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  • 6:00am

    Aerial America:

    Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania Dutch Farmland

    This thrilling ride over the Keystone State takes you over large cities and across small towns, where tradition thrives, Nittany Lions roar, and freedom rings. It's where the first football game was played and the bloodiest Civil War battle was fought. Where American Independence began and America's westward expansion commenced. Whether you prefer cheesesteak or chocolate, Andy Warhol or Rocky Balboa, this aerial tour of Pennsylvania has something for everyone!

  • 7:00am

    Aerial America:

    Florida

    View of Miami

    Explore the grassy waters, sandy shores, and intriguing history of Florida. From big orange groves to Little Havana, from launching rockets to hanging chads, the Sunshine State offers spectacular views and seminal moments that are uniquely its own. Soar over the metropolis of Miami and the spring break mecca: Panama City. This is a first-class Floridian vacation, and you have a window seat!

  • 8:00am

    Mighty Ships:

    The Best of Mighty Ships

    The Solitaire, a carrier and pipe-laying vessel.

    Some are built for business. Some are built to party. Still others are built for war. All of them are built to be the best of the best, able to take on the heaviest, biggest, and deepest jobs the sea has to offer. This special episode revisits the most memorable characters and moments from our many voyages over the past seasons of "Mighty Ships." From the high north to the South Pole and across every ocean, this action-packed, eye-popping look at life on the high seas is a celebration of the vessels that dazzle, deliver, protect, and inspire.

  • 9:00am

    Mighty Ships:

    Hawk

    Hawk, a transport vessel.

    Hawk is the weightlifting champion of the seas, able to lift and move massive cargo, from oil rigs to other Mighty Ships, from one side of the world to another. Follow this semi-submersible transport vessel on her most challenging haul yet: delivering the 36,000-ton Maersk Interceptor, the biggest jack-up drilling rig on the planet, from Singapore to Stavanger, Norway. It's a mission that will test Hawk's stability, and the captain's skill, as they battle against notorious traffic in Singapore and the tempestuous seas of Western Africa.

  • 10:00am

    Humongous Moves:

    Titanic Train Trek

    Steam locomotive transported on a flat bed.

    The National Railway Museum in York is home to centuries of Britain's railway heritage. One of its star attractions, a historic A4 Pacific locomotive, is about to be joined by two more A4s from North America, but only if they can get there. Join a crew of British engineers as they haul these 94-ton, three-million-dollar steam locomotives, one from Green Bay and one from Montreal, across the Atlantic. For this experienced team, it will be their toughest challenge yet, requiring freight trains, cargo ships, trailers, and nerves of steel.

  • 11:00am

    Aerial America:

    Oregon

    Smith Rock

    Individualistic, eccentric and freethinking: a mix that's intrinsically "Made in Oregon." These traits belong not just to the people of this diverse state, but also to the landscape itself. From Crater Lake to the High Cascades to the perilous Pacific coastline, this state is full of natural beauty. From Lewis and Clark's search for "land's end" to the thousands of emigrants who arrived via the Oregon Trail, the state has always attracted the adventurous type.

  • 12:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Deadly Discussions

    A 737 leaving Buenos Aires fails to lift off in August 1999, hurtling past the airport and crashing into a nearby industrial gas plant. Investigators from Argentina collaborate with the NTSB to determine what kept the plane from taking flight. What they discover points to a stunning conclusion that impacts the Argentinean airline industry. Revisit the tragedy of LAPA Flight 3142 and discover why an experienced crew failed to execute a basic takeoff procedure.

  • 1:00pm

    Europe's Last Warrior Kings:

    The Battle of Hastings

    Viking king Harald Hardrada sailing. BBC

    After a year of political scheming, sibling rivalries, and violent invasions, the fate of England comes down to two warlords: the reigning King Harold and Duke William of Normandy. The battle for the crown will be settled in a single day at the Battle of Hastings. This is the unprecedented account, supported by expert analysis and ancient manuscripts, of the battle that massively transformed Europe and the world.

  • 2:00pm

    Secrets:

    Headless Gladiators of York

    A scientist examining decapitated remains found in an ancient gladiatorial cemetery in York, England.

    It remains one of the grisliest finds in ancient archaeology: the skeletons of over 80 battle-scarred men, many of them ritualistically decapitated and then buried nearly 2,000 years ago in York, England. Who were these people? Now, after more than a decade, a team of archaeologists and scientists believe they've finally solved the mystery. Could this site actually be the largest gladiatorial cemetery ever found? Join us as we apply modern day technology to reveal the secrets hidden in these ancient bones and remains of the Roman Empire.

  • 3:00pm

    The Pacific War in Color:

    The Enemy Underground

    General Douglas MacArthur during the Pacific War.

    After a disastrous start, Admiral Chester Nimitz's island-hopping campaign across the Central Pacific has gained momentum and led his men to their largest and most important target yet: Saipan in the Mariana Islands. The nearly month-long battle on this island featured mountain sieges, Banzai attacks, white-knuckled dogfights, and escalating tensions between the U.S. Army and Marines. Color combat footage and testimony from the soldiers who were there bring this seminal moment of the Pacific War to life.

  • 4:00pm

    Air Warriors:

    F-16

    Man washing an F-16 Fighting Falcon backlit by the sun. © US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE / DVIDS

    It's fast, it's acrobatic, and it's built to get in your face before you even know it's there. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is the lightest fighter in the Air Force inventory, and ushered in a new breed of dogfighter. Witness its origins during the Vietnam War, as the U.S. military raced to create a fighter that could hold its own against the Russian's MiG. Then see how it evolved over the decades, adapted in order to stay relevant, and continued to soar to become the undisputed king of the multirole fighters.

  • 5:00pm

    Disasters at Sea:

    Trapped in Typhoon Alley

    Massive cargo ship MV Derbyshire, carrying nearly 160,000 tons of iron ore, is passing through the Northwest Pacific en route to Japan. Just a few days from her destination, a raging typhoon swallows up the ship and all 44 people on board. Witness the investigation launched by the family of the doomed ship's crew members, and see how their dogged determination for the truth uncovered a shocking problem potentially affecting an entire fleet of bulk carriers.

  • 6:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Fatal Focus

    Man helping a fellow passenger out of a crashed plane.

    What caused Garuda Flight 200 to slam to the ground and careen off the runway in Yogyakarta, Indonesia? Was it a powerful downdraft? Was there something wrong with the wing flaps? Or did a baffling decision by the pilot lead to the death of 21 people? Join us as we investigate the crash of March 7, 2007, through actual video captured at the scene and testimony from a heroic passenger who survived the disaster. Then see how the investigation led the troubled airline to overhaul its training and safety protocols.

  • 7:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Cleared for Disaster

    Commercial airline on runway with fire on underside of aircraft

    At LAX, one of the busiest airports in the world, the unthinkable happens. As one plane prepares for takeoff, another prepares to land - on the same runway. In 1991, the fatal collision of US Air Flight 1493 and Skywest Flight 5569 sent fear into the hearts of air travelers. How could two aircrafts be assigned to the same runway at the same time? How did the pilots not see the other plane? We go from the control rooms to the cockpit to the tarmac to reveal how this tragedy happened and what's being done to prevent it from happening again.

  • 8:00pm

    Aerial America:

    New Hampshire

    Portsmouth lighthouse

    Soar over the most independent-minded state in the Union: New Hampshire. Amid its mountains, rivers, and colonial villages exists a community of people who take their motto of "Live free or die" to heart. From an infamous poet who favored the road less traveled, to the founders of both the industrial and fast food revolutions, this state is brimming with free thinkers. Discover the sights and stories of the Granite State, from Concord to White Mountain State Park and beyond.

  • 9:00pm

    Aerial America:

    Maine

    Aerial view of Harbor Islands in Maine, showing autumnal foliage

    Journey across rugged shores and into the great wilderness seafarers once called "The Mainland." From Portland to Kennebunkport, Moosehead Lake to Casco Bay, this expedition offers a stunning view of one of the most beautiful states on the Atlantic Coast. The Pine Tree State has attracted sailors, artists, and presidents for centuries. Discover how Maine's rich resources, and varied cast of characters have helped shape not just the state, but also the nation.

  • 10:00pm

    Eight Days that Made Rome:

    The Spartacus Revolt

    October Films

    Historian Bettany Hughes travels to Pompeii and Southern Italy to discover the true story of Spartacus. His revolt against the Roman Republic began with his breakout from a gladiatorial prison one day in 73 B.C. Examine how the republic handed emergency powers to one of Rome's most ambitious citizens, Marcus Licinius Crassus, a move that set a dangerous precedent that would come back to haunt them.

  • 11:00pm

    Aerial America:

    New Hampshire

    Portsmouth lighthouse

    Soar over the most independent-minded state in the Union: New Hampshire. Amid its mountains, rivers, and colonial villages exists a community of people who take their motto of "Live free or die" to heart. From an infamous poet who favored the road less traveled, to the founders of both the industrial and fast food revolutions, this state is brimming with free thinkers. Discover the sights and stories of the Granite State, from Concord to White Mountain State Park and beyond.

  • 12:00am

    Aerial America:

    Maine

    Aerial view of Harbor Islands in Maine, showing autumnal foliage

    Journey across rugged shores and into the great wilderness seafarers once called "The Mainland." From Portland to Kennebunkport, Moosehead Lake to Casco Bay, this expedition offers a stunning view of one of the most beautiful states on the Atlantic Coast. The Pine Tree State has attracted sailors, artists, and presidents for centuries. Discover how Maine's rich resources, and varied cast of characters have helped shape not just the state, but also the nation.

  • 1:00am

    Eight Days that Made Rome:

    The Spartacus Revolt

    October Films

    Historian Bettany Hughes travels to Pompeii and Southern Italy to discover the true story of Spartacus. His revolt against the Roman Republic began with his breakout from a gladiatorial prison one day in 73 B.C. Examine how the republic handed emergency powers to one of Rome's most ambitious citizens, Marcus Licinius Crassus, a move that set a dangerous precedent that would come back to haunt them.

  • 2:00am

    Air Warriors:

    OV-10 Bronco

    The OV-10 Bronco is the Swiss Army Knife of military aviation, faster than a helicopter, more maneuverable than a jet, and able to provide optimal support for troops on the ground in the most difficult of environments. Follow the journey of this light attack aircraft, from its humble origins five decades ago in the garage of two Marines to its heroic missions in Vietnam. Then see how a disastrous role in Desert Storm nearly grounded the warbird for good until it got a shot at redemption two decades later against ISIS.

  • 3:00am

    Air Warriors:

    MiG

    For over five decades, the Russian MiG aircraft has been American airpower's fiercest rival, taking on U.S. fighter jets in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq. But it first took flight against a common enemy: Nazi Germany. Follow the evolution of this quick, durable, and powerful menace in the skies, from its shaky start in the Second World War to its recent and deadly incarnations. See how its ongoing battle with the U.S. for air superiority has compelled both nations to develop better tactics, training, and aircraft.

  • 4:00am

    Air Warriors:

    Harrier

    Harrier jet taking off over water.

    It's sleek, powerful, fast, and innovative, with the grace of a chopper and the knockout punch of a fighter jet. The Harrier is the world's most famous short takeoff/vertical landing jet and the Marines' go-to aircraft for close-air support. But despite all of its amazing capabilities, the Harrier has sparked controversy over the years and has been forced to prove itself time and time again. Discover its remarkable story, as told by the men and women who maintain, fly, and fight with this icon of aviation.

  • 5:00am

    Air Warriors:

    KC-135 Stratotanker

    U.S. Air Force aerial refueller on a tarmac.

    Quite simply, the KC-135 Stratotanker is the backbone of American air power. This aerial refueler has allowed America's military aircraft to reach across the globe for the past 60 years, carrying up to 200,000 pounds of fuel with a transfer rate of 1,000 gallons per minute. Join us as we celebrate an aircraft that's always on call, always ready to adapt to unexpected situations, and always carrying enough fuel to feed thirsty U.S. fighter jets and keep them flying around the clock.

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