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.
“Ed Force One” Image By Gst (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons