Jumbo Jet: 50 Years In The Sky – 18 October 2020 – 18/10/2020 – Sunday – SBS

This first of two parts explores the 747’s design and build story – showing the engineering challenges Boeing faced racing to create the largest passenger aircraft ever built, rolled out in the summer of 1968.

This episode delves into the social history of the airliner’s 50-year working life, from its first commercial flight in 1970 to today, examining the impact the 747, in democratising air travel and creating long-haul for all. A nostalgic journey from the glamorous age of the ‘jet set’ to the no-frills air travel of today, this film explores how the 747’s unique upper deck and twin-aisle cabin transformed the passenger experience from the preserve of the rich and famous to an affordable form of travel for everyone, fulfilling people’s wildest holiday dreams and connecting the world like never before.

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About Jumbo Jet: 50 Years In The Sky

Celebrating the original `jumbo jet’, the Boeing 747, as the 50th anniversary of its creation approaches. With fascinating archive footage, to shine light upon the engineering brilliance and lasting impact of the plane that shrank the world.

This show is broadcast on SBS.

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