Airforce

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  • 2002
  • 1 Season

This historical documentary focuses on the main method of transportation that presidents ranging from Franklin Roosevelt to George W. Bush have used when travelling around the country, Air Force One. This specially equipped airplane meets all the needs of the president, his family members, as well as the press corps when presidential responsibilities require him to travel beyond the White House and the Washington, DC area.

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Future Shock
5. Future Shock
November 21, 2002
The era of the fighter pilot will be over by 2050. In the last decade wars have erupted in Central Asia, the Middle East and Central Europe. With each new eruption the technology becomes cheaper, more intelligent and more destructive.
Flying Metal
4. Flying Metal
November 21, 2002
The realities of 'command and control' combat and weapon systems. RAAF have to decide by 2006, what will replace its jets and bombers. It might be the stealth bombers like the F22 Raptor, or unmanned aircraft like the Global Hawk.
Flying High
3. Flying High
November 21, 2002
The biggest problem facing the RAAF is hanging on to its best people. The RAAF has just under 13,500 men and women. The skills and intelligence they display is also required in higher paid activities such as IT and computing on many levels.
Intelligent Destruction
2. Intelligent Destruction
November 12, 2002
Australia's Air Force is facing the most costly dilemma in its history. It's about to scrap 71 fighters and 33 long range bombers. By 2015 or 2020 most of these aircraft will be in a junk yard.
The Billion Dollar Question
1. The Billion Dollar Question
November 21, 2002
Australia's air force must give the government a plan of action, for their future, by 2006. This plan must cope with a new style of war, particularly post September 11, and the increasing demands made by Government.
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This historical documentary focuses on the main method of transportation that presidents ranging from Franklin Roosevelt to George W. Bush have used when travelling around the country, Air Force One. This specially equipped airplane meets all the needs of the president, his family members, as well as the press corps when presidential responsibilities require him to travel beyond the White House and the Washington, DC area.

  • Premiere Date
    November 21, 2002