This DVD starts off with clips of the Atlas Air 747 in action both in the air and on the ground. The first featured flight takes us from Anchorage to Miami onboard the 747-400F. As usual we start off with a preflight briefing which is made even more interesting with clips of the 747 in action. After the briefing the Capt takes us to the ramp where we meet the Atlas Air 747 in the livery of one of its customers (China Air Cargo).
The Capt takes a few minutes to explain the reason for the non Atlas Air livery and other details on Atlas Air operations. Some of the interesting features of the departure out of Anchorage were the various views from both inside and outside of the aircraft along with the views of the snow topped mountains of Alaska. Other areas of interest include the cruise period from ANC to MIA when the Capt gives details on the flight and on the 747 itself. The First Officer also takes the time to present to the viewers a cockpit presentation featuring the FMS, Flight Displays and much more!
One of the most unique features of this DVD, in my opinion, pertains to the First Officer taking the time to explain a lot about his job, unique types of cargo he has transported and the life of a cargo pilot at Atlas Air in general. For those of you ever considering the career of being a cargo pilot, these bits of information will prove to be very helpful.
The arrival into Miami at 4am proves to be uneventful as is the departure to Chicago. During the cruise to Chicago our new Capt talks to the viewers about the highlights of working at Atlas Air with some of the perks being the opportunity to fly all over the world providing an exciting and challenging everyday experience. After our landing at Chicago the viewers are treated to more clips of the 747-400 but this time with various customer liveries such as British Airways World Cargo, Alitalia Cargo, China Airlines Cargo and others.
The last leg of this DVD takes us on a short hop from Dallas to Atlanta onboard the 747-200. Highlights of this flight include the flight engineer panel presentation and the brief cockpit presentation by the captain. This DVD was a pleasure to look at and it was also very informative to both enthusiast of the 747 and to those of you who enjoy cargo airline operations. This is a great addition to your DVD collection!
These DVDs are an absolute pleasure to watch and I think anyone who loves aviation will enjoy them. At a cost of $25-30 each they are a bargain. These are perfect for days when you what to see or do something aviation related but also want to enjoy the comforts of home.