Lavochkin La-17? I recorded the programme but don't recall seeing that in there?
. . and isn't a La-17 a target drone? Which has no passing resemblance to a Mig 15? Guess i'll have to have another look at the footage.
Personally I thought it was a very good little program. The shot of the JP was sublime slipping through the clouds, lovely stuff. The presenter I thought was good, a pleasant voice , easy to listen to and just that slight excitement in his voice to add to the filming. Its 9pm prime time on a Friday night for the paying public not a rivet counters delight and thank heavens for that!
If you want to watch a rivet counters film, write the idea on paper and get funding for it and see how far the eye brows get raised when you say your target audience is for
Roll on next week!
Now who's nit-picking? My point was (as stated in my original post) not whether they were La-15s or La-17s but that "Joe Public" would not have noticed that they were not MiGs and that the La-15 formation take-off shot appears in almost every documentary in which the Mig-15 is in any way featured and probably always will and yes, I typed La-17 rather than La-15, but I am, regrettably, not perfect
The last thing I want to watch is a "rivet counter's programme".
I agree that the presenter's voice was pleasant enough to listen to and he seemed to be genuinely interested by and enthusiastic about the subject matter, but so are the commentators at most events and sports, yet we do not see their faces on the screen. In my opinion, the subject matter (generally, not just in aviation matters) should be accorded greater prominence than the "presenter", else it risks becoming the "*
show" (* insert name of presenter
David Attenborough seems always to get the perfect balance between the two......