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Movie's Aviation Related Mistakes... The Worst?  
User currently offlineDreamsUnited From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 264 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4471 times:

We are all the type of people in here who are probably guilty of catching tiny aviation related details in movies that are incorrect. For example, the movie "Red Eye", the plane changes types a number of times from an A319 to a 737 and even inside the cabin the safety cards say "767". So the question is, what is the worst mistake you have ever seen?


Do not abort a takeoff because a cockpit window pops open!
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User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4463 times:

In the West Wing, where Chief of Staff Leo McGarry (played by John Spencer,  tombstone  ) is talking to some people, and he says if a plane is in an emergency, its transponder will show 7600. Any student pilot could tell you that 7500=hijacking, 7600=RADIO FAILURE, and 7700=emergency. What is worse, is that the Leo character was a pilot in Vietnam! Sheesh!!

Also, but it is funny, in Airplane! when the directors give the 707 engine sound off as a propeller! The story is they wanted to use a prop plane, but the producer wanted a jet plane, so they used the sound of the plane as a prop. This is said on the commentary in the Airplane! special edition DVD.



From YVR
User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4458 times:

Quoting Thepilot (Reply 1):
Also, but it is funny, in Airplane! when the directors give the 707 engine sound off as a propeller!

Look up 'parody' in your dictionary.



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User currently offlineAC320tech From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4457 times:

"Noware to land" a TBS made-for-tv movie that was just awful. 747-200 with a 747-400 flightdeck. It was really really bad.

User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4446 times:

Quoting AC320tech (Reply 3):
"Noware to land" a TBS made-for-tv movie that was just awful. 747-200 with a 747-400 flightdeck. It was really really bad.

Similarly, in season 5 of "24" (3-4am, I think), Jack is on board a 727 bound for FRA. It is a two man cockpit with a glass cockpit. Pretty significant error.

Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 2):
Look up 'parody' in your dictionary.

Read the rest of my post. I obviously recognize they did this on purpose.



From YVR
User currently offlineMptpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 545 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4437 times:

Similarly, Airforce One, had -400 style flightdeck!

I think it was also the case in Executive Order (IIRC). There are numerous scenes in all kinds of movies they show one interior (of a widebody), then show an external shot of a biz jet....

But the 90% of the joe blows do not know wthe diff anyways....


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9617 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4404 times:

In Turbulence 2 they make a huge deal about them being on a 747 when the plane is hijacked. However at the climax of the movie when the terrorist walks off the plane with the hero, they are very clearly walking from an Alaska Airlines 737.


If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
User currently offlineReidYYZ From Kyrgyzstan, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4382 times:

Quoting DreamsUnited (Thread starter):
what is the worst mistake you have ever seen?

"Passenger 57" the whole movie. Wesley dumping fuel by removing a screw and wingnut and disconnecting one wire, the hi-jackers exiting from the aircraft from a phantom access hatch in the main wheel well, Cargo stored in the holding bay with a 2' wide walkway to allow travel fore and aft, a 1' clearance from Wesley's lid to the cargo hold ceiling (yeah he is short, not that short)..... this all from the top of my head. What a horrible, horrible movie. I'm sure some carnie could point out some flaws in the carnival scenes, but that's for another forum.


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4907 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4375 times:

It was a major advertising campain which we agree on.....'CastAway'....
One of the errors I picked up on the movie is the seen where 'Chuck' is running late for his evening flight and is clearly flying out on a FedEx Airbus A300F....When the aircraft experiences problems and crashes into the sea 1000 nautical miles off course and 'Chuck' is floats to the surface onboard the life raft and the powerplant comes screaming towards him you can clearly see a DC-10 / MD-11 tail sinking......

EK413



Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5524 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4373 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 8):
It was a major advertising campain which we agree on.....'CastAway'....
One of the errors I picked up on the movie is the seen where 'Chuck' is running late for his evening flight and is clearly flying out on a FedEx Airbus A300F....When the aircraft experiences problems and crashes into the sea 1000 nautical miles off course and 'Chuck' is floats to the surface onboard the life raft and the powerplant comes screaming towards him you can clearly see a DC-10 / MD-11 tail sinking......

LOL. True


User currently offlineAlaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4367 times:

this isn't the worst... but the most recent:
on Mr. Monk and the airplane. He gets on an airplane, and the interior consists of 2-3-2, but with only 9 rows and about 5 rows of first class. What type of airplane has only 14 rows but 2-3-2 across? AND the pilot came out and proclaimed a man dead during flight... First of all would a pilot come out? (not sure about that one) and secondly they don't say that people die on planes, there was just that big thread about the lady dieing "on a flight" but they never actually say that she is dead tell after shes off the plane. yeah so that one was the only thing that really got me!
~Cheers-
~~Kyle H.
P.S. I pointed it out to a non-aviation person and they go "so what, who cares."



to some people the sky is the limit, to aviation enthusiasts, its home!
User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3503 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4361 times:

As though Hollywood inaccuracies were limited to aviation...

It's fantasy. Who cares?



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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4907 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4354 times:

Another Hollywood favourite featuring once again Tom Hanks in 'The Terminal".....
It was an amazing job behind the seens building an entire Terminal inside an aircraft hangar!!!

EK413



Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
User currently offlineMptpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 545 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4344 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 12):
Another Hollywood favourite featuring once again Tom Hanks in 'The Terminal".....
It was an amazing job behind the seens building an entire Terminal inside an aircraft hangar!!!

And some of the real airport scenes were taken at Montreal Mirabel (YMX).


User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4338 times:

Quoting ReidYYZ (Reply 7):
"Passenger 57"

There might be mistakes in this movie, but as far as the external shots of the TriStar go it is one of the best aircraft movies ever made. Not once do they show footage of another airplane instead of the L1011.

The most recent aircraft movie I saw is United 93, in which the computer animation of the 757 is quite bad, IMHO.


User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4338 times:

My most hated is the pilot episode for ABC's "Lost"

A jet engine all mangled and detached from the airframe and fuel system is miraculously running errotically and sucks a man inside on the beach.

As far as the tail detaching thing, most of those people would be dead; remember the single worst aviation incident, the 747 in Japan?

After seeing how horrible the pilot episode was with all of the factual errors, I just refuse to even watch the rest of the series.


User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4331 times:

One film showed an Airbus A320 taking off, but the cabin was widebody the wings had quad engines, I got really pissed and shouted it through the cinema lol


Tom


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12242 posts, RR: 35
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4327 times:
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Quoting BA787 (Reply 16):
I got really pissed and shouted it through the cinema lol

How mature...



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User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4324 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 17):
How mature...

Yup thats me,


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4320 times:

The taking of flight 847, Uli Derickson The Story.

Exterior shows a 727-200, interior shows a -100.


User currently offlineCell1721121 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4310 times:

In the movie Behind Enemy Lines the they get shot down in an F/A-18F but when the Serbian Militia were disassembling the a/c it was a Mig-29.

User currently offlineOutlier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4307 times:

The one that annoys me the most is when the "corporate jet" exterior becomes a commerical sized interior.

User currently offlineDreamsUnited From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4303 times:

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 10):
P.S. I pointed it out to a non-aviation person and they go "so what, who cares."



Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 11):
As though Hollywood inaccuracies were limited to aviation...

It's fantasy. Who cares?

I find it quite humorous that those two comments where right next to each other

Quoting EK413 (Reply 12):
Another Hollywood favourite featuring once again Tom Hanks in 'The Terminal".....
It was an amazing job behind the seens building an entire Terminal inside an aircraft hangar!!!

Wow, really, the whole terminal was in a hangar?

But as for the business jet shots, it's ridiculous, the most common one I see is a Boeing BBJ, then suddenly it is this huge widebody inside, did they find a way to bend reality and enter another dimension to fit the passengers?

-Josh



Do not abort a takeoff because a cockpit window pops open!
User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1382 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4296 times:
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Howabout Airplane?

Inflatable pilot, constantly changing interior, strange service, irregular passengers, passengers randomly appearing and a plane type that doesnt stay constant.

Im sorry, I couldnt resist  Wink

Kev.



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User currently offlineSamair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4285 times:

airport the documentary they show the inside of a lufthansa 737 then on taxi an a300 then on take off an a321 !


the captain has now dimmed the lights for take off this is a routine procedure for flights during the hours of darkness!
25 Bohica : There was a Dynasty episode one time which showed the exterior of a Beech King Air and the interior of a Gulfstream.
26 MesaMXORD : Tommy Boy I think they show three different planes in a 5 minute period. It has been awhile So I dont remeber the types..... Transporter 2 The fight s
27 EK413 : DreamsUnited Quoting EK413 (Reply 12): Another Hollywood favourite featuring once again Tom Hanks in 'The Terminal"..... It was an amazing job behind
28 Jeffry747 : Independence Day: They used a crappy 747 model for the takeoff shot as evidenced by the landing gear not "dangling" when the plane is airborne. Die Ha
29 DreamsUnited : HAHA, its so true... If your gonna draw a plane, make it right please, even if no one else cares, do it for us please, the people who scrutinize ever
30 FlyboyOz : I remember the movie called scooby-doo! It's strange that B737-200's aisle is wider than real 737-200 because I can see that there's lots of room for
31 BA787 : Just watched Executive decision. The plane was a 747-200 but the cockpit was a glass 747-400, he landed it without spoilers and still managed to stop,
32 AC320tech : Any of the Turbulence movies, wrong 747 flight deck, who the hell would put xmas lights and tinsel on the inside of the airplane, list goes on.
33 Trekster : No one has yet mentioned Flightplan E474 looking like the 380. How did she have enough room to stand in the top floor space ABOVE the top main deck. H
34 Bnamaxx : I was terribly bored yesterday and came across this one on cable - Airport 79: The Concorde. Leave it to George Kennedy/Joe Patroni do do a couple of
35 ACDC8 : And then open the cockpit window, stick out his arm, and fire a flare at the missile! Classic! A little bit of trivia on that movie: The Concorde tha
36 LPLAspotter : I saw a terrible movie last year that had a US carrier flying a TU-134 across the Atlantic. It was hijacked and some guy with some MS flight simulator
37 Zrs70 : In "Die Hard II." ..... So many errors, but my favorite is the fact that the saga takes place at Dulles, but when Bruce Willis calls from a pay phone,
38 FlyMIA : There was this movie called half moon or rising moon. Well it was about people on a plane getting sick and the govenment wanted the plane to crash. We
39 Thepilot : In United 93, the plane takes off out of EWR and it is said to be from 4L. However, the terminal is visible off the right wing. This means it would h
40 PanAm747 : I think in terms of sheer number of errors, "Die Hard 2" takes the cake. 1) The aforementioned "Pacific Bell" on a pay phone, supposedly at Dulles Air
41 Post contains links FlyKev : I dont normally add to posts again however this is an exception. Possibly the worst movie ever, was Killer Buzz. I wont bore you with the details and
42 EK413 : Zrs70 From United States, joined Dec 2000, 1794 posts, RR: 7 Reply 37, posted Mon Aug 14 2006 15:39:31 UTC+2 and read 98 times: In "Die Hard II." ....
43 Alaska737 : idk for sure but anyone seen View form the Top???? i can guarntee there is plenty of errors in that movie. one is when Mike Myers is telling her about
44 AlexPorter : I think we have a winner!
45 N231YE : I've never seen Killer Buzz, but thanks to your details, it seems this is a BAD movie, and I'll never try to see it.
46 CruzinAltitude : This Carnie web ring is a good place to start the search!
47 FlyKev : I dont know. i think sometimes, you have to see a movie because its so bad. Grab a beer, and prepare for comedy. You thaught the plane part was innac
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