This is a jewel of a program filmed in 2007 as the airline was retiring its last couple of Boeing 737-200s after about a quarter century of perfect service in and around Alaska.

 

You will discover what the Boeing 737-200 has done for travel in the state of Alaska as you climb on board in the cockpit for a series of flights from Anchorage to Bethel, Dillingham, King Salmon, the remove island of Adak and a special charter to Red Dog Mine.

 

You will follow the pilots at work as they prepare and operate the aircraft. They give you continuous briefings about the flights, their duties and some very interesting stories they've experienced in addition to the regular cockpit presentation, aircraft walkaround etc....

 

 

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This two-disc DVD set is a must for anyone who has enjoyed the Plethora of Airways articles in recent years about the operations of Alaska Airlines.

The bonus DVD titled "The Spirit of the 737-200" is essentially a celebration of the Alaska Airlines dash 200. Produced by Captain Mac af Uhr, the Airways contributing editor who continues to bring those fascinating Alaskan stories, it presents several tributes to the "Mudhen" as the type was affectionately known in Alaska service from pilots, flight attendants, engineers, ramp workers and operations staff. The program culminates in the airline's retirement of the dash 200 and a farewell flight and party held in conjunction.  Reviewed by AIRWAYS MAGAZINE

Comments

I agree with most of the reviews that this is a fine presentation of Alaska Airlines. You showed a good picture of the airline and the many people who work for the carrier. The aircraft was well presented and we got a great flavor of the flight crews and support personnel. 

Michael R Bowman, USA

The Alaska Airlines 737-200 DVD is fantastic! The combination of great crews, a great aircraft type and some very interesting geography makes this program highly enjoyable. The pilots, particularly Captain Rex Gray, did an excellent job of talking to the viewer. I really enjoyed hearing Captain Gray’s many stories from his flying career and he also did a very good job at explaining the important role that the 737-200 has played in Alaska.

The type of flying seen here is different from the typical airline flying and this makes for excellent viewing. I particularly enjoyed the approach and landing at Adak, for example. I also liked it when we were able to take a look at some of the destination airports, including Adak. I would like to see more of this and in greater depth if possible at other small interesting airports that are covered in the World Air Routes series.

There are many other features that add to the excellence of this DVD, such as the configuration change of the aircraft, the de-icing and of course the usual cockpit presentation and walkaround.I’d like to thank everyone involved in the making of this program, and I look forward to watching many more World Air Routes DVDs!   Luke Harding, UK

The Alaska Airlines B737-200 DVD is another top-notch DVD! A fantastic program in every way, and a great tribute to the now-retired type. Getting to see the actual retirement flight as well as scheduled and charter operations is a real pleasure. Capt. Rex Gray especially deserves a lot of credit for his interesting commentary. All of the flight crew were fantastic, and one can see how much they really enjoyed flying the 737-200. The de-ice presentation was fascinating to observe from the truck in operation with commentary by the technician. Alaska Airlines is a great company, and everyone, from the CEO on down, should be proud of being a part of it.

Tim Herman, USA

What a fantastic program on the Alaska Airlines 737-200QC!!! This one has everything including a very interesting and scenic trip out to Adak Island and back with great scenery of the Aleutian Islands and their rapidly changing weather. Captain Rex Gray does some very entertaining and informative presentations with a great personality and humor. Great camera work in the cockpit and through the cabin windows giving us views from flight crew and passenger perspective. Really good presentations of the de-icing procedures, cabin reconfiguration, walkaround inspection and the cockpit. All of the Alaska personnel on this dvd give nice contributions to the program. I must mention and thank Just Planes for the free bonus dvd, "The Spirit of the Alaska 737-200", which is a beautifully presented tribute to the 737-200QC and the Alaska employees who have worked with the airplane up to its retirement in March of this year! Thank You Just Planes for these 2 wonderful dvds!!!   Greg Rowland, USA

Well, you have done it again with this GEAT! DVD production of the Alaska Airlines 737-200. It was nice to have the introduction by the CEO of Alaska Airlines. He really gets the viewer ready for the program. The scenery of Alaska with all that snow and ice is truly an awesome sight from 32000 Feet. I very much enjoyed the Stories of Capt Gray and his Female F/O. She explained things real well as well. The other Pilots and F/Os also did a exceptional job keeping us informed of the progress of the Flights. I was very surprised to see how fast they could Re-Config the 737-200 QC. It only seemed like minutes. Seeing the De-Icing Process from the passenger view was really interesting, The view from the DE Ice Truck was awesome as well. The De Ice Tech explained things well. The Spirit of the Alaska 737-200 is also a excellent program.
It really shows that Alaska Airlines is a well run company and like a family. I look forward to my First Flight with Alaska Airlines 737-400 sometime soon, I Hope. Congrats to WAR and everyone at Alaska Airlines Crews and Staff. I would Highly recommend this program to all.

John Linder, USA

After watching this DVD on Alaska Airlines I thought to myself, what would best describe this video for other WAR viewers to read and the only thing that kept running through my mind was any one who skips out on adding this DVD to their library made a choice they might regret because folks this video is simply OUTSTANDING!  Hands down my new favorite DVD out of a collection of over 60 videos. Trust me when I say this DVD is Awesome.  Brent Ktytor, CANADA

I have been up until 2am for the last week watching this DVD. I was very pleased with the ALASKA AIRLINES program. In my opinion, this is perhaps one of the best DVDs that "Just Planes - World Air Routes" has ever produced. Therefore, I look forward to watching it again and again. I would like to thank Producer Michel Moskal for all of WAR DVDs. The only complaint is that I am getting married tomorrow (August 23rd 2007) and my fiance worries about my lack of sleep and her father worries that I spend too much time watching WAR DVDs.

John McCreery, USA

It is marvellous to be able to "visit" a country so far away from Northern Ireland and Just Planes DVDs make that experience very enjoyable. The Alaska Airlines 737-200 shows an airline whose standards are high but who do not forget the welfare and well being of all their staff from every department. Alaska Airlines comes across as a happy, well run airline who provide a professional service to communities within that state with the 737-200s operating into remote airfields in sometimes atrocious weather conditions. All staff shown were happy and smiling but their pride in their airline showed through above all. Just Planes DVD depicts well that professionalism of the airline by their photography, sound and contents of the DVD and I would certainly recommend this DVD.     Iain Wylie, UK

What a wonderful set of DVD's.  A great production that shows a great airline that is very proud of it's heritage.  The production is incredible and just shows how successful WAR has become with these presentations.  Thank you to Alaska Airlines for allowing this DVD to produced and thanks to WAR for making one of my favorites to date of the 35+ titles that I own now.    Jeff Williams, USA

Great set for the airline I call "the little engine  that could". Soon to be a 737 only operator, they can take you from Honolulu to NYC with one stop, as well as up and down the west coast, Canada, and a number of Mexican destinations. As well, they have the only nonstop LAX to Washington National. These 2 DVD's highlight their very unique Alaskan operation. Not only do you get the feel (and nostalgia) for what is about to be a memory, with the phase out of the 737-200 Combis, but you also see how vital they are to their namesake State. It's worth a look, for the sights alone. Gary Stevens, USA

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Flight Information
A/C Reg Flight Route Flt Time Destinations
B737-200 N741AS AS 138 ANC-AKN 0h48

ANC Anchorage, USA

AKN King Salmon, USA

B737-200 N741AS AS 138 AKN-ADK 2h23

AKN King Salmon, USA

ADK Adak, USA

B737-200 N741AS AS 139 ADK-ANC 2h39

ADK Adak, USA

ANC Anchorage, USA

B737-200 N741AS AS 041 ANC-BET 1h04

ANC Anchorage, USA

BET Bethel, USA

B737-200 N741AS AS 042 BET-ANC 0h54

BET Bethel, USA

ANC Anchorage, USA

B737-200 N741AS AS 036 ANC-DLG 0h53

ANC Anchorage, USA

DLG Dillingham, USA

B737-200 N741AS AS 037 DLG-ANC 0h48

DLG Dillingham, USA

ANC Anchorage, USA

B737-200 N742AS AS 7631 ANC-RDB 1h22

ANC Anchorage, USA

RDB Red Dog, USA

B737-200 N742AS AS 7632 RDB-ANC 1h35

RDB Red Dog, USA

ANC Anchorage, USA

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