Bucks918 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 68 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2189 times:
I would have to say that all the cockpit scenes with Fire and Rain (Delta 191) was pretty accurate. There have been some big doozy's, including accident depictions with the wrong plane etc...Just wondering everyones opinion
Planelover From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 321 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2149 times:
I haven't seen that many aviation movies , but I would agree with the above post. Executive Decision was a good movie. They did have the wrong interior for the plane, but you all know how Hollywood is. "Miracle Landing" was also a pretty decent movie and so was "Falling from the Sky" (a little unrealistic though) which was based on the Gimli glider.
TxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 45 Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2133 times:
although it betrays my age, the following were classic airplane/airline films:
John Wayne in "The High and the Mighty"
Robert Stack, Rhonda Fleming, Dana Andrews, Troy Donahue in "The Crowded Sky" (note: the plastic DC7 landing on a runway foamed with what appears to be shaving cream, supposedly in Abilene TX albeit it with mountains ??!!! in the background is great)
Jimmy Stewart in "The Spirit of St Louis" was also good, although not about airlines per se
Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2110 times:
"Flight 90" was pretty accurate about the Air Florida 737-200 that crashed into the potomac circa 1982. "Miracle Landing" was also a pretty entertaining/factual film about the Aloha 737-200 incident in 1988. There was also another excellent movie i forget the name- it was about the TWA 727 hijacking in 1985, brilliant!
Hypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5 Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2082 times:
Maybe this is just slightly off-topic, but I was watching Titanic on a Delta Flight ATL-SFO, and I just couldn't watch it. There was something wrong about watching a movie about a sinking ship while you're on a plane.
Planelover From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 321 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2060 times:
"The cockpit in Executive DEcision was NOT for a 747-200.. It was configured for a 2-engine a/c, not a 4.. But what was wrong with the cabin??"
Airlinelover-- One of the things I noticed was that the interior of the 742 on "Executive Decision" had a strait stairs to the upper deck. The 747-100/200 is suppose to have a spiral stairs to the upper deck and the 747-300/400 had a strait stairs. Still a great movie though.
NZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2049 times:
Planelover, weren't the type of stairs specified by the particular airline customer?
Anyone seen "The Langoliers"?
Saw it years ago and from what I can remember, the depiction of the aircraft cockpit (it was an L-1011) was pretty accurate as were the flight and radio procedures used by the aircrew.
SailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6 Reply 17, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2001 times:
What about the movie about the Gimli glider, I liked that one.
I agree with:
Airport being best of all
UA232 was a good one.
Air Force One (the B742 remains an airliner, not a fighter jet)
All those other movies where stewardess land planes, IT professionals connecting the autopilot to their laptop's parallel port and flying the plane with a graphical Microsoft Windows interface, or airplanes being loaded tons of water on in-flight to correct CG or Apaches firing on airliners to 'repair' rudder problems, airliners locking onto various ILS (without frequency changes) hundreds and thousands of miles away from the actual runway, ... need I go on?