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Filmed in 2009 - Released in 2009

This very friendly airline welcomes you on its fleet of Douglas MD82s and 83s for flights in the cockpit from Croatia's Airports of Dubrovnik, Pula and Split to 7 destinations across Europe. Pilots will give you explanations and presentations about the airline, the MD80, the routes, the cockpit plus a walkaround and much more. This 3.5 hour program is packed with great views from the cockpit during takeoffs and landings with pilots handling the aircraft and a ton of great scenery!

 

 


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Dubrovnik Airline may sound like a new airline but it has actually been around since late 2004. Dubrovnik Airline is a charter airline based in Dubrovnik, Croatia. It operates tourist charter flights from Europe to holiday destinations in Croatia. The MD-80 aircraft which they utilize has always been one of my favorite and all indications from this DVD suggest that the owners have selected this aircraft due their previous experience with this aircraft as a practical workhorse for its operation.Destinations featured on this DVD are France, Ireland and Spain. If you are a fan of the Maddog then this DVD is for you, I can guarantee that you will find it very educational and enjoyable as you not only see the Maddog at its best, but also the breathtaking sights of Croatia!

Highlights

The DVD starts off with the Capt and F.O. having a preflight briefing for a flight from Dubrovnik to Dublin. Before boarding the aircraft, the Capt does an exterior walk around pointing out various interesting facts about the MD-80. For example, you might have noticed that on the nose wheel of MD-80s there is a deflector? Well Capt Bedic explains why this is an important feature of the aircraft. Also, did you know that the MD-80 does not have hydraulic flight controls? They are actually controlled aerodynamically. This explains why the MD-80 series is such a trip to fly because you are flying the aircraft unaided.

Capt. Bedic uses every available opportunity to showcase many of the “hidden” features of the MD-80 that many of us may not know about. For example, the rear tail cone area is also an emergency escape area. After the walk around, the crew heads off to Dublin where during the flight, the crew once again takes time off to explain some of the features and systems of the aircraft along with various procedures for flying over high terrain. This series of cockpit presentations are seen throughout the DVD providing an almost non stop flow of information about the aircraft.

Other highlights of this DVD feature the reason why the MD-80 was selected by the airline and how practical they are for their operation. Also, one of the features that intrigued me the most were the stunning views of the city of Dubrovnik among other destinations. Up until seeing this DVD I have honestly never heard of Dubrovnik nor had any interest in Croatia but it certainly seems like an ideal European vacation spot.

As the DVD continues on, viewers are not only given views from the cockpit, but also from the cabin as the cabin crew provided their service to the passengers. Finally, I can’t help but mention the “seat of your pants” approach into Nice by Capt Jirosek where we see him fight the controls to line up with the runway due to strong crosswinds (for a second I almost thought he would have gone off the side of the runway).

The MD-80 has always been one of my favorite aircrafts, in fact, it was one of the very first aircraft I flew on and the one that made me want to be a pilot. This DVD is geared at anyone who still has a soft spot for this fantastic aircraft. I highly recommend it!    Reviewed by AvSim

Comments

Awesome watching an old pro like CPT. Jirosek tackle the approach at LFMN! That landing alone was worth the price of this DVD. Of course CPT. Bedic does a great job explaining the process of the legs he is flying. Great to see the MD82/82 on a WAR DVD again. Allan Stiff, CANADA

You have done a masterpiece on the Douglas MD80. The beautiful Dubrovnik Airline, crew very professional, brilliant images.  Amos Migliavacca, ITALY

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Flight Information
A/C Reg Flight Route Flt Time Destinations
MD82 9A-CDD DBK 442 DBV-DUB 3h14

DBV Dubrovnik, CROATIA

DUB Dublin, IRELAND

MD82 9A-CDD DBK 443 DUB-DBV 2h37

DUB Dublin, IRELAND

DBV Dubrovnik, CROATIA

MD82 9A-CDC DBK 154 DBV-BOD 2h19

DBV Dubrovnik, CROATIA

BOD Bordeaux, FRANCE

MD82 9A-CDC DBK 154 BOD-MAD 1h01

BOD Bordeaux, FRANCE

MAD Madrid, SPAIN

MD82 9A-CDC DBK 155 MAD-DBV 2h24

MAD Madrid, SPAIN

DBV Dubrovnik, CROATIA

MD82 9A-CDC DBK 162 DBV-PUY 0h44

DBV Dubrovnik, CROATIA

PUY Pula, CROATIA

MD82 9A-CDC DBK 162 PUY-CDG 1h32

PUY Pula, CROATIA

CDG Paris CDG, FRANCE

MD83 9A-CDB DBK 181 CDG-NCE 1h06

CDG Paris CDG, FRANCE

NCE Nice, FRANCE

MD83 9A-CDB DBK 181 NCE-DBV 1h12

NCE Nice, FRANCE

DBV Dubrovnik, CROATIA

MD82 9A-CDD DBK 176 DBV-SPU 0h26

DBV Dubrovnik, CROATIA

SPU Split, CROATIA

MD82 9A-CDD DBK 176 SPU-PUF 2h02

PUF Pau, FRANCE

SPU Split, CROATIA

MD82 9A-CDD DBK 177 PUF-RNS 0h54

PUF Pau, FRANCE

RNS Rennes, FRANCE

MD82 9A-CDD DBK 177 RNS-SPU 1h55

RNS Rennes, FRANCE

SPU Split, CROATIA

MD82 9A-CDD DBK 177 SPU-DBV 0h21

SPU Split, CROATIA

DBV Dubrovnik, CROATIA

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