The Jumbo Jet: 50 Years In The Sky

July 2018

Season 1, Episode 2: Connecting the World

3.0 32 x
The social history of the Boeing 747's 50-year working life, from its first commercial flight in 1970 to the present day. The impact the 747 had in creating long haul for all is examined, taking a nostalgic journey from the glamorous age of the jet set to the no-frills air travel of today.

Season 1, Episode 1: Creating an Icon

4.0 55 x
An exploration into the design and construction of the original 'jumbo jet', the Boeing 747. Engineers and pilots recall the challenges they faced and dramatic stories of the plane's fledgling flights.
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