Mighty Planes

July 2017

Season 2, Episode 5

3.0 4 x
In the spring of 2010, after nearly two decades of planning and building, the largest airborne observatory in the world opened its infrared eye for the first time from aboard a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jetliner.

Season 2, Episode 4

3.0 5 x
Trading pine trees for palm fronds, we rendezvous with a Hawaii-based C-17 and her flight crew. We're there as they head out over the ocean to pick up Patriot missile batteries from a tiny mid-Pacific airstrip at Kwajalein Atoll, for delivery to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Season 1, Episode 4

4.0 8 x
The ORBIS McDonnell Douglas DC 10 is the world's only Flying Eye Hospital. It travels tirelessly around the globe, offering patients in developing countries precious sight-saving treatments.

Season 2, Episode 2

3.0 5 x
NOAA's two P-3 turboprop aircraft, Kermit and Miss Piggy, have been battle tested through over 100 hurricanes and every year they're ready to take on more.
June 2017

Season 1, Episode 3

4.0 8 x
The LC30 Hercules 'Skibirds' are equipped with heavy Teflon coated hydraulic skis and is specially designed for landing and taking off in snow and ice. Take-off conditions are sometimes so severe it has to resort to external rockets for an extra power push.

Season 1, Episode 2

4.0 8 x
Mighty Planes will board a C-5M Super Galaxy for a record setting mission into a war zone, documenting the entire process from the initial briefing, to crossing the Atlantic, and finally the perilous descent into Bagram, Afghanistan. The flight crews need to pilot their giant aircraft through some of the most hostile airspace on the planet and execute a dangerous mid-air refueling.

Season 3, Episode 6

4.0 13 x
These are the mightiest of mighty planes - aviation's biggest, fastest, strongest, and most innovative aircraft on the planet.

Season 3, Episode 4

4.0 8 x
The NASA Super Guppy is a jury-rigged wonder, built from parts of 1950s planes. But her cargo is anything but retro.

Season 3, Episode 3

3.0 13 x
When lives are in peril on Canada's West Coast, the search and rescue plane everyone counts on is the CC-115 Buffalo.
May 2017

Season 3, Episode 2

4.0 12 x
This adrenaline charged episode follows three NATO airmen who push themselves and the T-38 to its limits.
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