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Throughout the Lebanese civil war, Lebanon’s flag-carrier airline MEA kept flying, while almost everything else in Beirut was destroyed. Most would have thought that Middle East Airlines, like the country it serves, should have gone out of business.
This DVD examines the story behind MEA’s remarkable survival, with on-location action footage of MEA Boeing 707 and Boeing 720 aircraft shot at Athens, Beirut and Larnaca Airport, as well as once-in-a-lifetime flights aboard these historic aircraft. Exterior and interior footage of 707 air-starts (one engine at a time), taxiing, take-off, passenger cabin and cockpit, and landings will bring back the memories of what it was like to fly as a passenger on a Boeing 707!
In September, 1994, with MEA’s assistance, airline videographer Henry Tenby traveled to Beirut to visit the airline and document their current day operation, which was then, one of the world’s last, passenger Boeing 707 operations.
MEA retired the last Boeing 707 in 1997, but their memory lives on forever on this DVD, dedicated to the many MEA employees responsible for the company’s survival. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your MEA flights!
Athens – Beirut Sep 8/94
Beirut Airport – Hotel Sep 8/94
Hotel – Beirut Airport Sep 9/94
Beirut – Larnaca Sep 9/94
Larnaca, Cyprus Sep 9/94
Larnaca – Beirut Sep 9/94
Beirut Airport Sep 9/94
Beirut Airport Sep 10/94
MEA 720 crew training Sep 10/94
Beirut – Athens Sep 10/94
MEA 707 departs Athens Sep 10/94
MEA 707 DVD Preview
Total running time: 88 minutes
This DVD is available in NTSC region-free format (which will work on all current European DVD players).
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