Mighty Planes



4.0 1 x
Follow the world's only eye hospital with wings as it attempts to reach Mongolia, a mission plagued by a series of setbacks that threaten to derail the trip entirely.

3. Hercules LC-130

4.0 1 x
The Hercules "Skibirds" are designed for landing and taking off in snow and ice. Jump on board as they fly to Greenland, a place that holds a world record for worst flying conditions on the planet.

2. C-5M Super Galaxy

3.0 1 x
Jump on board one of the largest aircraft in the world for a record-setting mission into a war zone, crossing the Atlantic before a perilous descent into Bagram, Afghanistan.

1. Antonov 124

3.0 3 x
Join the Antonov and its crew on a two day, 7,500 mile mission through extreme weather. For this massive plane, a pit stop could mean the end of the road and an incomplete mission.

3. Trump 757

3.0 6 x
In this episode of Mighty Planes we'll fly with Donald Trump and his flight crew on a transatlantic mission to the UK for a speech and pit-stop at his new golf course in Scotland.
Episodes 2017

Season 2, Episode 5

3.0 20 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 24 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 15 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 18 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.

Season 1, Episode 3

4.0 25 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.