Planes That Changed the World


Genre: History, Science & Technology


Duration: 3x60


Year of Production: 2014


Production Company: Arrow Media


Broadcaster: Smithsonian


Definition: HD


These are the fascinating stories of three of the most important commercial aircraft ever to take to the skies: The Douglas DC3 was the first truly successful passenger aircraft, a plane that shrank America and established flying as the way to travel. The SR71 Blackbird re-invented the cutting edge of aviation technology with speeds of March 3 system. The Airbus A380 is the biggest commercial plane of all time, using revolutionary new technologies to take more people further than every before.

These three episodes are stories of engineering ingenuity and visionary leadership. We follow every twist and turn of their origins, design and life in service.

Series 1: 3x60 | HD | 2014