Flying Heavy Metal
Flying Heavy Metal was a five-part British television series produced by Ricochet and originally broadcast in the UK and Europe on the Discovery Channel in 2005, and subsequently repeated on Discovery Wings in the UK. It was presented by commercial Boeing 757 pilot and Iron Maiden frontman, Bruce Dickinson.
In the series, Dickinson looked at, and often flew, a number of aircraft from across the history of commercial aviation. There were some quite surprising aerobatics done in rather large aircraft.
Flying Heavy Metal is now repeated on the new channel from Discovery Networks UK called Discovery Turbo.
Episode 1 - "Jet Race"
Episode 2 - "Jet Set"
Episode 3 - "Size Matters"
Episode 4 - "Safer Skies"
Jetliner safety enhancements, including the automatic landing capabilities of the Hawker Siddeley Trident, the fly-by-wire capabilities of the Airbus A320 (and lack thereof in the Boeing 737) as well as other safety features currently in development.
Episode 5 - "Watch This Space"
Series Producer - James Bates
Producer - Dan Peirson
Assistant Producer - Greg Chivers
Production Manager - Amanda Rohan
Flying Heavy Metal - Najam Ul Saqib