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Old 9th October 2014, 03:32 PM
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Nova aired yesterday "Why Planes Vanish"

The disappearance of Flight MH370 stunned the world. In an era of smart-phones and GPS, how could a 270-ton passenger jet vanish into thin air? It was a rude awakening for all of us, showing just how far we are from the world we imagined we lived in—in which every move is monitored all the time. NOVA tells the inside story of the search for Flight MH370 and meets the key players from all corners of the globe who have spent months searching for the lost plane. In the search for answers, we'll reveal how today's planes must fly through vast radar "blind spots," and investigate new technologies that could allow ground stations and satellites to track planes automatically, without pilot intervention, even in remote areas with no radar coverage. What will it take to guarantee that in the future, nothing will ever be 'lost' again?
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Old 10th October 2014, 12:35 PM
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Fly In / Fly Out miners are the subject of a new observational series, Flying Miners, coming to ABC next week.

The series, produced by Screentime, seeks to put a ‘human face’ to those commuting long distance in Australia’s mining industry for high salaries, and the challenges involved.

Commuting by plane, to work in one of Australia’s remote mines, can be a double-edged sword…the money is good, but the costs are great. Isolation, loneliness, and heartache – these are the realities of working out in the wilderness, thousands of kilometres from home. But over 100,000 people choose to work this way. They’re called FIFOs: Fly In Fly Out miners and they hold a unique place in Australia’s mining industry.

Making money – and lots of it, can make ordinary people do extraordinary things. If the price is right, it can turn teachers into truck drivers, accountants into labourers and high school dropouts into highly skilled drillers. We meet FIFOs to understand the business from their perspective, why they do what they do and how they see their future unfolding. Shana used to be a model – she now drives a dump truck in the Pilbara, while Michael used to be a power line worker in New South Wales. He now travels across the country to Port Hedland, to maintain rail ore cars.

Earning lots of money can also become a hard habit to break. Flying Miners explores the indulgences and dangers of FIFOs with too much cash. Copper miner Nick Dametto has tried to work outside the mining industry but the money keeps luring him back.

But it’s a fickle business and Australia has been riding the wave of the mining boom for years now, with the bust potentially always just around the corner. With input from leading industry experts and with unprecedented access to mines all over the country, this series lifts the lid on the world of those Flying Miners.

8:30pm Tuesday ABC.
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Old 11th October 2014, 10:58 AM
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Thanks for the heads up Greg. Look forward to this one!
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Old 17th November 2014, 02:31 PM
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18/11/2014 7Two

1:00PM Voyages of Construction:

How to Build a Jumbo Jet Engine Investigate how Rolls Royce's designs keep jumbo jets in the sky, how their skills have made flying the safest mode of transport and how their innovations allow planes to be cleaner, greener and quieter.
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Old 25th November 2014, 01:41 PM
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Wed 26/11 7Two

12:30AM Voyages of Construction

How to Build Britain’s Secret Engineers (R)Follow a top secret British company on a global journey as it reveals a handful of its secretive projects - like the adaptation of military stealth technology for civilian wind turbines.

Includes Chinook rebuild

Sun 30/11 7Two

4:30PM Weapons of World War II: Heavy Bombers (R)

In World War II, the only heavy four engined bombers in the war were either Russian or American. Ultimately, the pressurised B-29 gave the Americans the ability to drop the Atomic bomb.

Tue 02/12 7Two

9:30PM Alaska Wing Men: Fatal Crash **PREMIERE**Watch as veteran bush pilot Jack Barber turns his plane into a flying bomb by loading it with 1500 litres of explosive fuel.
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Old 28th November 2014, 10:25 PM
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There was a doco aired in NZ earlier this year on the police team that recovered & identified the victims of the Air NZ Erebus crash.

If you don't know the backstory then watch this first:

TVNZ's 'Lookout': The Mt Erebus Disaster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP36X0BsMQ0

Erebus: Operation Overdue 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTgK2qJXCtY

Highly recommend both.
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Old 1st December 2014, 02:08 PM
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Sunday, December 7, 2014

7Two 16:30 - 17:30

Command Center: Hartsfield - Jackson Airport, Atlanta GA (R) Hartsfield - Jackson Airport in Atlanta manages 2,700 take-offs and landings daily. Meet the engineers, tarmac operators and the rest of the crew charged with the huge task of running the airport smoothly.

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014

7Two 20:30 - 21:30

Mighty Structures: Kansai Airport (R) 'CC' Kansai International Airport, a floating mega structure in Japan, built to withstand the wrath of mother nature up above, but what about down below? Fasten your seat belts and prepare for take-off to an amazing island airport in the land of the rising sun that may be destined to sink back into the sea.

7Two 21:30 - 22:30

Alaska Wing Men: Gold Rush **NEW EPISODE**A pilot attempts to rescue a group of stranded climbers from a glacier and a guardian pilot and his team fly to the northernmost edge of the continent to rescue a toddler in respiratory distress.

Saturday, Dec 6, 2014

7Three 11:30 - 12:30

Ultimate Factories: Apache Helicopters (R) Investigate the construction process of a machine designed and built for one purpose, to seek out and destroy enemy forces
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Old 2nd December 2014, 03:52 PM
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Thanks form the updates and info Greg
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Old 5th December 2014, 11:56 AM
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Saturday December 6
7:00pm Angelina Unbroken And Exclusive special

WW2 POW Story after B-24 shot down in the Sth Pacific.

Highly recommend that book. Doco on story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVFsx9fA19w
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Old 9th December 2014, 12:02 PM
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

7TWO

2:00PM Seconds From Disaster: Comet Air Crash (R) 'CC'

January 10, 1954 the ultimate passenger luxury jet took off from Rome, but 26 minutes into the flight it exploded killing 35. What went wrong?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

7TWO

9:30PM Alaska Wing Men: Convict On Board **NEW EPISODE**

In the areas of Alaska where aircraft is the only way in or out, pilots survive by using their skills and instincts to tame the turbulent skies and treacherous terrain.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

7TWO

1:00PM 7TWO Mid Arvo Movie: Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (R) (1994)

A telling of the story of the famous US aviatrix Amelia Earhart who attempted to fly solo around the world in 1937, but disappeared along the way. Starring DIANE KEATON, RUTGER HAUER, BRUCE DERN, PAUL GUILFOYLE and DENIS ARNDT.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

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2:30AM Supercarrier: Airport At Sea (R) 'CC'

Join the crew of the USS Ronald Reagan and see how their training prepares them for the myriad of deadly situations that could occur on this massive vessel of war.
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