Jumbo: The Plane that Changed the World
IFA Comment: Not a new programme but a superb story well told and worth viewing. Good contribution from the late Joe Sutter, IFA President for many years.
Documentary about the development of the Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The 747 was a game changer, the airliner that revolutionised mass, cheap air travel. But the first wide-bodied plane was originally intended as a stopgap to Boeing’s now-abandoned supersonic jet. This is the remarkable untold story of the jumbo, a billion-dollar gamble that pushed 1960s technology to the limits to create one of the world’s most recognisable planes.