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Magnificent Men & Microlights!

Postby sim » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:21 pm

Great seat of the pants flying! Story follows three microlight crews and their adventures in the Round Britain Contest.
Put your feet up and hope you enjoy. Stuart will no doubt have seen this!

Use the 2 lower links unless In the UK, where (within a BBC time limit) you can watch this here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... land_Film/
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part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laOmKFuejcU

part 2
http://youtu.be/I3ZwUoW3N-A
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Re: Magnificent Men & Microlights!

Postby connect » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:30 am

Its better than alot of the other videos on your channel. (Y)

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Re: Magnificent Men & Microlights!

Postby sim » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:15 pm

Much better! Connect,
BBC seem to have got the hang of video making. Put it on Youtube for ex-RAF buddy in Queensland. Much better viewed in full HD on IPlayer of course. BBC plan to expand IPlayer overseas........eventually!
Dunno (Y)!
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Re: Magnificent Men & Microlights!

Postby Johan G » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:53 am

Epic fail: :shock: :lol:
Will wrote:And here is where we took off, this here, this mark here, from we took off from?

Anthony wrote:Ah, Oh. That might not be the airfield that, actually. I just did black mark round about where I thought it was.


EDIT: Now when I've seen both parts I have to say that it really was an interesting and nice documentary. I also have to congratulate Anthony for that great landing, just a minute off time even. :D
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Re: Magnificent Men & Microlights!

Postby stuart » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:00 pm

Yes, it's a great documentary :)

There's some consternation within the aviation community (both GA and microlights) that this gives microlighting a bad name (engines that fail, in-flight refuelling from a jerry can etc. etc.).

IMO film makers are always going to look for the "characters" and interesting events at the edges of any subject. Frankly a programme about normal microlighting would be pretty, but dull.

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Re: Magnificent Men & Microlights!

Postby Johan G » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:12 pm

stuart wrote on Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:00 pm:IMO film makers are always going to look for the "characters" and interesting events at the edges of any subject.

Very true! :| The same generally goes for journalists, but one step further...
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