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Chevron Guide : 2008 Product Guide
AVIATION • CLASSIC AEROPLANES IN AUSTRALIA Price: A$35 DVD Rating: G Duration: 52 minutes Australia has one of the most varied collections of classic aeroplanes in the world. There are representative types of most of the great piston engined fi ghter aircraft of World War Two, as well as jets from the former Warsaw Pact countries and a good selection of pre-war civilian types. Australia’s Warbird movement is dedicated to keeping them fl ying. In this fi lm, Jeff Watson looks at a selection of warbirds, either fl ying or preserved in a static condition. • SOUTHEND TO LONGREACH THE RETURN OF THE 707 Price: A$35 DVD Rating: G Duration: 45 minutes This is a story about a great aeroplane and the dedication of the people who made her fl y again. The Boeing 707-138 VHEBA fi rst fl ew in 1959 and had ended it’s days in England where it was to be scrapped. After the most complex restora- tion of a classic airliner ever undertaken, in December 2006 Qantas’ very fi rst jet airliner fl ew into Sydney after a 14,382 nautical mile fl ight from Southend, England. Proceeds of the sale of this DVD go to Qantas Founders Museum. • AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW 2007 Price: A$45 DVD Rating: E Duration: 120 minutes Buckle up for the high-octane ride of your life. Feel the thunder of the mighty F-15 Eagles and the F-16 Falcons. Wittness the awesome F-111 and the potent F/A-18 Hornet as they strut their powerful stuff at Australia’s biggest aviation and aerospace event. Be dazzled by those magnifi cent men and their fl ying machines performing gravity defying feats of precision aerobatics. • HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WIDE BAY AUSTRALIA INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW 2007 Price: A$35 DVD Rating: E For several days over Bundaberg in Queensland, the skies come alive with some of the greatest aerial displays on the planet. From WW2 war birds to the latest combat jets, from the gravity-defying aerobatics of the world’s most extreme pilots to the more gentle displays by historic and commercial aircraft, the show offers something for every enthusiast. 24