Classic Cockpits is a series of documentary DVDs, designed to put you into the cockpits of some famous aircraft from aviation’s golden age.
If you like big props and radial engines you’ll love “Flying the Legendary DC-3” and “Flying the PBY Catalina.” See how several generations of airline pilots operated the legendary Douglas, also known as the C-47, Dakota, and Gooney bird, and experience the magic of flying on and off the water in the PBY-5A, the amphibious version of Consolidated Aircraft’s long-legged flying boat, noted for its air-sea rescue and anti-submarine roles.
The DC-3 and the Catalina both had Pratt and Whitney radials, but if you prefer the Wright Cyclone, then “Flying the B-25 Mitchell” is the DVD for you. You’ll be in the cockpit of a B-25J, and you’ll see drills and procedures as carried out by Jimmy Doolittle’s crews in their audacious raid on
If you like the distinctive sound of the Rolls Royce Merlin, you’ll love “Flying the Avro Lancaster,” a fascinating look inside the cockpit of this classic British heavy bomber. You’ll be there for a complete flight, from take-off to touchdown
Some of the early jets became classics, too. Thrill to the whine of the Goblin engine in Geoffrey De Havilland’s twin-boom jet fighter, as you indulge in some low-level, formation aerobatics in “Flying the De Havilland Vampire.”
Classic Cockpits DVDs are filmed in high definition, with multiple on-board cameras, intercom sound, and breathtaking air-to-air photography.
Big props, big engines, big birds, classic aircraft…more titles will be added soon!
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