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User currently offlineBucks918 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 69 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2514 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

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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2492 times:
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Executive Diecision with Kurt Russell was excellent, even though it became a bit unrealistic in the end.




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User currently offlinePlanelover From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

I haven't seen that many aviation movies  Crying, 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.
Have fun.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
PL


User currently offlineTxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2458 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)

Airport

Airplane


Jimmy Stewart in "The Spirit of St Louis" was also good, although not about airlines per se


User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1653 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2450 times:

Don't forget the excellent "Island in the Sky"; from the Ernie Gann book. And there is the great "Twelve O'Clock High," but that was about a freight airline.  Smile

User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2448 times:

Planelover- Yeah.. 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?? BTW- Look at this pic :


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A bit off topic, but what about books? I LOVE John J. Nance's books.. Anyone else??

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User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1987 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2439 times:

My favorite is "Those Magnificent Men and Their Flying Machines," circa 1965, with a humorous cast and wonderful re-created beautiful old airplanes. Rent it, if you get the chance.


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User currently offlineDIA77 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 705 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2433 times:

Without question, Airplane!

User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2435 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!

User currently offlineUA_727 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 215 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2433 times:

~"You'd better tell the captain to land this plane; this woman must be gotten to a hospital.
~"A hospital!?, what is it?"
~"It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now."


~"Can you fly this plane and land it?"
~"Surely you can't be serious."
~"I am..., and don't call me Shirley..."

~"Roger, Rodger, What's your vector Victor, Ouver over."

~"Jimmy, have you ever been in a turkish prison?

~" 'Passengers Certain To Die!!!' : 'Airline Negligence...' :
'THERE'S A SALE AT PENNEY'S!!!'

Exec Decision was good, The Airport series, ah, so-so, but Airplane, now this flick blows 'em all out of the water. (even airport '77...lol)

Salute!

UA



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User currently offlineHypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2407 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.

User currently offlineTransactoid From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

Deffinitely Airplane  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineFlightSimFreak From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 720 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2394 times:

UA_727... It's "We've got clearance, Clarence... roger, Rodger... What's our vector, Victor..." It was a play on the crewmembers' names... Captain Clarence Ouver, Rodger Unger, and Victor Dunn.

User currently offlineTbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

Airplane  Smile/happy/getting dizzy "The Cockpit, what is it" "Its the place where the pilots sit, but that's not important right now".

Tom


User currently offlinePlanelover From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

Hey all,

"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.

Anyways, Have fun.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
PL


User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2374 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.  Smile


User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

All right, lets see here.

Good true life stories

Fire and Rain (About Delta Air Lines Flight 191 in DFW)
Crash (About Eastern Airlines Flight 401)
Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (Obvious Subject)

Good Fiction

Airport 1975
The Langoliers
Executive Decision
Pandora's Clock
Medusa's Child


Good Comedy

Airplane

Mediocre

Airport 77
Airport 79
Ghost of Flight 401
(This should probably go under comedy)
Top Gun

Best of All

Airport



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User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2326 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.

Poor ones:
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?

SailorOrion


User currently offlinePlanelover From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

NZ767, from what I understand the 747-100/200 had a spiral stairs and the 747-300/400 had a strait stairs. That the way it looks on the Boeing web site, but somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

"Falling from the Sky" (based on the story of the Gimli glider) was a fairly good movie too.
Anyways, have fun.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
PL


User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

1) Strategic Air Command -Jimmy Stewert 1955 ish, Love the old planes and the story is not too bad

2) Airplane!!! speaks for it's self


3) Airport Dino as a pilot.... flaming runway deicers, stuck 707's, F/A's with metal in there eye !!!!







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