Two of My Favorite Things

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I know it’s old news, but I ran across this the other day and thought I’d share. I love both aviation and Iron Maiden, so finding the two combined just makes me absolutely giddy. The first video is just a short news clip for those with a short attention span. The second video is for the music/flying geeks like myself that will sit and watch documentaries for hours.


News clip:

Flying Heavy Metal with Bruce Dickinson

This playlist includes all five episodes of Flying Heavy Metal with Bruce Dickinson in multiple parts. (Source)

Episode 1 – Jet Race
The development of the deHavilland Comet and the Boeing 707 herald the end of an era for propeller-driven airliners such as the Douglas DC-3.

Episode 2 – Jet Set
Jet travel becomes available to the masses with the development of the Hawker Siddeley Trident and the Boeing 727.

Episode 3 – Size Matters
Europe develops Concorde while Boeing develops the 747 jumbo jet.

Episode 4 – Safer Skies
Jetliner safety enhancements, including the automatic landing capabilities of the Hawker Siddeley Trident, the fly-by-wire capabilities of the Airbus A320 (and lack thereof in the Boeing 737) as well as other safety features currently in development.

Episode 5 – Watch This Space
New records in airliner size, fuel economy, and passenger comfort with the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787. Also explores the wisdom of space airliner travel.


+Kevin A. Nye

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