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User currently offlineSv7887 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1025 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

Hello all,
I was wondering whether anyone knew which 747 was used in the "Airport" series movies? I gather it is a 747-100 of some sort. In the movie it has an American Airlines color scheme. Any ideas as to which one? I just noticed the movie on cable tv, and it piqued my curiosity. Many thanks for help. BTW I find it terrible to disparage such a majestic aircraft! Even in a movie!

Cheers,
SV

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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2733 times:
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It was an American Airlines Aircraft.


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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6294 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2678 times:

My sadly negelected records show that it was N9667. A 747-123 with msn 20106 and line number 79.


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User currently offlineSv7887 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1025 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

Thanks for all the information! Everyone on these boards are really knowledgeable!

User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3774 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

Airport '75's plane was 747-100 N9675, an AA 747 that became a freighter & is currently with UPS as N675UP.

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Airport '77's was also in AA colors & if you look closely at the start of the movie
when they first arrive at IAD, you can see an American logo on the boarding ramp. I didn't catch the tail number, though.

Off topic a little, but in the Concorde movie, does Joe Patroni (George Kennedy) die at the end?

DeltaRules

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User currently offlineN777UA From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2359 times:

No, Joe Patroni doesn't die at the end of Airport 79.

By the way, the Concorde that was used in that movie, was F-BTSC, the same one that crashed in Paris in July 2000.


User currently offlineJpz1991 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

I saw Airport 75 last night too. It's funny how dated it appears now, the garish interior.. purple seats I think, and the way Charlton Heston kept referring to the flight attendant as "stewardess" and "honey"... Good movie though. If that type of accident had actually happened where a small aircraft hits the cockpit of a 747, wouldn't the entire front end of the 747 broken off?

User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2240 times:


Ah..that was Airport 75! For some reason, I thought Airport 75 was the
one where the plane ditched in the ocean and sunk..was that an Airport
movie?



Jim



What a long strange trip it's been
User currently offlineJpz1991 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2205 times:

The one were the 747 went into the ocean and was underwater and watertight for a period was Airport 77, followed of course by Airport 79, with the genius of JJ Walker. . . DYNOMITE


User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2199 times:


Thank you very much.



Jim



What a long strange trip it's been
User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2472 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

Jpz1991
"I saw Airport 75 last night too. It's funny how dated it appears now, the garish interior.. purple seats I think, and the way Charlton Heston kept referring to the flight attendant as "stewardess" and "honey."

Yes and also I seem to recall in "Airport '79" an early scene where a female flight attendant made a remark about the male-dominated environment of the flight stations and Joe Petroni replied with something like; "That's why they call it the COCKPIT, honey" an obvious play on words now considered to be in REALLY bad taste. Yes, not ALL movies are timeless in all respects.

"If that type of accident had actually happened where a small aircraft hits the cockpit of a 747, wouldn't the entire front end of the 747 broken off?"

I'm not sure but I'd say yes, in the real world. In Hollywood, however, ANYTHING is possible. What was most obvious to me about the Airport movie series was that each one was more preposterous than the one before it. The first was undeniably the best although the notion of having celebrated 'bottle-tipper' Dean Martin as an airline pilot would rattle the nerves of even the most fearless passenger alive! I can just picture him with one hand on the yolk and a double vodka-martini in the other! LOL!  Wow!




User currently offlineIflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2052 times:

Dean Martin drinking in the cockpit...what about lead flight attendant, the cross-eyed Karen Black, from Airport 75 FLYING a Boeing 747.

I don't know which is the lesser of two evils.

Iflewrepublic.



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User currently offlineDanielbk From Israel, joined Feb 2003, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2022 times:

But, I think we can say (this goes for the original airport) that
they did do some research, unlike the low-budget airline disaster movies
of now days.. Do you remember when they set the sqk code to 7700, or made other remarks which are quite to the point? --sure, many things don't look real, but when you compare it to what we have in today's airline disaster movies - they did do there research..
(not to mention, a disaster movie without plugging old "tower air"..  Smile )

Danny.



cockpit? it's that little room in the front of the plane where the pilots seat.. but that's not important now
User currently offlineErfly From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

I saw Airport 75 last night too. It's funny how dated it appears now, the garish interior.. purple seats I think, and the way Charlton Heston kept referring to the flight attendant as "stewardess" and "honey"...

The reason he kept referring to her as "honey" was because they were dating. If you remember from the beginning of the movie, she's been on that paticular "kick" for 6 years now. Maybe she's tired of one-night-stands.


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