DL 604 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 789 times:
I have that movie. I bet the president won't take a trip anytime soon if he sees it! Yes, it looks like a 747-100, but I didn't know about the lav thing, and probably didn't nned to know. For added info, did you know that the movie Apollo 13 was filmed in a Boeing 720F "Vomit Comit"? It's the same aircraft that they use to train new astronauts for weightlessness. I wonder how they filmed it so well?
DL 604 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 777 times:
In movies they usually don't expect the public to be able to tell the difference between things like cockpits and aircraft variations. They used a 744 for interior shots and a 741 for exterior shots. I don't know why they have to use two aircraft. Maybe the 741 had to take a break for lav service?
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7724 posts, RR: 55 Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 773 times:
I thought that was one of the crappest movies ever made. The plane is too badly damaged to land, but is stable enough to fly in close formation at low speed with a propeller plane (Herc) while passengers and crew are winched across the gap? And continue this marvellous feat even after the cockpit is abandoned, but don't worry, Harrison has secured the control column with a belt. (Weirdly, the initiation of the mid-air transfer is absolutely identical to Charlton Heston's move into a midair 747 in the far-superior Gloria-Swanson-as-herself, bad 70s fashion, George Kennedy, nuns-and-all "Airport 75", frame-for-frame, angle-for-angle. Spooky.)
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Airbus Boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 770 times:
The reason that it is a 744 inside is that at Universal studios hoolywwod they have a replica of a 747-400 with all the proper seat that can be taken out in 5 minutes to change and the cockpit upstairs is the 744 one also.
N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8008 posts, RR: 27 Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 745 times:
Did anyone see the show on discovery channel about AF1 a few nights ago? That told all the secrets. It told that it WAS a repainted -100 and about how fake parts of the movie were. Like the escape pod. I never knew that much about AF1 till then.
F-WWKH From Taiwan, joined Jun 1999, 322 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 722 times:
The aircraft used and repainted is/was a Kalitta one, a B.747-146. It was seen at Los Angeles 9/96 painted as '28000' (or Air Force one) - also the tail had the bullet impacts painted on it!
But this is of course only where they used a real plane for the movie shots and doesnt interfere with above statements.