Flyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1747 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1837 times:
LOL...I was watching it last night on HBO! The reason they do this is the average person doesnt know about aircraft interior. If at anytime I watch a movie with an airliner its always fun to look for the mistakes portrayed.
CV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1809 times:
I lived in Washington when this movie came out and remember hearing that the Dulles Airport authorities were suing the producers of this movie because it made them appear incompetent... gee, I wonder why?
Agrodemm From Greece, joined Apr 2000, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1795 times:
In many movies there are mistakes concerning aircrafts.
If you have seen The Usual Suspects (one of the best movies ever) in one part of the movie it shows the approach of a B-747 (either dusk or dawn) as it is coming towards the beginning of the runway for approach. Seconds later it shows another airplane (my guess is that it was a 767) from the behind as it touch down in the runway
Even though the scenery and the time (from the colors) seemed to be the same, my guess was that they had only one camera there so they filmed the 747 coming towards and then changed position and waited for the next aircraft coming to film the touch down.... which happened to be a twin-engine
Jtb106 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1773 times:
I saw the first half of it last night and I was curious as to the type of plane that the terrorists crashed into the runway. The "British" one. It kinda looked like a 707 but the engines were wrong and it didn't look like a Boeing nose. Not an obvious DC-8 either. The engines looked CV-880-like, but it didn't look like this either. They also said there were 256 passengers or some similar number. OK, people. I realize it was only a model and not a real plane, but what type of plane was the model supposed to be? At least they seemed to get the number of aisles right throughout!
Tifosi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1740 times:
I might also point out that they showed the IAD runway layout wrong, they depicted IAD as the center of ATC for the Entire Mid Atlantic, and suggested that these aircraft had nowhere else to land and no other controllers they could talk to. What about DCA, BWI, MTN, ILG, Dover and Andrews Air Force Bases, RIC, MRB and a number of other possibilities. And Washington Center in Leesburg VA. covers this region.
Just Hollywood! reality sometimes doesn't make a good movie. Gregg in MD
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30174 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1725 times:
It was an Evergreen 747. I saw the airplane in March of 96 at Marana, Arizona. At the time it had the engines off and was grounded due to a AD that was out on the forward cargo door, I can't remember the name of the company that put it on. Sorry I don't have the tail number or photos. They frown on pictures at that airport.
My favorite was this old Battle of Britan film that I saw on cable once. Sorry but I don't remember the name. But there is this one sceen where fighter escorted German bombers are about to bomb London. They did a pretty good job of finding a suitible subsitute aircraft for the Heinkel 111. They used a CASA 2111, which was a Spanish built Heinkel with Merlin engines. They used Surpermarine Seafires as the fighter escorts. Painted in Luftwaffe markings of course. But then the sceen switches to the RAF base when the alarm goes off and all of the pilots rush out to their aircraft. Apparently the produces had to substitue with a Spanish aircraft again because the Spitfires where playing Germans. So they used CASA 2109's which are post war Merlin powered Messchermitt Me.109's
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
Ual757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 808 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1720 times:
how about the airport looking a LOT like stapleton (hint)..and i like the idea of that drainage grate in the runway..or any of the underground tunnels....um...don't all planes with a glass cockpit also have analog gauges? why didn't the crew of the crashed plane see the difference?