Mail Call (2007): S08E07


Introduction

Mail Call was a television program that aired on the History Channel. It was hosted by R. Lee Ermey, a retired United States Marine Corps staff sergeant and honorary gunnery sergeant, answering viewers’ questions about military technology.

The show debuted on 04 August 2002 as part of the “Fighting Fridays” lineup. Most episodes were 30 minutes, but at some point episodes became 60 minutes.

Outline

National Museum of the United States Air Force.

historic Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. First, Lee tours the museum and he reveals the fascinating story (and rare footage) of the highest bailout in history from an American aircraft. Then he tells the history of the Lockheed Starlifter, the Vietnam-era cargo plane made famous when one was designated The Hanoi. Lee also attends a reunion of the surviving POWs who flew on the Hanoi Taxi; then, he reveals the truth about UFOs and the Air Force’s top secret Project Bluebook. Finally, Lee gets to take the controls for some real stick time in a vintage B-25 Mitchell Bomber.

Mail Call Series

You can find a full index and overview of Mail Call here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 16 March 2007.
  • Rating: TV-PG.
  • Running Time:
    • 30 or 60 minutes (per episode with adverts).
    • 25 or 45 minutes (per episode without adverts).
    • 98 episodes at 30/25 minutes.
    • 18 episodes at 60/45 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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