Ethiopian Airline began operations in 1946 with 5 DC3s with much technical assistance from TWA and has a long history as not only one of Africa's leading airlines, but one of the finest airlines in the world. This program shows what a great company it is. It starts with a nice company presentation by the CEO and continues with a B737-800 trip to Congo and Malawi which begins with a preflight planning presentation in the Flight Operations room and in the cockpit and includes a very nice walkaround of the aircraft. On this trip are 2 very nice cabin presentations showing the very nice meal service offered by Ethiopian. The trip to Kilimanjaro and Mombasa includes spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The domestic service portion of this program includes a 737-700 trip to Northern Ethiopia and several flight on the Q-400 to 3 destinations in this very high, mountainous country. It continues with a rare camera angle from the cockpit showing the right wing and engine on takeoff, cruise and landing. Also included is a great look at all of the Boeing jet models currently operated by Ethiopian. I would like to add here that Ethiopian has operated, with the exception of the 747, every Boeing jet model from the 707 and 720B through the 787, which just started service. I highly recommend this very well produced program on one of the world's great airlines including good African style music in many segments!
Greg Rowland, USA
First off, I want to welcome Ethiopian Airlines to the series. I loved the opening which showed one of their B777’s landing in ADD. The ET fleet is highlighted beautifully in this production. Some new routes in Africa that are very interesting to say the least. It was great so the a B737 with the new Boeing sky interior. The first class service shown was great to see and I always appreciate that being included. All the pilots in this production were very informative throughout and very humble in my opinion. Simon did an excellent job with the filming. What really excites me is the possibilities that Ethiopian joining the series brings. They just their first 787 and I hoping that it will soon be featured in the series very soon!
George Alves, USA
The opening of the Ethiopian Blu Ray gave me chills, it was amazing. Then again, watching a T7 land in slow motion with wing vorticies and large areas of condensation above the wings, who wouldn't get chills. An amazing opening that had me hooked from the start. The video goes right into an interview with the CEO of Ethiopian airlines, Addissu Legesse. Thunder in the distance was occasionally heard throughout the interview, giving us a great precursor to the type of flying we could expect during the rainy season in central Africa. It was one of the most interesting videos I own from JP because of how different the airports are in Africa. Almost all of the airports, with the exception of Lubumbashi and Addis Ababa, are literally just a runway with a shack for the ground crew. It was very strange, seeing people standing right next to the runway taking pictures. Those of us in the US and Europe, and almost everywhere else are accustomed to security, terminals, gates, tugs, hangars, and even just a fence surrounding the airport. Africa was having none of that, making aviation on this continent very different. For the majority of the movie, we get to ride along with the 737-700 and 737-800 on five separate flights. At about the 2:30 mark, we get some nice music to break up the monotony of the movie. Just planes has only recently started doing this. Most notably in their Air Canada: Polar Operations and Swiss A340-300, we got to see the cities of Hong Kong and San Francisco respectively. These "intermissions" are very nice, and make watching these 4+ hour movies a lot easier. After the majority of the video being focused on the 737, we get thrown into the Q400. This was perhaps one of my favorite chapters in the video, as we get to see some of the most desolate airports in Africa. Don't be fooled by their paved runways, these airports have very little in the way of services. During one of these flights, the camera man was smart enough to point one of the cameras at the right wing as the airplane flew under a thunderstorm. The wing bounces and flexes a great deal as it irons out those bumps. At the end, we get treated with yet more music and a view of thing from the cockpit as we fly through some very pretty clouds at dusk. This was only one of the four Blu Rays I ordered from JP, and I can't wait to dive into the others. Buy Them All!!!!!!
Kylan Walters, USA
I would like to thank Ethiopian for joining the series. The beginning of the program was amazing. The 777 landing at ADD with the condensation coming off the wings was perfect. The look at the fleet was impressive. I never realized how many aircraft Ethiopian has. As always, the picture quality of the Blu-ray was superb and again Simon did an excellent job of filming. The views of Mt. Kilimanjaro were amazing. The routes chosen were interesting and places most will never get to see for themselves. The crews were very informative and friendly. If I ever get to that part of the world I wouldn't hesitate to fly with Ethiopian. I hope to see further Ethiopian programs in the future, especially the 777.
Mark Wilson, CANADA
I was impressed by this program right from the beginning to the end. It was a very unique intro scene to see the 737 landing with its wingtip vortices leaving contrails. I agree with Greg, George and Kylan on their reviews. Mt. Kilimanjaro was beautifully captured. Apart from other airlines, the ET crews have a systematic and comprehensive manner of handling the aircraft. They always try to maintain a high standard of efficiency for the safety of their passengers. Very clear images and audio recording. Well done JustPlanes! I'd rate this Blu-ray program at 4/5 stars!
Roy Jovent Benzonan, PHILIPPINES
"I purchased all 3 Ethiopian videos at once and I have been extremely impressed with the entire series. All of the crews from the Dash 8 Q400 crews to the B787 crews were very professional and experienced. The B787 video was the obvious highlight and it was very well done with some great camera angles and interesting pilot-background interviews. The scenary around Africa, the Middle East and Europe was fantastic. I will definitely put Ethiopia on my must-visit list in the future. Thanks again for providing this entire Ethiopian series as I enjoy a more complete view of an airline's operations showing multiple fleet types and destinations. Brian Gustafson, USA
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Ethiopian has beautiful aircraft. The professionalism of the crews and of CEO Gebremariam is impressive. Fantastic video, and great soundtrack. Well done Justplanes!
Awesome video! So good to see? a video on Ethiopian! Really cool! Keep it up JustPlanes!
So good it's worth watching twice! Beautifully directed video for this beautiful Airline.
Just superb, fantastic crew, staff and video. Looks like a pleasure? to fly with.
What a beautiful opening sequence! I am so excited that Ethiopian Airlines has joined? the most exciting aviation series in the world and I hope to see more of their great fleet in future releases.
Simply marvelous!! Hope to see the Ethiopian long range 777/767/757 soon!
Thank you so much for another wonderful video! Because of your dedication towards these videos, we get to savour the beautiful world of aviation from all around the world.
woooow what a perfect video, thats realy one of the best Ive found? here!
One more time, Just Planes is releasing another top-notch DVD. Congratulations for celebrating the beauty of flight so well. Ethiopian is a great airline. I just hope you'll be able to get on board their 787! Stunning filming, really.
Excellent as always.
This is too perfect! Awesome!!
Beautiful video! The introduction is great.
What can i say!!!!!! Just excelent!!!!!!!
I think this is one your best videos yet.
I love Ethiopian
Good video clip showcasing a very good African airline. As an African I'm always amazed as to how a fully owned government airline can be so meticulous and professional. Most African government owned airlines have a lifespan of 3-5 years before they collapse. Good thing Kenya privatized her national airline and has made it the third biggest in sub-saharan Africa. The competition will provide fliers in the region world class service in years to come. Good job!
Great? video !
Fantastic! Thank you Just Planes for another winner
fantastic video the best i have seen really great. thanks
They are a fantastic airline! They have a 787 and counting
Wow! Amazing composition!
A welcome addition to the series. A great up and coming airline in Africa showcased beautifully for all the world to see. I hope more is to come !
Wow!.... Beautiful shot and composed video .....Love the music theme....Thanks!
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