United_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7505 posts, RR: 7 Posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 995 times:
I started watching the original series from the beginning . I love the original Airport scenes. I love seeing the original Aloha 'Funbird' and Hawaiian shortie DC-9's and all the great UA DC-8's. But what really caught my interest is,what had to be the 1970 season,Mc Garret met 'the govenor' at the gate @ HNL . Low and behold they met a 'DC guy' onboard a new UA 747-100 in the stars and bars colors. It was really cool to see,in color,what the first class section looked like when they were new.
Anyways,I always love seeing the classic planes from the old TV shows and movies.
'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
Airport has been one of my favorite movies since I was a kid...
LOVE old airplane movies too! The whole Airport series is just awesome!
However... "Airplane" has got to be one of the best ever! Showing a beautiful (TWA-ish) 707 and completely using prop-engine sounds the whole time! LOVE IT! Then landing with the gear up...and taking off "gear up" with "Auto" flying it!!!
DL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1968 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 994 times:
Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 2): Yep. Bullet is one of the best airplane scenes ever.
Agreed...Interior scenes shot on an actual PAA 707, not on a mockup. When they open the cabin door from inside, you can see the door stops mounted inside the doorway (that is the dead giveaway for a real airplane vs. a mockup).
The aerial shots in the movie "Skyjacked" are pretty good too.
One of the cheesiest movies, "Gidget Goes Hawaiian," which was from like 1960. They flew to the Aloha state on board a United Airlines Mainliner early DC-8 complete with curtains, Palomar seats with those seatback reading lights. And the shots of the plane flying were also cool. They actually got the details right whereas many movies including Zero Hour back in the day were chincy and used DC-6/7 cabin and exterior shots though the plane was supposed to be a jet!