About Take-off TV

The TV series from the world of aviation with documentaries, film clips and flights in the cockpit.


Main Topics

– Airports, Commercial Aviation, Cargo

Other Topics
– Helicopters, Missions
– Adventure
– Events
– Free Flying, Paragliding, Hanggliding, BASE-Jumps, Skydiving, Ballooning
– Records
– Miltary Aviation
– Vintage Aircraft
– Aerobatics



– Documentaries
– Interviews
– Specials
– Flights in the cockpit



– Internet
– TV
– DVDs and Blu-rays


How it began
I got the idea for Take-off TV during my studies of media technology Рthat was in the early 1990s.  Aviation has already fascinated me in my childhood, and I thought that there would be a place for an aviation magazine in the German TV market. That was right, but it tooks years to put all the necessary ingredients together.

It was the former CEO of news channel n-tv, Helmut Brandstätter, who could warm up for my idea in 1999. After Red Bull entrepreneur Dietrich Mateschitz promised support, too, we were able to take-off.

The first Take-off episode aired in January 2001 on n-tv and had a length of 17 minutes. Title: “The Dream of Flight” – a portrait of a certain Austrian BASE jumper called Felix Baumgartner …

Take-off TV was on n-tv for a surprisingly long time. The managers came and went, as the owners, the headquarters were changed … no easy conditions for independent production companies like we are. Our cooperation with n-tv ended 2013.

Now we focus on YouTube, Facebook, and flights in the cockpit that we sell on DVD, Blu-ray, VoD. This allows us to grow internationally and to communicate directly with you.

Frank Zwecker
Do you have proposals, criticism or suggestions? Please contact me by frank.zwecker@takeoff-tv.net

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