CONTENTS OF THE TWO DVDs (detailed)
What is out there?
check-in agents see on their monitors? (check-in)
Departure lounge (What to
do when you miss your flight to the South Pole?)
Luggage (How do all those
suitcases and bags get to the planes and back to the passengers?)
How big is
Runways, markings, taxiways (Taxiway Alpha and Bravo explained)
What are those "things" next to the runways? (weather reporting instruments
Instrument Landing System shown
Is airline food made
at the airport? Where? (Catering)
How and where are all those big planes
checked and serviced?
Technician showing us some interesting parts of a
Boeing 767 aircraft.
What do ramp officers do? Why do they keep rushing
about? Our crew tried to keep up with two of them while they were busy preparing
their flights (weight balance and fuel calculations, loading cargo, finding lost
passengers, preparing the cockpit etc.)
How are fight attendants
trained for emergencies?
The Ferihegy Airport Fire Brigade (special
equipment and training)
Tu-154 Simulator (captain takes us on a short
practice flight, explaining most of the procedures)
Flying a simulator at
home with virtual air traffic control over the internet
Operations Control Centre (managing and controlling flights)
How is the country's air space divided during heavy traffic? (a supervisor
shows us the new Air Navigation Service near the airport)
controllers see on their radar screens and how do they communicate with pilots?
(a busy air traffic controller explains to us what he is doing and even shows us
how he separates two planes heading towards each other)
The Tower at
return flight from Ferihegy to Paris Charles de Gaulle.
How do pilots and
flight attendants prepare for a flight?
What happens in the "crew car"?
How does a pilot check his plane before boarding it?
What happens in the
What makes a good pilot and what does it take to carry out a
ADDITIONAL INFORMATON (background,
There are two episodes.
Episodes are about one hour long each
(2 hours of total running time)
Production took more than 2 years.
crew spent about 20 days at the airport and recorded more than 24 hours of
professional quality, never-seen-before footage and interviews.
professional analogue (BETACAM) and digital (DVCAM) video equipment on location
and digital editing systems for post-production.
Original music composed
exclusively for Secrets of Ferihegy Airport by Hangar Digital.
footage was taken in 2000