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Air Force One: Yeah, Right!  
User currently offlineContinental717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 8 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

I'm sitting here watching Air Force One when I know the features of The REAL AirForceOne & I tell you Wolfgang Petersen did a horrible job on this movie in the view of aviation enthusiasts

The Real Air Force One

Fuel Receptacle door on front
GE-CF6 Series Engines-200/300 Engines
USAF on wings
No Escape pod
No parachutes
No weapons

The Movie Air Force One.

A/C------747-146, With the Cockpit of a 747-451---
No Fuel Receptacle
No writing on wings until later in the movie ( I gotta give credit to the same people who got up 30,000 feet in the air to do the P/S...)
Escape Pod, No way
Parachutes , Maybe 1 or 2
A whole room full of weapons, No way....


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User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (16 years 8 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

I'm not sure of it, but I don't think that the real plane would have their communication center (on the Upper Deck) just open to everyone and anyone....I would assume that they would at least have a few thick doors, just for that simple reason portrayed in the movie! (hijacking).

In additon, the real plane has many more antennae on the top of the aircraft for all of the communication lines, etc.

Other than that, I thought it was fairly well done (the plane...not the movie!).

A few things I wouldn't mind having aboard ANY plane would be parachutes and the escape pod! What a rush that would be!


User currently offlineL_188 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (16 years 8 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

The live air to air shot in that move where done with a Kalitta 747 that was painted up in the AF1 colors. Sorry I don't know which aircraft or what tail number it was.

User currently offlineF-WWKH From Taiwan, joined Jun 1999, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (16 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

I posted earlier which Airplane was involved.
And do you guys think that even if Mr.Petersen knows (and I am even sure he knows anyway) your 'facts' that he would have done the movie different?
We should know by now that movies and TV do not equal reality.

User currently offlineValujetDC-9 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (16 years 8 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1125 times:

No, They put a 400 cockpit in the real because they did not make the 747-200 anymore & they specially modified it so that they could see everything in screen instead of dials, sort of a confidential thing  

User currently offlineMdsmith11 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 194 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (16 years 8 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

I for one am a big fan of Harrison Ford however "Air Force One" I don't think is one of the brighter stars on his resume. If we all watched a scene involving a surgeon, would the majority of us know what is correct/possible or not? I certainly wouldn't and most of here in this forum would probably not either. Point is, not many moviegoers are gonna be as knowledgeable as us in here as to the myriad of details that separate fact from fiction. What the public wanted and got was a "Move". Albeit not a very good one in my opinion. Besides in todays day and age, I for one thought that that the special effects were attrocious. True, it was not very factual but more importantly I thought it was a pretty rotten movie all way round.

As always this is just my opinion and nothing more.

Mark from MSY

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