Mighty Planes

July 2017

Season 2, Episode 5

3.0 3 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 4 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 Van...

Season 1, Episode 4

4.0 7 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 4 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 5 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 pow...

Season 1, Episode 2

4.0 7 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 crew...

Season 3, Episode 6

4.0 10 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 7 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 12 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 10 x
This adrenaline charged episode follows three NATO airmen who push themselves and the T-38 to its limits.