MainRunway From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 174 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2656 times:
movie "Good Guys Wear Black"? They fly to Squaw Calley Ca. , so in real life that would usually mean Reno Airport. Is this the field they actually used? The plane they fly in and eventually is blown up by a bomb is a big 4 engine propliner. The bomb was put on the plane by simply walking up to a baggage cart and putting a suitcase containing the bomb on the cart. Unbelievable. Just saw the movie and it made me curious. Thanks.
g4lasramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2569 times:
IMDB says it was filmed in Squaw Valley, but doesn't mention the airport. I've not seen that... that... 'er, "film" , so can't say about either the airport or the plane. Truckee Tahoe (TRK) is close by though (I scoped it out years ago when I was going to add an aerotow authorization to my commercial glider ticket). 7000' elevation with a 7000' runway. Lake Tahoe airport (TVL) is kinda close too, at the south end of the lake. Beautiful area!
MainRunway From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2474 times:
It was a small commercial terminal. I've been to the Lake Tahoe area and to Truckee airport and Tahoe airport. It was not either one of those. It was either Reno or some place in southern Ca. posing as the Squaw Valley area.
Logos From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 793 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2394 times:
I remember seeing that movie many years ago. I always assumed the airport was TVL, but it could have been further south. The aircraft was a Lockheed Electra which Holiday Airlines flew into TVL at the time (as did AirCal for a while) because the airport did not permit jet operations. Seeing the plane I just assumed that it was South Lake Tahoe.