Jumbo Jet: 50 Years In The Sky

October 2020

Season 1 Episode 2

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This episode delves into the social history of the airliner’s 50-year working life, from its first commercial flight in 1970 to today, examining the impact the 747, in democratising air travel and creating long-haul for all. A nostalgic journey from the glamorous age of the ‘jet set’ to the no-frills air travel of today, t...

Season 1 Episode 1

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This first of two parts explores the 747’s design and build story - showing the engineering challenges Boeing faced racing to create the largest passenger aircraft ever built, rolled out in the summer of 1968.