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"Famous Aircraft" Used In Movies And TV?  
User currently offlineA340pilot From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 576 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 35789 times:

Does anyone know of any aircraft or the reg's of the aircraft used in movies and/or TV shows? Im just curious which airlines allow there crafts to be used in the movies (free advertising  Big grin ) I know that westjet allowed there aircraft to be used in "Snow Dogs" the Buena Vista movie that was released about 2 years ago!


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User currently offlineWERNAIR From Austria, joined Aug 2003, 164 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 35738 times:

N636X used in "Flight Girls" US movie name: "View from the top" as Sierra Airliners...

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User currently offlineNORTHSEATIGER From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 35729 times:

on the movie theme but not famous aircraft i personally hate it when the movie shows say a 747 landing then the touchdown is a twin engine jet or like in rambo where the russian helicopter is actually a puma with add ons. what do you think ??


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User currently offlineA340pilot From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 576 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 35700 times:

You have taken the words right out of my mouth, when they say a heavy is landing and in the shot its a prop plane or a Lear jet! Or on one TV show they had a shot of a southwest 737 leaving the airport for.........PARIS, FRANCE!!! Now correct me if im wrong but southwest doesn't fly to Paris, ill have to try and book a flight to Paris, France and see  Big grin


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User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 35618 times:

The Boeing 707 used in the original film, "Airport" (1970), (a B707-349C, serial no. 19351 [503rd 707 off the production line], originally registered N324F), was leased to MCA/Universal Pictures from Flying Tiger Line (now merged with FedEx) for the filming of the exterior shots. After filming was completed, the aircraft was returned to Flying Tigers and later sold, going through various owners before meeting a tragic end in a takeoff accident on March 21, 1989 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.





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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7482 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 35599 times:

I always thought the 707 from 'Airport' was a PA bird. Paint scheme looked like it. I remember reading that only 1 707 was used to film.


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User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 35452 times:

Nope. Not a Pan American.

Flying Tiger Line loaned out a 707 for Airport. And, yes, only one plane was used. You get the impression during the movie that 3 different craft are present....but you never see more than one 707 on screen at any one time.

American Airlines furnished the Boeing 747-100 for "Airport 1975". They didn't "hide" the fact it was an AA bird in that film. It's still flying for UPS. .....


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I think it was also an American B741 (or 742) used to portray the "Stevens Corporation" Jumbo in "Airport '77".


User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 35382 times:

Air Force One movie is a Connie Kalitta 747-146 - either N703CK or N704CK, which one of the two... I dont know... The plane's pilot in command was a friend of mine, Paul Bishop, still with Kalitta Air...
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The Learjet 24 you see appear in Airport 75, supposedly flown by Charlton Heston to catch the 747, was Clay Lacy's N1972L, which later became N464CL (s/n 24A-096) - Lacy's Learjet was the camera ship for all the air to air filming on that movie... If you care to know, I was the co-pilot. The filming of that 747 was done around Salt Lake City and Provo, UT...
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I did talk to the stunt man who "hangs on that cable" from the helicopter to enter the 747... he went very close to the airplane... he told us, if there had been a "real hole" in the airplane, he could have made it in...
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Clay Lacy is the air to air photography master of Hollywood, 99% of movies and TV commercials are made from his Learjets... he is a retired UAL 747 captain. He owns a FBO at the Van Nuys Airport. He hired me as pilot and pilot instructor during my furlough from PanAm... a super nice guy...
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User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 35327 times:

Hey Skipper,
I think I saw an interview with Mr. Lacy on a Discovery Channel television show (it could be another cable network) a few years ago talking about private jet ownership and Fractionals. He talked about his Lear (I don't remember the model).

A.T.A. has had aircraft in a few movies. "Die Hard II" and "Running Scared" come to mind.



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User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 35281 times:

Vanguard had an aircraft and its MCI gate area filmed in a movie in 2001. I don't recall the name, but it was an independent film. N912ME was the particular aircraft at the gate that day.


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User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1340 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 35211 times:

I once saw the C-123 that was used in the movie "Air America" and some other movies. I remember it was in a museum in Titusville, FL the last time I saw it. Sorry I have no idea what the Reg. was.


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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 35168 times:

Seen the C-123 quite a few times, live down near Titusville. It was sitting derelict on the west end of the field for years, now some group bought it and is restoring it to flight status..pretty nice eh?

Liked the FORD commercial, shot in Mojave...where they're towing aircraft around with the truck, and they did one more, some white prop of sorts...of course this is an exaggeration, but supposedly the truck was so powerful it made the plane fly as it was being towed down the runway. On either side of the runway was all these ex. US AIR Metrojet 737's and such...looked like they were placed there for the shoot lol...a bit of free advertisting for US Air's sad state!

Also had to love Hot Shots, with that A-300 I believe, painted totally camo, which sat in Mojave for the longest time..good stuff!

Cheers,
DeltaGuy


User currently offlineVS340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 35118 times:

N473EV was used in Die Hard 2. Bruce Willis blew it up in the end


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User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 35076 times:

If you also care to know, actor Cliff Robertson actually flew the DC8 used in his very good movie "The Pilot" (about an alcoholic pilot) - Cliff was a rated pilot, when Mr. Travolta was still getting his diapers changed...
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User currently offlineFutureCEO From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 35028 times:

Here is one of my local movie stars:



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It was used for the movie "Executive Decision" with Steve Segal. Connie got to keep his registration # with his intials too.

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User currently offlineKorg747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 549 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 34992 times:

I have always questioned the 747 that was in diehard 2. The 747 that exploded at the end looked real. So did it actually explode or was it just effects. Cause it looked so real in my opinion!


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User currently offlineJMChladek From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 34860 times:

Okay, I know the movie was garbage, but which particular Concorde was used in "The Concorde, Airport 79"? I'm thinking it was one of the French built ones (not necessarily AF operated), given that the film had scenes shot at Orly and near the Alps.

Airport 75 was on recently and its still a pretty fun film to watch, mainly for those really nicely done closeups with the 747 at low altitude. Knowing that Lacy helped shoot them adds to the enjoyment now (thanks 747skipper).

Airport 77 and 79 began to stretch plausibility to the breaking point, although 77 is fun for its Navy salvage operations. And frankly I want to know how they managed to shoot THAT sequence. If the bit with the 747 raising out of the water was miniature, it looked dang good. If it was full size, then that really took some serious logistical planning to pull off.

And yes, Cliff Robertson in "The Pilot" is a very good film. If its out on DVD, I want to add it to my collection. But does anyone know the history of that particular DC-8 (probably only just one again, repainted to appear as other planes). The producers seemed to have a thing in that film for having airliners named after Texas cities getting hit with bad luck.  Nuts

Convair 880s have been used in movies from time to time. N817TW was repainted and used for a crash scene in the Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen film "The Rookie" when it was stored at Mojave (probably scrap metal now). The scene it was used in was where its wing is seen clobbering a private jet. Parts of the first Convair 880 (N801TW) without its nose (which at last check in Delta colors was, on display in Atlanta's Heritage Row) were painted in United colors and filmed extremely closeup to simulate the crash of UA232 in the TV film "Crash Landing, the story of Flight 232". BTW, that is also a rather good TV film based on the actual event as it has some great stars in it (Charleton Heston, James Coburn, Richard Thomas) and doesn't get caught up in goofy melodrama and side stories like what other disaster films (even ones based on actual events) have. I don't think it was ever issued on DVD, but video copies might be available.


User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 34853 times:

Okay, I know the movie was garbage, but which particular Concorde was used in "The Concorde, Airport 79"? I'm thinking it was one of the French built ones (not necessarily AF operated), given that the film had scenes shot at Orly and near the Alps.

The Concorde used in that movie was F-BTSC, the - unfortunate one, that sadly crashed after takeoff from CDG on July 25th 2000 :-(

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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 34825 times:

Used in a James Bond movie :

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Note the signs in Russian..forgot the name of the movie though but it had Sophie Marceau in it (bonne... Smile)
Will

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29792 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 34765 times:

Lets see here.

Saw TC's chopper from Magnum P.I. the TV series.

Seen the Die Hard 747 in person, it was at Marana in storage. Bad doors installed on it's cargo conversion.

Seen the Con-Air C-123 at the Reno Air Races in 1996. It was on static display.





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User currently offlineJMChladek From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 34758 times:

The Concorde used in that movie was F-BTSC, the - unfortunate one, that sadly crashed after takeoff from CDG on July 25th 2000 :-(

You're kidding!!! Oh my, now that does leave a sad bit of irony, considering the final scene in the film showing the burning plane (rather a plane shaped snow pack) with the tail coming to rest at an angle.  Sad


User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 35362 times:

One of WestJet's aircraft was used in the T.V. movie about the Aloha Airlines incident in which a part the roof ripped off - it was called "Miracle Landing," and showed an identical incident aboard a fictional airline, "Paradise Airlines." I think it aired in the late '80s.

The aircraft which "starred" in that movie was then an Aloha Airlines ship. The aircraft is now registered C-GCWJ;


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A link to a synopsis of the movie is here;

http://www.airodyssey.net/articles/movie-ml.html

Now, this actual aircraft's history has been passed around and changed over the years, to the point where a number of WS employees have told me (in all seriousness) that ship 723 is actually the airframe from the real incident - the former N73711 of Aloha, that had the accident and had an roof section ripped off, but has since had "extensive repairs" and has visible signs of "heavy patching and riveting"..... it's interesting to see how actual fact gets construed over time, and how the story gets changed into something else.

The actual aircraft from the real incident (N73711) was written off after that incident, and broken up for parts.

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User currently offlineJMChladek From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 34576 times:

BTW, the inflight shots of the 737 from that film were done with a custom built, ducted fan RC plane about 4 feet long built by a model shop in CA (Van Nuys I believe). The thing as I recall was a pig to fly due to its intentionally built "ripped off" roof section. I heard talk that they only got one pass of inflight shots before the RC plane crashed. I don't know if it was repaired or not though. But I did hear rumors that it might have been entered at one of the national RC meets in the scale aircraft category after its film use.

User currently offlineVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 919 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 34556 times:

pacific international (DC-10) in Passenger 57. Made up name of course... What got me was the f/a shouts "This is a friggin jumbo jet" to which Wes Snipes replies "Yeah I know". Surely that glaring mistake should have been spotted by the producers???


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User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 34503 times:

Lots of people consider a "jumbo jet" to be anything larger than a 737. I don't think anyone has defined the term in a strict sense of a single aircraft type.


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25 Aussie747 : QF747-400's have been used in Movies Mission Impossible II an Crocodile4 Dundee II and III, do not know the registration numbers
26 Post contains links and images Lax : What airline, I wonder, loaned out their DC-6 equipment for the movie "Julie" (1956), in which Doris Day saves the day by landing the plane herself? A
27 Delboy : Was Passenger 57 a DC10, memory seems to be telling me it was an L1011, you may be right, if so accept my apologies for questioning you.
28 Post contains links and images DL_Mech : Passenger 57 was N330EAView Large View MediumPhoto © Adriaan Lengkeek
29 A340pilot : Was the spoof comedy films of airplane, airplane 2, etc with Leslie Nielson used partially in a real aircraft or all just a set??
30 MD80Nut : Yes, the plane used in Passenger 57 was an L-1011. There was a movie made in the 90s with Dustin Hoffman I believe called "Hero" or something like it.
31 Post contains images B747skipper : A footnote about Clay Lacy... the camera ship pilot for most air to air filming... xxx Clay is the most experienced in that specialty... he actually i
32 Post contains images SPLOBKrakow : Not sure if anyone noticed but in the movie "Anger Managment" During the first 5 min you can see the tail of LOT Polish Airlines. I have to say that m
33 Post contains images A340pilot : I think that before they make a movie they need to consult airplane enthusiasts and spotters for accuracy in what they are putting on screens How much
34 Post contains links and images Levg79 : Aeroflot's Tupolev 154 (reg CCCP-85131) was used in The Aircrew (1980). View Large View MediumPhoto © Jakob Dahlgaard Kristensen In the film, the
35 Flynavy : Odd, I always thought the L1011 used in P57 was an ex-LTU bird. For the record, a number of scenes were shot in Orlando, both in the city and at the g
36 Aa757first : In Rat Race, you can see a National 757 landing in LAS as the character is screaming "Where's the airport?!?". In the 80s TV show the "Facts of Life"
37 AV8AJET : I haven't seen the movie but I saw a trailer of the movie "Sniper" and noticed an ex-Delta L-1011. Anyone know which one this was and where was it par
38 Boeing767mech : The Rookie with Clint Eastwood and Charlie sheen had a Convair 880 in the ending getting hit by another airplane. Don't know much about the other airp
39 Adam T. : In all of the Home Alone movies (except the one made for TV) they all fly American. In Home Alone 1 and 2 they even advertise American Airlines in the
40 Post contains images Fxra : I can't remember the tial # of the aircraft used in "Castaway", but at some points you see a shot of the MEM hub, there are tons of planes in the back
41 Erfly : Also the scenes in Passenger 57 that were supposed to be in the Louisiana were filmed in Sanford, FL. You can even see Comair Aviation Academy in the
42 Post contains links A340pilot : There was also a Delta Lockheed (I think?) in the movie S.W.A.T where the SWAT team is running on the top of the aircraft. Does anyone know if that wa
43 Luv2fly : What I thought was unusual about the first home alone was the fact that the AA flight from ORD to Paris took off from the AM in ORD, flew non stop to
44 Post contains images A340pilot : "Top Gun" I know its not airliner related but what an awesome movie, and in surround sound you get the feel of actually being there with the jet blast
45 Bobs89irocz : Also in Top Gun when Maverick is about to quit top gun he is in a resteraunt when that chick comes in to talk to him about him leaving when she opens
46 FlagshipAZ : In case anyone is interested... in Airport '75 the 747 is a -123 registered N9675 at the time, and in Airport '77 the 747 was another -123 registered
47 Post contains images A340pilot : In the movie "View from the top" which airport was it that had high crystal cathedral type windows? That airport looked really nice, and the shot that
48 Startvalve : Castaway actually had full support from Fedex.. Looked like a DC-10 or A300 in Moscow judging by the old dials in the cockpit.. But when Forrest Gump
49 L-188 : Yeah, but I bet Tom didnt' get back pay for any off it. Probaby docked him his vaction time too. One thing about Castaway. I was under the impression
50 Tommy767 : Adam T. That other movie that the Oceanic jet was in was a TBS original movie titled "Nowhere to land" which aired in 2000. The main difference in bot
51 JMChladek : Lets see, a TWA L-1011 fresh from retirement was repainted in "American Pride" markings and used in the Stephen King TV miniseries "The Langoliers". A
52 A340pilot : I just watched a movie with chris rock in it called "head of state" for a political comedy movie there sure were an awful lot of aircraft. In one scen
53 Post contains images IloveBOI : I just noticed on "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles", it shows scenes when they are flying to Chicago(Neil and Del) from the movie "Airplane" of the tr
54 Adam T. : Thanks Tommy767! I just couldn't think of the name. Also, in Turbulence, the 747 in the movie looks an awful lot like a Japan Airlines 747.
55 Post contains links and images CcrlR : In The Brothers Garcia - Mysteries of the Maya (on Nickelodeon from the regular TV show) there is this plane they were flying to Mexico on and Roseann
56 Post contains links and images CcrlR : Here is the one from speed Before View Large View MediumPhoto © AirNikon And after the movie The two airport movie had ex American Airlines 747's
57 Post contains images DeltaRules : 737-200 C-FNAQ was used in a movie called something like "Medusa's Clock" or "Child" or something. I had never heard about it until I watched the Roya
58 Post contains links and images ACB777 : I've seen HMY Airways B757 C-GMYD in a music video on Much Music (Canadian music channel). View Large View MediumPhoto © Sam Chui
59 Post contains links and images DL_Mech : BTW, I remember the Trans America aircraft in "Airplane" was a TWA 707 (probably a 320) in late 70s to early 90s livery. They didn't use the full size
60 Post contains images A340pilot : In at least 80% of the movies ive watched, some way in some manner there is an aircraft, weather it be just a shot or based on the aircraft, I find my
61 Post contains links A340pilot : yes that is correct reguarding hmy in a music video in canada! Here is a link from another thread on this forum reguarding "HMY movie star": http://ww
62 Pilot kaz : i saw that film Medusa's child (it was child not clock) that is a good film lol but int he film the aircraft had a diffrnt c/s
63 Tommy767 : ALSO: "The Naked Gun" Has Leslie Neilson arriving back from Beirut on his vacation. The plane arriving at LA was a United DC-10 on landing, yet when i
64 Milesrich : Julie, the Doris Day movie, used a Trans Ocean DC-4, not a DC-6. There is a book, probably out of print now, about the history of Trans Ocean Airways,
65 Post contains links and images IFLYMCO : The plane in the 2000 movie "Sexy Beast" was a European Air Charter. The exterior is not shown but the cabin looks very much like this with the 2-3 l
66 YX717Pusher : Did anyone else notice in the Stephen King movie "The Langoliers" that aircraft was at times an L10-11 and at other times appeared to be a B767? Midwe
67 Post contains links and images Paulc : Band of Brothers used N47FK (DC3) for the flying scenes. View Large View MediumPhoto © Klaas Reinder Sluijs Yet G-DAKK is documented as the actua
68 Post contains images A340pilot : If im not mistaken the aircraft used in the simpsons episode where they go to Japan is a 747 japan airlines (looks like an sp!) But i couldnt get the
69 Post contains links and images FLYSSC : I didn' read all the posts, so forgive me if somebody already mentioned that the plane used for the stupid and ridiculous movie "Airport 80 Concorde"
70 Post contains links and images A340pilot : It seems that in most airport shots on sitcoms ( ie: friends, seinfeild etc) in the background it is always an older united airlines 747 in white colo
71 Post contains links and images Foxecho : A340pilot- Don't forget the Air India BOM-Springfield flights, the 10AM 10:15 and the 10:30 Air France's flight Paris to Springfield... and New York A
72 7E7 : Aussie747, I've always wondered about the plane in which scenes in Mission Impossible II (In first class before crashing into the mountains en route t
73 Pilot kaz : any1 no the aircraft that was used in the filme 'Top Gun'?
74 Pilot kaz : i no ts the F-14 of corse i mean the reg??
75 Goingboeing : Don't know any registration numbers, but I'll never forget an episode of "Dallas" where JR was flying to South America to find Jock, who was in a plan
76 Tommy767 : Did anyone see the show "Monk" where he rides the plane from SFO-EWR? It was a 767 layout with united seats. The overhead bins looked a little like an
77 FlyingClippers : Does anyone know the reg of the Pan Am 707 shown in the movie "THAT TOUCH OF MINK" with Doris Day and Cary Grant?
78 Post contains links and images TZ : Two airliners from two different movies in this nice shot from Mojave: View Large View MediumPhoto © Eric Coeckelberghs "This photo is intriging
79 Post contains links and images FATFlyer : How about this one from Moonraker View Large View MediumPhoto © John P. Stewart It looked like this in the movie. (play this clip from www.007.co
80 Post contains images Superfly : FLYSSC: Shame on you! It's Airport 79! ...and it's a great film! You've got Jimmy Walker playing the saxophone down the aisle, girls blarring disco fr
81 Post contains images Superfly : Now did Airport 75 and Airport 77 use the same plane? Or did that plane really crash in to the Bermuda Triangle?
82 A340pilot : I noticed looking through a magazine called "air America" with Mel Gibson, is this a movie about an airplane and if so, is it any good? Best regards,
83 Startvalve : Didn't all you Top Gun fans know that Northrop had a contract with the USSR to make the Mig-28.. Those damn communists :P every time I see an F-5 or T
84 Bluewave 707 : "Hawaii 5-0" used to use a lot of UA DC-8s, and HA DC-9s in their episodes. "The Brady Bunch" used a UA DC-8 for their Hawaii episodes. Although HNL w
85 Post contains images FLYSSC : Superfly, SHAME on me !!!! for Airport 79.... But the aircraft used in the movie IS indeed Air France's F-BTSC, that crashed on July 25th 2000. I woul
86 Post contains links JMChladek : The film Air America is a fictional account of the US Government's involvement in Laos during the Vietnam war. Air America was essentially a CIA air o
87 Post contains links and images Fritzi : Superfly: Here is proof that Bravo Charlie was in the movie: Photo linked from Gordon Roxburghs website http://www.concordesst.com and photo courtesy
88 Post contains links and images A340pilot : Here is a partial list of airliners and aircraft that have been in movies and or TV. As you will see all the movies listed here above are included! ht
89 Post contains links A340pilot : Sorry about the double post but i found another site with aircraft used in movies: http://www.inl.net/hp/richieb/movies.html Best reguards, a340pilot
90 Krushny : For "Battle of England", filmed in the sixties I believe, the Spanish Air Force lent its Me109's, which were still in service !!! As you can see, our
91 A340pilot : what about the movie "catch me if you can" What or how many diffrent airlines and aircraft were used in that movie. If im not mistaken, there were a l
92 EA CO AS : I'd like to know if it's true that this was the same Air France Concorde that crashed. Yes, they're one in the same. "Sierra Charlie" (F-BTSC) was on
93 Srbmod : Another one of those "blink and you'll miss it" airliners is in "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas" when Duke is dropping Dr. Gonzo off at LAS (by crashi
94 Pilot kaz : Top Gun is a class film i think the same with the Mig-28's lol the best bit is when mavric wacks the F-14 over the mig -28 at the start of the film lo
95 Post contains images A340pilot : Well, IM sure my DVD collection will be full, does anyone know if all these movies on DVD? Being in the new millennium I don't own a vcr! I already ha
96 Post contains images Tommy767 : does anyone know Eastern Airlines role in "Ernest saves christmas?" I would like to know what a/c types they use, interior shots ETC. Or perhaps they
97 Post contains links A340pilot : I found this link, it is very interesting, a lot of the airshots of airplanes flying at 35,000 feet are done by 3d graphics, They are very precise and
98 Post contains images Superfly : Thanks for the info. Now about that AA 747-100 in Airport 77. Did it really crash in to the Bermuda Triangle?
99 Post contains links A340pilot : Here is where you can find all the information on the bermuda triange plane dissaperances, I dont see any info on a commercial flight though: The Berm
100 Post contains images Superfly : A340pilot: No, no, no, I was only kidding! In the movie Airport 77, the plane crashed in to the Bermuda Triangle (see photos above). I am acting as i
101 Post contains images Aloha717200 : If you don't mind me asking, what is so "stupid and ridiculous" about the Airport movies? I have them all, I watch them on occasion and enjoy them tho
102 Startvalve : What was so ridiculous about the Airport movies? Like anything with both Eric Estrada and Charleton Heston in it needs another excuse to be ridiculous
103 Aloha717200 : I dont like Charlton Heston either, but I love these movies. Who cares if it's not 100% realistic. It's entertaining, and it focuses heavily on aviati
104 United_Fan : Towards the end of 'Heat', Robert De Niro runs past a hangar @ LAX with an old-colors Delta MD-11.
105 Post contains images Flybynight : I took the picture of the 747 used in Die Hard 2 in Anchorage. He was at full power at maybe 4000 feet (at most) when he flew directly over me. Within
106 Post contains images A340pilot : Teridactal airlines in the Flintstones, What were the engines on there aircraft was it bats or actual Teridactal? Now Theres one airline that Id like
107 JMChladek : I love the "Airport" movies. Its just that the implausible level climbed with each film. The original Airport was the best, Airport 75 was almost as g
108 Post contains images Superfly : JMChladek: I was 4 years old when that movie came out. Of course at that age, you believe everything you see on TV. I guess they used a really plane f
109 767Lover : I didn't realize until this evening that Eddie Murphy (the Prince of Zamunda) and Arsenio Hall (his sidekick) supposedly took a BA Concorde to NYC in
110 767Lover : Has anyone seen "Zero Hour", the movie that Airplane was based on? It's in black and white and I think made in around 1957. It's pretty wild in that t
111 Post contains links and images Sushka : The "ConAir" plane in Wendover Utah is pretty cool. Ive been inside of it twice. There is a steering wheel and pedals and a motor to turn the props. A
112 Post contains images A340pilot : Well after a week of trying to figure out which WS was used in the movie "snowdogs" I finally found out that there were 5 westjet aircrafts in the sho
113 Skydrol : I have requests to identify a few other A/C used in movies: Final Destination Airport '85 (a.k.a International Airport) Mystery of Flight 1501 (1990)
114 JMChladek : Well, International Airport had a DC-10-10 in modified Western Airlines livery (Con-West Airlines). The scheme was simple, paint a "C" in front of the
115 Post contains links and images N707PA : I believe Skyjacked was also a Western Airlines plane It was actually a World Airways 707-373C. Good Movie. View Large View MediumPhoto © Steve W
116 Srbmod : I have yet been able to figure out the owner of the 727 used in "Almost Famous" in the scene when Penny is going back to San Diego on an Eastern 727 (
117 Post contains links A340pilot : "Falling from the sky flight 174" is the movie about the Air canada b767 that glided onto a go-cart track on july 23, 1983 here is the link to the rev
118 Post contains images A340pilot : I watched the best movie for airplanes last night, The plot wasn't very good, nor were the actors. But as for aircraft and airlines (there were at lea
119 Post contains links and images Goose : The TV movie "Picking Up and Dropping Off," which I think is set for an XMas release, is being filmed at YYC, specifically in the D Pier - they had a
120 United_Fan : Commando has a good scene with a Western DC-10-10 in LAX .
121 United_Fan : Delta Force has many good 707 shots.............
122 Lax : >>"I have yet been able to figure out the owner of the 727 used in "Almost Famous" in the scene when Penny is going back to San Diego on an Eastern 7
123 Jeffrey1970 : The 727 used in "Almost Famous" might belong to Pan Am III. They still use 727's, and there 727's have winglets. God bless through Jesus, Jeff
124 A340pilot : It seems that on a lot of movies they go to great lengths to avoid tail shots or registration numbers. Just out of curiosity can an aircraft take-off
125 Lax : Re. "Catch Me If You Can" (2002) ..... I can't really think of a scene which shows (up close) any particular aircraft. In the scene in the parking lot
126 Post contains images United_Fan : How about the mistake in the above movie when Frank escapes thru the toilette,coming out in the landing gear bay.......okaaaaaaay..........
127 Bluewave 707 : Also in the movie "Heat", Al Pacino chases Robert DeNiro near a taxiing ATA L-1011. In the final scenes, there are two jets landing. Anyone know what
128 Post contains images Lax : "In the final scenes [of "Heat"], there are two jets landing. Anyone know what aircraft they are?" Impossible to tell (pitch dark). But one's a DC-10
129 Post contains images Lax : I believe (could be wrong) that at the very end (with credits rolling) of "Airport" (orig.; 1970), we see a departing Hughes Airwest McDonnell Douglas
130 United_Fan : Bluewave,are you sure that was an ATA L 1011 in Heat ? I know it was an L by the RR cowlings,but I didn't see the fuselage. Did you see the DL Widget
131 Post contains links and images N707PA : Delta Force has many good 707 shots............. of N778PA 707-139 ex-WA, PA, MOAFView Large View MediumPhoto © Markus ButtingerView Large View M
132 Jeremy : How about the Imperial Palace 727 in The Eraser or the Midwest Express DC-9 in Cliffhanger? I believe the 747 in Turbulence is a Tower Air.
133 United_Fan : Through the majic of DVD on my computer,watching the end of Heat,Bluewave was right,it was an old-color ATA L1011 that DiNero runs near. Also the DC-
134 Bluewave 707 : The 747 in "Turbulence" looks like a Japan Air 742. Look at the grey stripe on the nose, and the logo on the tail. Thanks United_Fan for the back-up,
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