Very Big Props has a great collection of some of the largest and most complex propliners ever built; the Boeing C97, the Lockheed Super Constellation and the Douglas DC7. In one form or another, all three reigned supreme over the North Atlantic air routes and all ended up as careworn freighters trailing clouds of smoke behind them as they approached the scrap man.
Big twins like the C46 and the C119, also used large engines, so they feature too, along with some slightly smaller veteran propliners that either got in the way, or were too good to miss out.
Fabulous ramp action at Santo Domingo with DC7s, L1049s and more
A special feature on the Grace Aire C97, hauling salmon in Alaska
The Brooks Air Fuel DC7 in action, including a flightdeck ride
Florida Air Transportís magnificent DC7 in American Airlines colours
Commemorative Air Force and Everts Air Fuel C46s
Four Star Air Transport Convair 440
HARS Super Constellation
Buffalo Airways DC4s, C46s, CL215s and Cansos
Air Spray A26 Invader.
There are several different kinds of DVD available so here's a simple guide.
DVDs are 'pressed' from a master disc.
DVD-Rs are 'burnt' from a master DVD, just like copying one CD to another.
DVDs and DVD-Rs will play in any computer DVD drive [but not in a CD drive].
All our DVDs/DVD-Rs are 'region-free', so they will play anywhere in the world. However, if you're not watching your DVDs on a computer, you will need to ensure they are compatible with your national TV system. There are two main types; PAL and NTSC.
PAL TV is used in the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and many other Commonwealth countries. PAL DVDs are therefore the obvious choice for those countries.
Because PAL DVD players will also play NTSC DVDs without any adverse effect on picture quality, DVDs that were filmed in NTSC are now released as PAL/NTSC DVDs, as the same format can be used world-wide.
NTSC TV systems are used in the USA, Canada, Japan and some other countries. If you have a multi-system DVD player, this will play either NTSC or PAL DVDs, and you should also buy our PAL DVDs and PAL/NTSC DVDs.
Most US DVD players are multi-region, not multi-system, and you will need to buy our NTSC DVD-Rs and PAL/NTSC DVDs.
Some early DVD players would not play DVD-Rs. If you buy a DVD-R from us and it is not compatible with your DVD player, we will provide a full refund, including your postage.
Not only are our postal charges some of the lowest in the UK, we don't charge any extra to ship DVDs to any destination worldwide.
The more DVDs you buy in one order, the lower the postal charges. Buy four or more and there is no postal charge at all. Buy five or more and we'll add Special Delivery or Priority Airmail at no extra cost.
That's great value!
Our DVD clips have been created using the realPlayer format. To view them, your PC will need a copy of realPlayer installed. If you need to, you can download and install a free copy of realPlayer from their site at http://uk.real.com/realplayer.
If you are using Internet Explorer as your web browser and already have realPlayer installed, the DVD clips should start playing automatically when you click the "view video clip" button.
If you are using Windows 7 and have any difficulty watching video clips, please go to http://uk.real.com/realplayer and reinstall RealPlayerSP to ensure that you have the latest version.
If you are using Firefox, Google Chrome or Opera as your web browser and have any difficulty watching video clips, please go to http://uk.real.com/realplayer and reinstall RealPlayerSP to ensure that you have the latest version.