as they say, is history.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top