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Old 16th Feb 2007, 16:28   #1 (permalink)
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Cargolion TV programme, a few years back

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i remember seeing a program on discovery wings a few years back about cargolion (or something to do with them) anybody know where i can get hold of a copy?
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Old 18th Feb 2007, 12:14   #2 (permalink)
 
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I remember the series, i think it was called "Skytruckers" or something to that effect? If it's the same series they showed a G/A into Tblisis due to a C-5 on the runway (even though they had landing clearance!) and a landing into an airfield at the end of a fjord in Greenland. Some good old charter flying in the the DC-8. Also remember the old F/E telling a story in the hotel about a request for 4 tonnnes of elephent straw not to included on the W/B by the shipper "because they eat it in flight"

It was a good series. Hopefully the name will assist you in getting a copy

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Old 18th Feb 2007, 17:45   #3 (permalink)
 
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It ran regularly on Discovery Wings for a while. If anyone has a copy on DVD I would be interested as well! Happy to cover post cost etc!

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Old 19th Feb 2007, 09:03   #4 (permalink)
 
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I remember the Loadmaster being asleep in the jumpseat on approach to Luxemborg, holding a cup of coffee in his hand!!!!

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Old 20th Feb 2007, 13:46   #5 (permalink)
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skytruckers eh? Thanks for getting back to me, i'll have to keep an eye out on discovery wings for it! Great story about the loady FDD, you must have seen a few similar things in your time on the line!

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Old 22nd Feb 2007, 20:41   #6 (permalink)
 
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It was what happened on the layovers that would make yer eyes pop out!
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Old 23rd Feb 2007, 12:41   #7 (permalink)
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and FDD what did happen on the CGN SHJ run?
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Old 23rd Feb 2007, 19:37   #8 (permalink)
 
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There was a 1 hour program on German news channel NTV last month about the VW Paris Dakar rally cars. There was a section on airfreighting the cars to DXB on a 747 for testing in the sandpit.
Wouldn't mind getting a copy of that if anyone can help. There's a few faces on there I need some bribery material on.....
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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 21:20   #9 (permalink)
 
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Cargolion Documentery

Just wondered if anyone succeeded in tracking down a copy?
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Old 26th Nov 2007, 10:49   #10 (permalink)

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I think, but will have to check next weekend, that I may have a copy on video tape. IF I can find it & IF I can get it copied onto DVD (my video is broken & I haven't replaced it) I'll post again & interested parties can let me know. PLEASE don't do anyting until I confirm I still have it.

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Old 26th Nov 2007, 10:51   #11 (permalink)
 
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Fingers crossed!Many thanks for responding.
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Old 27th Nov 2007, 03:42   #12 (permalink)
 
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If you do, plse cpy me in, I'll share copy costs to DVD & pay shipping to me.

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PS. Sorry pallet one taken, that's my sleeping bag!!!!! And that stable lass with that 2nd yearling is booked!!!!
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Old 27th Nov 2007, 16:51   #13 (permalink)
 
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And I'll be the one in the background, sitting on a chair backwards ..... recovering from all the beers the night before
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Old 1st Dec 2007, 19:29   #14 (permalink)
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To all those asking about the Cargolion documentary, I recorded this 1 hour prog called SkyTruckers from Discovery Channel onto VHS on April 10, 1999.

The best news is I FOUND THE TAPE!!!

Not quite sure though about how to send out copies, and erm, how many of you want one?
Leave it with me.

Memorable quote from the programme:

Bertram Pohl (Cargolion president)...
"Its easy to make a small fortune from air freight. You start with a big one!"
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Old 12th Dec 2007, 17:15   #15 (permalink)
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Old 12th Dec 2007, 21:21   #16 (permalink)
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Still working on getting the transfer from VHS to DVD, turning out to be a pain. If anyone is able to do this easily and quickly can they PM me and I will send the tape on. Once done, I can make duplicate DVDs here.
The tape is in PAL format (UK TV standard) by the way.
Any takers?

Thinking about it, a DVD of the programme could make a reasonable Chrissy pressie don't you think?
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Old 15th Dec 2007, 07:51   #17 (permalink)
 
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Can't one connect a VCR to a DVD recorder by means of a scart cable, I used to video to video by that method.

If you might manage to get it onto a PC as a JPEG file or similar then I know of a download 'Video Maker' whereas you can burn it onto DVD's if you have a DVD writer.
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Old 16th Dec 2007, 14:40   #18 (permalink)
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Success!
Thanks due entirely to a tip from an interested party (you know who you are,) the programme 'Skytruckers' has now been transferred to DVD.
Given that I don't have a video capture card, nor one of those handy-dandy machines that records analogue video & TV straight to DVD, I had to contrive to get the signal electronically through a digital video camera down through firewire onto PC, thence to my DVD burner. I had tried shooting a TV screen using the camera in its conventional mode but this produced unacceptable patterning!
The whole exercise nonetheless gave me a chance to re watch this really great documentary.

There have been some requests from quite far afield, though I am confident that even NTSC (the American TV standard) can be catered for.

In keeping with the Mod's request, anyone wishing to receive a copy should only ask via PM to give me their postal address.

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Old 17th Dec 2007, 10:00   #19 (permalink)
 
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yes please, i would like a copy, pls adv where to send the money too !
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Old 20th Dec 2007, 20:32   #20 (permalink)

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i have a copy which i converted to dvd . . . will gladly send out free copies
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