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Mighty Planes

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Mighty Planes

Discovery's popular ``Mighty'' franchise (``Mighty Ships'') continues with ``Mighty Planes,'' which takes to the skies and explores the most impressive aircraft in the world. Each episode highlights one incredible plane, from the world's only flying eye hospital to the largest passenger jet ever built, as it takes on a high-stakes mission from beginning to end. ``Mighty Planes'' brings viewers unprecedented access to the planet's most impressive aircraft with in-depth looks at the science of aviation and the lives of the people responsible for making it all happen.

Premiere:
Feb 26, 2012
Original Network:
Discovery Canada
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Heroic Hercules

(First Aired: Dec. 18, 2016)
A look at the C-130 Hercules, the most flexible airlifter in the world.
  • Sun 3/26
  • 12:00AM-2:00AM
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C-5M Super Galaxy

S01, E05  (First Aired: Mar. 11, 2012)
The C-5 Galaxy is the U.S. Air Force's largest and most powerful plane; follow its mission to Afghanistan.
  • Sun 3/26
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
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Skibirds

S01, E04  (First Aired: Mar. 4, 2012)
The LC-130 Hercules Skibirds carry supplies, fuel and crew to remote science camps in Greenland and Antarctica.
  • Sun 3/26
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
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Antonov 124

S01, E06  (First Aired: Mar. 11, 2012)
The world's largest serially manufactured cargo plane, the Antonov 124, was built to move Soviet military vehicles and equipment.
  • Sun 3/26
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
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Super Guppy

S03, E04  (First Aired: Jun. 12, 2015)
This legendary flying behemoth is made of old aircraft parts and carries NASA's bulkiest and most cutting edge aerospace components.
  • Sun 3/26
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 163
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Orbis

S01, E01  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 2012)
The ORBIS McDonnell Douglas DC-10, the world's only flying eye-hospital, includes an operating room and a classroom.
  • Thu 3/30
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 163
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Martin Mars

S01, E02  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 2012)
The Martin Mars water bomber is the world's largest seaplane and has flown more than 8,000 firefighting missions.
  • Thu 3/30
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 163
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Airbus A380

S01, E03  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 2012)
The world's first double-decker passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380 has a groundbreaking design.
  • Thu 3/30
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 163
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Nolinor 737

S03, E05  (First Aired: Jun. 19, 2015)
The Nolinor 737's flight crew ferries nearly 10,000 pounds essential food, vital mining equipment and 57 miners to the Arctic, where bad weather wreaks havoc with the plane and the mission.
  • Thu 3/30
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • 163
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Orbis

S01, E01  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 2012)
The ORBIS McDonnell Douglas DC-10, the world's only flying eye-hospital, includes an operating room and a classroom.
  • Sun 4/2
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • 163
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  • 780
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Martin Mars

S01, E02  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 2012)
The Martin Mars water bomber is the world's largest seaplane and has flown more than 8,000 firefighting missions.
  • Sun 4/2
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • 163
  • SMITH
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  • 780
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Airbus A380

S01, E03  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 2012)
The world's first double-decker passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380 has a groundbreaking design.
  • Sun 4/2
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
  • 163
  • SMITH
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  • 780
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Nolinor 737

S03, E05  (First Aired: Jun. 19, 2015)
The Nolinor 737's flight crew ferries nearly 10,000 pounds essential food, vital mining equipment and 57 miners to the Arctic, where bad weather wreaks havoc with the plane and the mission.
  • Sun 4/2
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 163
  • SMITH
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  • 780
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Heroic Hercules

(First Aired: Dec. 18, 2016)
A look at the C-130 Hercules, the most flexible airlifter in the world.
  • Mon 4/3
  • 4:00AM-6:00AM
  • 163
  • SMITH
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  • 780
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Martin Mars

S01, E02  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 2012)
The Martin Mars water bomber is the world's largest seaplane and has flown more than 8,000 firefighting missions.
  • Thu 4/6
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • 163
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  • 780
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Best of Mighty Planes

S03, E06  (First Aired: Jun. 26, 2015)
Reviewing the best of the series, from planes that transformed travel to the biggest passenger plane as well as the C130 Hercules.
  • Thu 4/6
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • 163
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