Future Video Plans

inop: Current Video Plans (pending full content and sources)

The beginning is the most important part of the work

As probably should be clear by now, this channel is mostly focused on civil aviation. Furthermore the workload on making a singular video is already reasonably high. As such I can spend some time detailing the work process while only incurring a relatively minor time penalty. This page is dedicated to collecting video topics, and will be updated with a status on each project. I probably will use this site only for tracking major videos, minor may be added if a topical overlap is present. If a video should be redacted (Page on reasons to be created), notice will be given out here as well.

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Currently work is underway on a video detailing the civil Douglas Twinjets from the DC-9 through the B717. Generally speaking, I intend to make the videos very detailed at the cost of a low video quantity. This unfortunately disqualifies some of the following topics. This is typically because of a lack of accessible documentation, either because (typical on very modern, old or sparsely used aircraft) documentation is hard to find, or (especially for aircraft produced in countries where English is not a major language) because of a language barrier. Further note, that the list is very narrow right now, and the topics may be much wider. The topic selection process is outlined in this page (page currently not created). Once ways to contact me have been set up, you may even send in ideas.

Video Upload Statistics:

Minor Video
Major Videos
Longest Video Runtime [minutes]
Longest Topic Runtime [minutes]

The Douglas Twinjet Airliner Family

A Beginning and an End

1 Minor Video on topic (Teaser Trailer/Technical Demonstrator)

1 (planned) Major Videos on topic (One large video detailing everything)

The DC-9 was so successful, it made not only most competitors go out of business, it even did the same for its own nanufacturer. A great aircraft, and in its historical legacy ideally suited for my work here. Documentation is readily available, there are not many secrets left to keep and a lot of data is publicly available.

Dassault Mercure

The Specialist

The Dassault Mercure was intended for work as a large regional jet. Both technicall and operationally the aircraft was well ahead of its time, unfortunately this meant that the actual amount of units was very low. Given that much of the documentation is in French, research is a bit complicated. Compared to the Douglas Twinjets this should be a relatively simple project.

Airbus A300

Going Head-On

The Airbus A300 was the first amongst the series of Airbus aircraft. While the A300 (and the A310) ultimately did not prove very fruitful, it showed the potential for a joint european aviation project. While this aircraft did not change the industry with its technology, it left a long lasting legacy on todays manufacturer landscape.

Boeing 747

The Queen

As one of the most iconic airliners ever built, the 747 is of course a great addition to the lineup. Some of the historical documents seem to be rather strongly biased, beyond that the situation is very good.

Airbus A380

The King

The largest passenger aircraft so far, and given the current situation perhaps ever. Documentation is readily available, and unfortunately given the partial end of service many relevant datasets will be usable.

Antonov 225 - Mriya

The Dream

Among the largest aircraft ever, these aircraft lacked quantity but still all tell interesting stories. The name played a part in the channel designation, and as such it is clear that there will be a video on it, eventually. Most of the documentation is in Russian, and not much of it is publicly available. This may be a good choice for a special occasion.

BAe 146 / Avro RJ

The Antithesis

One of the most unique regional jets, and coincidentally the most successful British jet airliner. Documentation seems a bit scarce, but the topic is certainly promising.

Fokker F.28/70/100

The Flying Dutchman

Upon introduction the Fokker did not differ much from aircraft like the DC-9 or 737, however the ultimate development path taken proved to be very different to those.

Tupolev 204/214



Douglas DC-8



Airbus A340



Ilyushin IL-62



Boeing 767



Sud-Aviation Caravelle



Tupolev 144






Douglas DC-3



Embraer E-Jets



Bombardier C-Series / Airbus A220



Douglas DC-10



McDonnell Douglas MD-11



Lockheed L1011 - Tristar



Ilyushin IL-86/96



Tupolev Tu-154



Boeing 737



Airbus A320



de Havilland/Hawker Siddeley 121 - Trident



Vickers VC-10



Boeing 777



Boeing 787 - Dreamliner



Internet Sources

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Jenkinson, L., Simpkin, P., & Rhodes, D. (2001a). Civil Jet Aircraft Design Data A: Aircraft Data File. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://booksite.elsevier.com/9780340741528/appendices/data-a/default.htm

Jenkinson, L., Simpkin, P., & Rhodes, D. (2001b). Civil Jet Aircraft Design Data B: Engine Data File. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://booksite.elsevier.com/9780340741528/appendices/data-b/default.htm

Note: I have found some data in the above two sites that appears to be very wrong, perhaps as a result of adapting the book. As such I used these sources for cross-checking but not much more.

Meier, N. (2005). Civil Turbojet/Turbofan Specifications Retrieved October 27, 2020, from http://www.jet-engine.net/civtfspec.html

Radosta, P. (2008). Wie sicher ist die MD 80? Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://www.austrianwings.info/2008/08/wie-sicher-ist-die-md-80

Hingtgen, D. (2010). Ultimate DC-9/MD-80/MD-90/MD-95 Guide Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://www.airlinercafe.com/page.php?id=396

Lamury, K. (2016). Boeing 717 and Boeing 717 Specs Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://modernairliners.com/boeing-717-and-boeing-717-specs/

Breiting, P. (2016). MD-80.com - Onlinedienst für die MD-80, MD-90, Boeing 717 und DC-9. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://www.md-80.com/

Zhang, B. (2017). How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://www.businessinsider.com.au/boeing-717-jet-delta-hawaiian-qantas-2017-12

Aviation Safety Network (2019). Aircraft type index. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from http://aviation-safety.net/database/types/

Airbus. (2020). Extended Service Goal (ESG) Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://services.airbus.com/en/flight-operations/system-upgrades/operations-extension/extended-service-goal-esg.html

Entwicklungsgeschichte von der Douglas DC-9 bis zur Boeing 717. (2020). Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entwicklungsgeschichte_von_der_Douglas_DC-9_bis_zur_Boeing_717

McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (2020). Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_DC-9

McDonnell Douglas MD-80 (2020). Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_MD-80

McDonnell Douglas MD-90. (2020). Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_MD-90

Boeing 717 (2020). Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_717

Boeing 727 (2020). Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_727

Boeing 737 (2020). Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_737

Boeing 737 Classic (2020). Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_737_Classic

Boeing 737 Next Generation (2020). Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_737_Next_Generation

BAC One-Eleven (2020). Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAC_One-Eleven

Airbus A320 family (2020). Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A320_family

Dassault Mercure (2020). Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dassault_Mercure

Pratt & Whitney JT8D (2020). Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pratt_%26_Whitney_JT8D

CFM International CFM56 (2020). Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CFM_International_CFM56

IAE V2500 (2020). Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAE_V2500

Planespotters (2020a). McDonnell Douglas DC-9/MD-80 Series/MD-90 Production List. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://www.planespotters.net/production-list/McDonnell-Douglas/DC-9-MD-80-MD-90?sort=ln

Planespotters (2020b). Delta Air Lines Fleet Details and History. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Delta-Air-Lines

Media Sources


Quastler, I. (1986). 727 & DC-9 [Photograph]. Quastler019, San Diego Air and Space Museum, San Diego. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/4824676014/in/album-72157626485975236/ [P1]

00065977 (1986). [Photograph]. San Diego Air and Space Museum, San Diego. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/4589820881/in/photostream/ [P2]

00065978 (1986). [Photograph]. San Diego Air and Space Museum, San Diego. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/4590440838/in/photostream/ [P3]

Landis, T. (2007). ED07-0256-26 [Photograph]. NASA Dryden Flight Research Center Photo Collection, NASA. https://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/Gallery/Photo/DC-8/Large/ED07-0256-26.jpg [P4]

Greyling, L. (unknown). Dc-3 Dakota At Air Show [Photograph]. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/en/view-image.php?image=84994&picture=dc-3-dakota-at-air-show [P5]

McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32, HB-IFH "Opfikon" auf dem Rollweg in Zürich-Kloten (1986). [Photograph]. ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Swissair. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from http://doi.org/10.3932/ethz-a-000251264 [P6]

Scavini, J. (2012).Layout of MD80, MD90, DC9, B717. Side, top, front, section. [Graphic]. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MD82v1.0.png [P7]

Halsey, I. (2017). KLM_DC9_Amsterdam_Holland [Photograph]. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://www.flickr.com/photos/iancvt55/26518026789/in/photolist-GpiPur [P8]

Other Illustrations were taken from the book sources listed beforehand. Many Graphics were used by multiple Books and Sources, as such I assume that they originally stem from the manufacturer.


Ozark (1966). Commercial [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItYtYNJmzDU [V1]

artzeug (2012). Swissair Sixties [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5Ykysk9Zu0 [V2]

Capactiance (2007). MD80 Hard Landing [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COsT6DqkTDc [V3]

Van Valkenburg, D. (2012). DC9 Flight Test [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLVc8zyad2o [V4]

McDonnell Douglas (1983). McDonnell Douglas MD-80 Promo Film [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMyHz33X5Ko [V5]

McDonnell Douglas (1984). McDonnell Douglas MD-80 promotional video [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lre_O07S6fI [V6]

McDonnell Douglas (1994). McDonnell Douglas MD-90 Promo Film [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl4dKpCJfGQ [V7]

PDX Aviation (2017). Delta Air Lines 717-200 [N607AT] Landing Portland Airport (PDX) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV2OVraNhSE [V8]

Nederbrock, M. (2013). Fedex Plane Lands at Merrill Field in Anchorage Alaska [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNYqIl7P9RQ [V9]


kaichinshih (2016a). Uni Air Uni Air Airbus A321 211 2015 [3d Model]. Retrieved from https://www.cgtrader.com/free-3d-models/aircraft/commercial/uni-air-uni-air-airbus-a321-211-2015

kaichinshih (2016b). Far Eastern Air Transport FAT MD 82 83 2013 [3d Model]. Retrieved from https://www.cgtrader.com/free-3d-models/aircraft/commercial/far-eastern-air-transport-fat-md-82-83-2013

The individual parts of the simulator data are complicated, if you are interested in the origin of something specific let me know and I will see if I can find out.

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