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707 Skyward

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Royal Australian Air Force Boeing 707 A20-261 was awaiting the scrapper at RAAF Amberley in Queensland, Australia when Tom Vaughan, boss of Turbine Motor Works, decided to try to rescue it.

A year later, Tom and a team of engineers headed out to Amberley, together with our camera crew, whom Tom had asked to record the project. Sent on ahead were four JT3Ds and the heavy equipment needed to re-engine the 707 and get it back in the air.

Our unrestricted access to every aspect of the restoration of the 707 gives you an amazing insight into how a fifties jetliner works, plus a real sense of being there, as we go through the highs and lows of engine runs, rejected take-offs, bug-fixing and flight testing.

Then all we had to do was get back home. Just crossing Australia to Darwin took nearly four hours. Next day, we left for the Maldives, surviving oil leaks and a 90 degree, 23 knot, crosswind when landing at Male. Then on to Cairo and finally Manston in Kent. Again, Tom’s wish to record the event gave us superb access; three cameras in the cockpit and two in the cabin, where we even removed several rows of seats to get a better view!

Filmed mainly in High Definition video, this DVD has some simply stunning images and exciting action.  Don’t miss it!

Comments from our customers ….

“It’s a brilliant production about the former RAAF Boeing 707, I have already watched it twice.” A.M.

“Brilliant!” B.G.

“Having watched 707 Skyward last evening, I thought I would let you know how much I enjoyed it.” W.H.

“This DVD should set the standard for any future aviation documentary! ” N.M.

“Just finished watching “707 Skyward” with my plane-mad 5 year old son. We both really enjoyed the DVD and wish to thank you all for making the show – it was nothing short of fantastic!” T.A.

“One the best DVDs I have ever seen. Thank you for producing such an enjoyable and informational film.” J.H.

 This is an excellent production, the best I have seen.  P.D.

707 Skyward is one of the best videos I’ve ever seen.  S.J.