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Dallas Campbell and Dr Hannah Fry investigate what it takes to get a million people and their luggage off the ground and up in the air. From building the world's biggest passenger plane to navigating through the busiest airport on the planet, to the perils of getting airborne in the coldest city on earth - Dallas and Hannah go to extremes to get under the skin of the remarkable story of departure. You will never look at flying in the same way again.

BBC Two
1 Season, 3 Episodes
June 5, 2016
Documentary & Biography
8.0/10
Cast: Dallas Campbell, Hannah Fry, Joachim Schwarzenberg
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  • Getting on the ground safely takes an army of hidden experts and incredible technology.

  • There are around a million people airborne at any one time and keeping that number of people safely aloft depends on complex global networks and astonishing technology. In this programme, science broadcaster Dallas Campbell and Dr Hannah Fry explore just what it takes to keep this city in the sky safe between take-off and landing. Dallas discovers how pilots find their way across thousands of miles of sky in the dead of night. Hannah meets up with the air traffic controllers who are responsible for the busiest airspace in the world - over Atlanta in south east America - and reveal just what is involved in co-ordinating the 100,000 flights that cross the globe every day, while avoiding collisions.

  • What does it take to get a million people and their luggage off the ground and up in the air? From building the world's biggest passenger plane to navigating through the busiest airport on the planet, to theperils of getting airborne in the coldest city on earth - Dallas and Hannah go to extremes to get under the skin of the remarkable story of departure.You will never look at flying in the same way again...

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