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Airplane Movies

Sat Oct 25, 2003 4:28 am

I have started this topic myself not long ago but can't find it with the
search function (couldn't you specify how far back you would like to search
before?). Anyway, just saw "Airport 80". Here are some of the funnies.

The Concorde takes off from the US and is immediately attacked by a
goalseeking robot. After a few rolls (!) the Concorde escapes and does not
turn back but just continues over the Atlantic. Still over the Atlantic, close
to Paris it gets attacked by an F4 Phantom (!) that shoots a few
air-to-air heat seaking missiles at it. Nothing that the now seasoned cockpit
crew can't handle. A few rolls (!), a LOOP (!) with the second officer shooting flares out of the now opened cockpit window (!) takes care of that attack.
They happily land in Paris, breaking a few nets that's been set up across the runway, and coming to a complete halt just meters from the end of the runway, courtesy of the last net that didn't break. All this because the
Concorde was so damaged after all these attacks and extreme flying.
Everybody happily disembarks and 2 (!) technicians are called to give the Concorde a check. The morning after everybody embarks for a continued flight (!!!) with the very same aircraft (!!!) to the final destination, Moscow.
No investigation whatsoever how it is possible with such bad luck as this
flight had and no search for structural damage on the aircraft after flying
like a Sukhoi display airplane.
Hmmmm, a robot attack on the US east coast followed by a fighter attack
near Paris followed by an emergency landing because of malfunctioning
systems after having performed rolls, a looping, an extremely hard take up after a dive etc, etc.
Anyway, on the new leg from Paris to Moscow the freight door comes open,
first just making people suspiscious with the noice and the carpet on
the floor acting strange and minor stuff like that. Here we have the Concorde
flying with an open cargo door and people aboard are not too disturbed.
Well, the whole story ends happily when after bellylanding the Concorde in
the midst of the Alps (large, rocky, mountains you know, easy to find a
good landing spot) everybody gets out of the aircraft and 5 seconds later
the plane tastefully explodes. Talk about lucky passengers and talk about

John G
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RE: Airplane Movies

Sat Oct 25, 2003 4:52 am

and....erm.....your point?

RE: Airplane Movies

Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:05 am

Welcome to Hollywood. Sensationalism at it's best.
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RE: Airplane Movies

Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:09 am

This is just all-day-life when You're flying.

Once the ac I was on would be attacked by a bunch of wild dogs (17 of them or so) who didn't like the noise. They bit in our nose gear, destroyed the tyre, at appr. 40 kts. but the pilot could rotate at 85 kts, just pulling hard enough on the yoke.
I also saw the robot. he actually wanted our 747 for a quick snack, when he saw concorde flying by and decided, to be a gourmet for the rest of the day. concorde had a hard day, our cpt. fell out of the open LH1 door when trying to throw an empty bottle of beer at the robot's head, trying to defeat this beast. First officer died after an attack by killer-bees which should actually have been transferred to research institute in London, but the shaking, when mr. robot grabbed our wing, opened the box, where these bees were stored.
This was the point when I got calm, a "stewardess" had to land the plane, but I've been on so many flights with the flight attendant flying (once was my fault - started a drinking contest against the cpt. and I won...)...

I hope we get more ptvs, because these robots, flying FAs, killer-bees make aviation so boring...

And the film industry could actually be more creative when writing the books for their films...filming boring all-day-life doesn't sell good...
Putana da Seatbeltz!
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RE: Airplane Movies

Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:28 am

My point beeing, John g, hmmmm, I rest my case.
We all know that anything goes when it comes to aviation in
movies. I was just spelling it out, taking one picture and point
out some of the monstrousities that's all right whenever flying and
aircraft are involved. Nothing new here. I know I am kicking in open

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RE: Airplane Movies

Sat Oct 25, 2003 6:20 am

Nudelhirsch, is that really true? I learn so much here on a.net.
We all know that once airborne you have to watch out for them
air missiles and stuff...
p.s. Like your humour???

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