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Discovery's popular "Mighty" franchise ("Mighty Ships") continues with "Mighty Planes," which takes to the skies and explores the most impressive aircraft in the world. Each episode highlights one incredible plane, from the world's only flying eye hospital to the largest passenger jet ever built, as it takes on a high-stakes mission from beginning to end. "Mighty Planes" brings viewers unprecedented access to the planet's most impressive aircraft with in-depth looks at the science of aviation and the lives of the people responsible for making it all happen.

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Baffinland Mines needs to get equipment to a remote mine in Nunavet to support shipping operations for the summer and have hired one of Volga-Dnepr's Ilyushin-76.
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Transporting the gear of Formula E's 10 electric-powered racing teams to cities around the world across more than 50,000 total kilometres in the greenest way imaginable is no easy task; for air transport, DHL uses Boeing 747 or 777 aircraft.
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The Stargazer launches Pegasus rockets, delivering specialized weather satellites designed to detect the magnitude and intensity of hurricanes.
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The C-2 Greyhound's design allows it a flexibility and access that few other fixed wing craft possess; for the U.S. Navy, it provides critical logistics support, flying 1,000 miles in a matter of hours and transporting high-priority cargo.
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The Twin Otter is found around the world in jungles, deserts, mountains, the Arctic, and anywhere rugged reliability and short-take-off-and-landing are needed; powered by twin turboprop engines, the Twin Otter manoeuvres like a bird.
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The German Air Force is overhauling their entire fleet of outdated cargo planes, and replacing them with Airbus' latest state-of-the-art military aircraft, the A400M, which can haul massive loads.
aired 93 days ago
Reviewing the best of the series, from planes that transformed travel to the biggest passenger plane as well as the C130 Hercules.
aired 100 days ago
The Nolinor 737's flight crew ferries nearly 10,000 pounds essential food, vital mining equipment and 57 miners to the Arctic, where bad weather wreaks havoc with the plane and the mission.
aired 100 days ago
This legendary flying behemoth is made of old aircraft parts and carries NASA's bulkiest and most cutting edge aerospace components.
aired 107 days ago
The Canadian Air Force's CC-115 Buffalo is the go-to aircraft for search-and-rescue on the west coast.
aired 107 days ago
The T-38 jet trainer is the ultimate test for any pilot wanting to join the world's elite club of fighter jet pilots.
aired 114 days ago
The CP-140, a spy plane built to protect Canada and her coastlines from unseen enemies is upgraded with the latest technology.
aired 178 days ago
Follow the Blue Angels through their unique, specialized training and delve into the physics of their spectacular aerobatic flying.
aired 178 days ago
SOFIA, the largest airborne observatory in the world, boasts a 17-ton telescope capable of making observations impossible for ground-based telescopes.
aired 185 days ago
The newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the U.S. airlift force; The C-17 Globemaster III specializes in quick delivery of troops and all types of cargo.
aired 185 days ago
Travel with Donald Trump aboard his luxurious Boeing 757 on a transatlantic flight to the U.K.
aired 192 days ago
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's hurricane hunting WP-3D Orion aircraft fly where other planes refuse to venture.
aired 192 days ago
This modified Boeing 707 is one of only two 707 tankers in the world that provide commercial air-to-air re-fueling to the American military.
aired 199 days ago
The world's first double-decker passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380 has a groundbreaking design.
aired 206 days ago
The Martin Mars water bomber is the world's largest seaplane and has flown more than 8,000 firefighting missions.
aired 213 days ago
The ORBIS McDonnell Douglas DC-10, the world's only flying eye-hospital, includes an operating room and a classroom.

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