Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|United Airlines Boeing 777|
Actor: Just Planes
Genres: Special Interests
United Airlines carries more than 87 million passengers a year on 2300 daily flights with more than 600 aircraft. United was the launch customer for the Boeing 777 on 15 Oct 1990 and became the first airline in the world t... more »
Louis Etemadi | England, Europe | 07/28/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Some sound difficulty in the middel of the DVD disrupted my viewing.
This video included a breifings with the captain and crew beofre the flight. And then flight attendant preparing the in-flight entertainment. Then the engineeer checking the flight, and the flight itself. However for teh departure from London this was not the case and I was dissapointed that they did not show any of London Heathrow, I will certainly examine further the next DVD that I buy in the series checking the first departure airport, definitely."
A First-Rate "World Air Routes" Program Showcasing The Remar
David Von Pein | Mooresville, Indiana; USA | 03/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This 120-minute DVD features a program in the "World Air Routes" series of aviation programs produced by Michel Moskal and "Just Planes Videos, Inc." of Boston, Massachusetts.
Through the JPV video cameras, we're treated to a unique behind-the-scenes and from-the-flight-deck look at one of the largest airlines in the world: United.
"Just Planes" takes us on board two of United's fleet of fifty-plus Boeing 777 widebodied twin-jets (registration numbers N770UA and N771UA), for a complete round trip from Chicago's O'Hare Airport to Heathrow International in London, England.
Our United pilot (Captain Eldridge) gives the viewer a very nice overview of cockpit operations and a detailed explanation of all the instruments on the flight deck of the impressive 209-foot-long "Triple-Seven" airliner.
In addition to the lesson from the cockpit, this two-hour program also offers up some fine in-flight scenery during the two revenue flights that are presented on the disc.
This DVD is a great way to take off and land in a large jetliner without ever leaving your living room's television set. Video and sound quality are outstanding on the disc, which includes a bold and robust Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo soundtrack. Video aspect ratio is 1.33:1 (Full Frame format). Chapter stops are included.
There is some excellent on-the-ground video footage within this program as well. The shots taken from the cockpit windows of our Boeing jet as it is taxiing to the active runway for takeoff at a very busy O'Hare Airport are worth the price of the disc alone, IMO.
If you ever wanted to take a look at the goings-on behind the scenes of a major airline (and a chance to see inside the cockpit of Boeing's magnificent 777), then this DVD is definitely a worthwhile and recommended purchase.
Other "WAR" Recommendations:
Here's a short list of some other programs in the vast "World Air Routes" family of DVDs (among those that have a webpage of their own here at Amazon.com). Most of these programs also feature some outstanding scenery during the flights being filmed:
Oasis Hong Kong Airlines Boeing 747-400
Air France Airbus A340-300
Challenge Air Cargo Boeing 707-300C
FlyJet Boeing 757-200
WestJet Boeing 737-700
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-200
Swiss International Air Lines McDonnell Douglas MD-11
Ocean Airlines Boeing 747-200F
Austrian Airlines Boeing 777-200
Continental Express ATR 42
That last program mentioned (the Continental Express DVD) was released in 2001 and features some footage of the New York City skyline from Newark International Airport shortly before the tragic September 11th, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center.
In general, virtually every in-the-cockpit program produced by Just Planes Videos in its "World Air Routes" series is probably going to be of some interest to an aviation fan, whether that fan is a professional pilot or just an airchair flyer.
David Von Pein
Revised March 2008"