This DVD has been sold out for quite sometime and I am more than happy that I had the opportunity to find out why! We start off from Lisbon to Natal Brazil on board the L1011-500. First, the crew completes their preflight checks then taxi’s the aircraft for departure. During the flight the viewers are able to see the cabin service along with a brief presentation by one of the flight attendants.
Other highlights of our round trip to Brazil include presentations by the Captain on the history and operations of the airline, cockpit presentation, flight engineer panel presentation and many wonderful views of the Canary Islands and Cape Verde Islands as we make our way to Brazil. The return flight to Lisbon was less eventful but still enjoyable as the L1011 made its approach to over Portugal at night.
Our final round trip takes us from Lisbon to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Before our departure, the Captain takes the viewers on a walk around of the L1011 which was very interesting and detailed. After the departure, the Captain discusses the routing and approach procedures. It is during all of these activities that the CEO (By means of a pop up window) discusses with the viewers the background as history of the airline.
The arrival into Punta Cana was by far one of the highlights as the L1011 soared over the tropical coastline and forests while making its approach to the runway. The return trip was equally as beautiful as the L1011 departs the runway and flies along the coastline at low altitudes. This was so amazing that even the pilots remarked on how beautiful a view it was. While there are not many other highlights specific to the return flight it was very insightful into the operations of the L1011.
The L1011 was the very first aircraft I flew on as a child and it was a huge influence on me becoming a pilot. This DVD is not only unique because of the destinations but more so the aircraft itself. It is not very often that you find an L1011 in service today and this DVD you would say is a collectors item for fans of the L1011.
This DVD was an absolute pleasure to watch and I think anyone who loves aviation will enjoy this. At a cost of $25 these DVDs are a bargain. These are perfect for days when you what to see or do something aviation related but also want to enjoy the comforts of home.Reviewed by AvSim