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User currently offlinemia305 From United States of America, joined Mar 2013, 319 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4391 times:

I just watched the Hangover II and noticed when they landed in Thailand
they were Supposedly landing in a DL 330 when in fact it was an a
A300. It had no winglets just the raked tips that the 320 have.

Is there any other movies have done the same thing
shown one aircraft type and it being another?

All replys welcome!

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User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21511 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4246 times:

Would be easier to comply a list of accurate movies

TV shows tended to show single aisle interiors due to 4:3 ratio of screen. But often takeoff and landing would be widebody.

Movies tend to show twin aisle interiors because they fill up the widescreen. But it doesn't mean they show the same widebody taking off, flying or landing.



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User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4202 times:

The only airplane film that I can say is 100% accurate is Top Gun.

Never mind, I just remembered the MiG that they had in there doesn't exist, the "MiG-28".

[Edited 2013-05-09 21:31:28]


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User currently offlinedelawareusa From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4129 times:

Movie not shown much after 9/11. "Hostage Flight" Plane took off as a DC-10-10, it was taken over and turned into a dc-10-30, but after the passengers took the plane back over, they changed plane to L-1011.

User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4112 times:

Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 2):
Never mind, I just remembered the MiG that they had in there doesn't exist, the "MiG-28".

Yeah the Mig-28 was an F-5 Tiger II


This is a different kind of movie mistake...

One of my favorite all time movies is Goodfellas. In the scene "Air France Robbery" they are at JFK and they show aircraft taking off and landing at JFK - a lot of them 747s with footage from around 1990 when the film was made with Korean Air in its current colors and the 747 not even being in existance since the Air France Robbery scene was supposed to take place in 1967.


User currently offlinescouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3983 times:

Not a film but in an episode of the BBC tv series Spooks they board a plane which I shown externally as an A320, 737 and dC9 during the same flight. When they disembark it's from the 6 engines 747 from the bond film QoS!

User currently offlinegoosebayguy From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2009, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3967 times:

In Argo they have a BA 747 taking off from Iran but then landing in Switzerland!

User currently offlinecaped388 From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3875 times:

I just watched "Red Eye" a few days ago and I just couldn't stop smiling when spotting the mistakes 

Early in the movie when they show the push back of the aircraft it clearly shows the nose of a 737. Then while taxiing it clearly shows an A320. Then while take off, it reverts back to a 737. The interior cabin looks like a 767. Then when landing, they show two shots, one shows the aircraft landing from behind (looks like a 737) and another looks to be a shot from an underbelly camera (looks like a 767, at least the gear does).

I also always smile at the name of the fictitious airline: Fresh Air  



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User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2005 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3828 times:

One of the Harold and Kumar movies was on the other night when I was having insomnia. They are flying to AMS in what appears to be a wide boy on the interior shots but when the federal agents prepare to board the plane it is an ExpressJet ERJ from when ExpressJet tried it's own branded operation.

User currently offlineScipio From Belgium, joined Oct 2007, 875 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3557 times:

The popular Russian television series "Brigada" ends with the departure of the wife and child of the main character from Moscow for New York (episode 15). They are shown boarding an Il-86 as the last two (late) passengers. The door is closed after them, the airbridge is removed, and then the camera zooms out to show the plane in its entirety before redirecting to the main character, who is observing the departing aircraft from a nearby bridge. The sound of jet engines is heard, suggesting that the aircraft takes off.

However, the footage with the plane in its entirety clearly shows bright red engine covers in all four engine intakes...

[Edited 2013-05-10 00:54:17]

[Edited 2013-05-10 01:09:33]

User currently onlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5449 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3516 times:

It's been years since I watched it, but I remember Home Alone has a lot of chameleon aircraft in it (all AA). I'm pretty certain that at one point a DC-10 magically turns into an MD-80


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User currently offlinewarden145 From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 512 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3434 times:

Quoting ikramerica (Reply 1):
Would be easier to comply a list of accurate movies

I think he's right, but still a fun exercise  

What about the L-1011 whose flight deck had four thrust levers in Die Hard II?

As I recall, the "original" Airport from 1970 was fairly accurate from an aviation standpoint, but I suspect I will be corrected in very short order 



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User currently offlineSANMAN66 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 789 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3369 times:
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Quoting mia305 (Thread starter):
I just watched the Hangover II and noticed when they landed in Thailand
they were Supposedly landing in a DL 330 when in fact it was an a
A300. It had no winglets just the raked tips that the 320 have.

But did you notice before the DL Airbus (A330/A300?) landed in Thailand? It was a 747 flying
through the sky. When the DL plane landed,I wondered what happened to the hump and the
two extra engines?



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User currently offlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 883 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3081 times:

As mentioned above by RyanairGuru, both Home Alone 1 & 2 have AA chameleon aircraft (including MD80s, 767s and DC10s).

The movie Flight atrring Denzel Washington was pretty accurate from an operating standpoint but the aircraft itself was obviously not real. A MD80 body with the wings of the CRJ.

Also on the Jim Carrey movie Yes Man (2010 IIRC) they flew a 727 from LAX I think to Lincoln, Nebraska. Pretty sure that route is operated by RJs/current models if operated at all...

Not a movie, but the Ricky Gervaise-directed show An Idiot Abroad (which I find very funny btw) always shows a MD80 exterior, even on LHR-AKL.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25170 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3056 times:

As already mentioned, there must be hundreds of examples of aircraft mistakes in movies.

Came across the following one recently, from the 1960s U.S. TV series "My Three Sons". Shows passengers boarding an AA Convair 990, then switches to first class cabin shots of a 707 (no doubt a mockup). Then later it shows a Convair 990 taking off and landing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEorCTY3Q88


User currently offlineneothearmal From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 19 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3031 times:

As far as I can remember the film United 93 has the fewest errors, I recall only one shot where an A320 is shown taking-off when it should have been the 757.

User currently offlineJetsgo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3083 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3025 times:

There's a scene in Liar Liar when Jim Carrey is throwing his shoes at the Tower Air 747 cockpit window and the pilot "slams the brakes" with his feet as you would in a car. I grind my teeth every time...


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User currently offlineneutrino From Singapore, joined May 2012, 606 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2923 times:

Quoting scouseflyer (Reply 5):
6 engines 747 from the bond film QoS!

Huh? Was there ever a 747 in that movie, much less a six holer?
Maybe you are thinking of Casino Royale where four engines were mounted in pairs on the inboard pylons, and one external fuel tank each on the outer ones. The uninitiated could mistake the bird as having a configuration of six engines.
Anyway, it's not that recognizable as the Jumbo in the movie as it was digitally altered into a prototype double decker airliner called a Skyfleet S570, but I digress.



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User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

Just watched "Airport '80 Concorde" today and it was just funny how Concorde flew corkscrews and looping to avoid missiles from a fighter jet....
Also, they had to wait 5 minutes in IAD on the runway piano keys before departing, and naturally the cockpit crew was chatting with some passenger in the cockpit instead of going through checklists...

They landet in Bourget and were slowed down by enourmous orange nets that were fixed across the runway... Is this actually something legit and did they use this kind of equipment in the 70-80's for emergency landings?


User currently offlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 883 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

Adding to the above mentioned 007 scenes, the aircraft scene itself was shot in Prague instead of MIA where it should've happened in the movie. You can see some Travel Service 738s on the tarmac if you want proof.  


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User currently offlinedirktraveller From Singapore, joined Jan 2011, 579 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

Hi everyone

Quoting ikramerica (Reply 1):
Would be easier to comply a list of accurate movies

Apologies I can't recall anymore airplanes in movie mistakes as most of that I remembered has been mentioned here. However if there's a movie that have both accurate and less accurate airplane scenes, I would say it is The Impossible (2012), which was based on the true story of 2004 tsunami in Thailand.

In the beginning of the movie, it was shown they are flying into HKT on a TG A346. In which the main characters were sitting on the TG long-haul Business Class seats, which is arranged 2-2-2 as it was expected on their Airbus fleet. As far as I know TG also does fly A346 to the popular holiday destinations seasonally which might provide an accurate picture.

The movie's end was on an airplane as well, it was on board a chartered Gulfstream (if I'm not mistaken) which then followed by the shot inside the cabin, however I don't think the cabin looks like the cabin of a Gulfstream.


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User currently offlinea3xx900 From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

Here's a few I recall:

HOMELAND: On several occasions they pretend to be on Andrews AFB, but you can clearly see it's (if I remember correcty) DCA once, then the second time I remember seeing a LH aircraft in the background.
That show has some major flaws (although I like it).... Have you noticed the ZULU time displayed in the background of their mission room? Once it showed something like 27:34....


FRIENDS: The last episode was on the other night, before Rachel boarded the plane you could see through the window, that it was 1) an old OLD United colors (the white one) DC10 or so and that the boarding bridge was attached to the R1 door...

AMERICA UNEARTHED: That guy seems to be flying a DL CRJ everywhere. Everytime he flies somewhere, they show the same DL CRJ on departure.

MAYDAY: Everytime they recreate the events before the crashes, pilots are filmed in the same 737-like cockpit.

A BBC show about the JB emergency landing in LAX: they referred to the aircraft as B737 several times...



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User currently offlinemtnwest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2704 times:
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I love all of the business jets on TV and in movies that have full 737 size cabins and whatnot. Mainly where they depict older Lears, Hawkers,and so on lol.


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User currently offlinea3xx900 From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2618 times:

Quoting a3xx900 (Reply 21):
A BBC show about the JB emergency landing in LAX

And of course I am talking about B6  



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