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Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 12:36 am

Hello everybody.

This is something just about all of us have experienced. You are watching a movie or a television-series where a plane is involved. All of a sudden,the plane you were watching is a different type. I'll give you an example:

On an episode of the series "Martial Law" Some of the actors were flying in a plane carrying prisoners to a jail. From the outside you can clearly see that the plane is a Boeing 737. They show the outside shot of the 737 several times. BUT, when they have landed they come walking out of what appears to be a SUD Caravelle. Hmmmm. You don't have to be an aviation expert to see that it isn't the same plane.

Have you seen a similar incident?

Hope to get some replies.

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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 12:53 am

In "Top Gun" the movie (yes I know it's military)" they show a shot of an aircraft with "515" painted on its flaps, waiting on the cat of CVN-65 (enterprise) That aircraft is a KA-6D, they then show a shot of that aircraft taking off, and it becomes an F-14.



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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 1:00 am

I might add that its not readily noticeable to anyone who doesn't know anythign about military aviation, but it stands out a lot to me.

There are many mistakes in movies where they say it's one type, but really it's another.

Iron Eagle- MIG-23's are actually IAI Kfir, USAF F-16's are actually IAF F-16's

Top Gun- No such things as MIG-28's, they are actually T-38's

The Right Stuff- The NF-104 is an F-104 (subtle difference between the two)

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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 1:06 am

I saw some dumb movie about an airline pilot. First they showed the crew standing by a 737, United I think
then when they took off it all of the sudden became an Air Canada 767!!! Durning the end of the film
the captain announced that it was a Gallant something
(There is no such company as Gallant) but it ended up a 757.

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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 1:23 am

Somewhat aviation related, in those Bruce Willis Die Hard movies, the number 2 sequal, he is supposed to be at one of the Wash DC airports. Notice the company name on one of the pay-phones he gets on...Pacific Bell. DOH!
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 1:25 am

Two Soviet movies: in one of them there is a Tu134 outside (actually a model) but Il18 inside; in another they show Il86 interior but a Western-built twin from outside (I think it was Air Inter Mercure). Another very annoying thing (not in these two movies, but in general) - the cabin is SILENT, with NO engine noise!
 
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 1:33 am

In "Top Gun", Maverick loses an both engines. His number 2 engine flames out first but he calls it engine 1. Then, the left engine goes and he calls it engine 2! That really got me going!
 
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 1:52 am

this is military but you'll forgive me:
In Rambo III Mil Mi-24 is actually Stallion with "wings"
also there appears that SOviet AF used Bell Cobras against Afghanistan

there was a nice line in Passenger 57 (I'm not sure if it is the right title, it was translated to Croatian)
Lockheed Tristar lands on small GA airport and when it overflies
city sherrif says:
"The biggest d*mn Cessna I've ever seen" (of course the intonation was like a joke)
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 1:53 am

Some additional discrepancies in the movie Top Gun:

When Iceman's and Slider's F14 got shot up initially, he shut down one of the engines. But then when the airplane got shot up again, Slider called out that both engines were functioning.

After the shootem up with the Migs when the CO approached Maverick to offer him his choice of duty stations, the locker next to Maverick's was marked Goose.

All in all, it was a cool movie.
 
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 2:02 am

Some generalities: 1) Cockpits are made to appear much roomier than they actually are, while they are in most cases quite cramped. 2) Too quiet interior sound levels. 3) Very obvious use of various footage...and often aircraft types...to represent a single flight. 4) The use of aviation jargon layed on too thick...or conversely...far too rudimentary with the very obvious things that are usually left unsaid explicitly stated.
 
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 2:06 am

In the movie MI-2, the opening scenes show a 747-400 flying (winglets are visible) but the cockpit views during the hijacking show a crew of 3! 744's major advance, of course, is the 2-crew cockpit.

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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 3:04 am

In one movie I once saw (Cant remember the name.) some people were discussing and showing some pictures of private jets. Some of the planes mentioned were Learjet, Gulfstream, and a Cessna Skylane. ??????

I had no idea that the Skylane was a privat jet. The picture was actually showing a Cessna Citation, which is probably what they meant to say.  
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 3:05 am

In the Foo Fighters music video for "learn to fly", they show 1 of the band looking at a 767 safety card, when the a/c takes off its a 737-200 and when it lands its obviously a 727-200.
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Tell Me...

Wed Nov 08, 2000 3:23 am

This honestly has very little to do with my topic, but anyway I just have to ask.  

1. Have you seen U2's latest music video? (Don't worry I'll get to the point.)

2. How many times is an aircraft shown?

3. And how many different types of aircrafts can be seen during the music video?

Tough questions indeed. Does anyone have any answers?

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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 8:55 am

In Mission to Moscow (Police Academy 7), they fly in Il-62, and come out on the ground from Il-86. Screw ups everywhere!
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 8:59 am

The made for TV movie, Nowhere to Land, shows the 747 as a 742, but in the cockpit there's only a 2 man crew!
 
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 9:29 am

This is going to be juvenile and pathetic, but has anyone seen Home Alone  

In the first one the show the family running to a gate to catch a flight to Paris. The plane is an American DC-10! The interior seems to be the first class of an American DC-10. OK, so far! When they show the plane landing in Paris, it's an American 757! Then the mother gets on a flight to DFW, on an MD-80  So you can see there will always be discrepancies, but some are so far fetched, but honestly, 11 hours in an MD-80, ORY-DFW, talk about OUCH  

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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 9:37 am

The thing I hate the most, that happens in nearly every movie, is on the outside it is a 747-100 or -200, and the cockpit & interior is a -400.
 
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 9:37 am

In the movie "The Wedding Singer" Adam Sandler is shown sitting in fron of a stairwell to an upper floor during flight. When they show the outside of the plane, it is a DC-10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish those film editors could actually learn a few things about what they are editing!
 
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 9:46 am

On an episode of Rosanne the family takes a trip to Hawaii, now there are a breife 3 seconds when a B737 is shown flying. There are a few problems: A) I don't know of many 737's from North America flown to Hawaii, B) the seat config was 3-3-3.
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 9:59 am

Aloha flys their 737-700s from OAK-HNL

On the TV film "Nowwhere to Land", all it was was footage from Executive Decsiion. During the take-off, the plane still had the hole in the fuselage from Executive Decsision!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 10:02 am

In the movie French Kiss they show a flight from Toronto to Paris using an Air Canada A320.... I'll give them points for at least getting Air Canada correct.
 
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 10:34 am

Ok not necessarily what you are all talking about but when you see planes at airports that you know where filmed in Hollywood at LAX and are shown at Dallas or Chicago. There was some airplane movie I saw on USA network where they are in Pheonix and it shows a Qantas 744 taking off just as a Cathay Pacific 744 is landing and there is a United widebody along with some European airline that only goes into NYC. You can tell that they are messing up but I guess they don't care, or think that we will care. Also another question. I was watching CNN today (11-7, Pacific Time) and there was a paine webber comercial of all the things they have for buisness people around the world and it was at the airport. I saw an Ansett A320 taking off. Why would they have this filmed in Australia (or Indonesia)? Aren't they based in the USA? Are they Australian? OK just a question out of curiousity. You can reply if you have any knowledge.
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 1:23 pm

I am surprised nobody said Tommy Boy. When they are boarding the plane to Chicago, they show an L-1011. When they are shown taxiing (just before tommy's safety schpill), they show a 747 landing gear (The four sets of main gear) While in the air, they are filming a 767 2-3-2 layout and lavatory configuration.
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 1:54 pm

I have seen a hundred of times some other movies I don't remember name of it. There are too many old movies in the past! I noticed many of them change picture two or more different type of aircrafts! A lot of people don't know what type aircraft is it! I asked my worker while we were outside. I point the plane was approach, what kind of aircraft do you think is it? He said, oh umm, that's 747. I said nope! It's 727! See this, that's why many people don't know what kind of the plane! Same thing, movie makers are not know about this.

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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Wed Nov 08, 2000 11:20 pm

First of all I'd like to thank everyone who have shared this with the rest of us.

Secondly, I saw the movie "Air Force One" not to long ago. The plane is shown several times from the outside, and it is clearly a B747-200 or 100. In the cocpit, I seem to recall there beeing 3 crew-members. But I noticed that the upper section of the 747 seemed very long indeed. Is it actually from a 747-300/400? I have never been on a 747-200, but I cant imagine the upper section being this long.

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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Thu Nov 09, 2000 2:26 am

YES! and its so annoying 
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Thu Nov 09, 2000 3:24 am

Thom@s..
I have been on the upper deck of a BA 742, flew ORD- LHR last summer..I was surprised how roomy the upper deck was, but I haven`t flown on a EUD 747..In either "Critical Decision " or " Air Force One " the aircraft is a 742, but the cockpit is 744. bad...

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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Thu Nov 09, 2000 5:07 am

In the movie "The in-laws" (an oldie from the early 80's, they show Alan Arkin getting into a Lear 23, Once the plane takes off, the inflight shots show constant changes to a Lear 24 and back to a Lear 23, once they turned it into a Lear 35! By the way, I might add that that scene is the funniest flying related scene in my opinion (the part with the Chinese F/A). Also, whoever mentioned nowhere to land, I saw that too, and wondered if it was the same plane from Executive Decision.

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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Thu Nov 09, 2000 7:20 am

I also saw a movie where I saw an aircraft with fire on the wing, and on the wing there was an engine. then the aircraft landed and it was a caravelle with engines on the rear.
 
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Thu Nov 09, 2000 8:42 am

I just vinished watching the movie L'espace1 was refering to "On a Wing and a Prayer" one of the worst aerplane movies EVER made. Useless pilots, useless cabin crew-sets are shocking, too big to be a 737, too small for a 757. At one point the senior F/A finds a way into the cargo hold, a galley cart falls over the door-trapping her!!!!! Nobody even bothers to pick it up and check if she is ok, even though half the pax knows she is down there. The captain just barks out orders, while the only thing the co-pilot can say is "it does not look good" AAAAAGGGGHHHHH
Half the wing explodes, resulting in a cabin attendant saying to a pax "I've just had about enough of you" giving him that "wagon dragon" look
After the landing, we see a Caravelle-I fellt like cutting my wrists with a spoon!
This movie is to be avoided at ALL costs!!
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Thu Nov 09, 2000 9:25 am


Speaking of "Nowwhere to land", I was also impressed how they extended the range of a B747-200 to fly LAX-SYD non-stop????

My top-ten hates of movies with aircraft:

10. - Silence inside the pax cabin;
9. - 3-man crews in aircraft not requiring an FE (ie. B744);
8. - Aisles that are about 5-6 feet wide in economy cabin;
7. - Allways an all female cabin crew;
6. - Cabin Manager walking through main cabin of a B747 then comes through the cockpit door in the next shot;
5. - Engines going out one-by-one and smoking while slowly running out of fuel;
4. - The same air-to-air shot used over and over and over etc... in the same movie;
3. - Cruising altitude appears to be amongst the cumulus cloud layer;
2. - The aircraft on the outside is different to the aircraft on the inside, or it changes during the show;
1. - When they call aircraft something it is not, or quote more pax than the aircraft can carry.

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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Thu Nov 09, 2000 9:30 am

Ok well this might be a little off topic but here goes:

Anytime a book with planes has been remade into a movie, they screwed it up:
good examples:

John J Nance's Pandora's Box and Medusa's Child, both were made into miniseries.

In medusas child the plane was a 727... in the TV series it was changed to a 3 crew member 737-200!

In Pandora's Box the plane was a 747-400, that was switched to a 747-200 in the movie, but they kept the -400 flight deck.

Also about die hard 2: Ok so much in this movie is WRONG... moving the ILS by tapping a computer screen, dont think so, cutting off the control tower by digging up a few cables.... again, dont think so.

The was a movie back in the early 80s called black angel... terrible... most of the footage looks stolen from Iron Eagle.

Iron Eagle 2, the Migs are F-4s!

There was a series back in 88 or 89 called SuperCarrier, all the migs in it were F-5s or T-33s. And all the marine corps fighters were Mirages or A-4s.

However some of the more recent movies have been better: Like Pushing Tin, most of the planes at least look right (internally as well) and have the right flight decks, even though 90% of them are computer generated. Although ill withhold comment on how they depicted the ATCs....

Another not bad one is the 1st Delta Force: the 707 interiors look fairly accurate... and ATW is a good anagram of TWA, an incident that happend to TWA is what the movie was based off of.

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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Thu Nov 09, 2000 9:38 am

Actually, in the John Nance book Medusa's Child, it is a 737..
 
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Thu Nov 09, 2000 3:07 pm

I don't understand why movies and tv shows can't get anything right when it comes to airplanes. It think its a inside joke or something. Just about every movie I see, and I see a ton of them, there is always something wrong when it comes to airliners. Here are a few newer movies not mentioned.

1. Sure The 747-200 cool private jet for Austin Powers. Unfortuantly the first 747 flight was in 1969. Maybe he got the first one.

2. "Here on Earth" has a bunch of mess ups. Parts set in the mid 80's show the young couple on on a plane which is American's seats. Out the window you can see clearly the new paint job for United. Then on take off its a TWA 747. Near the end there is a total rip off of southwest scheme but different logos and name.

3. "Almost Famous" does a great job showing airlines of the past, although naturally one mistake.. They show a Eastern 727 with winglets.

4. "Charlies Angels". Terrible opening scene. What looks like a A320 on the outside, although is such a bad special effect its hard to tell what kind of plane it was. Anyway inside is a 767 lay out. First class has a big flat panel TV with sound, no head phones needed I guess. The plane has the smallest coach section I've ever seen for a 767.
 
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Thu Nov 09, 2000 3:41 pm

In the book "Medusa's Child" the plane is a 727. Near the end they talk about how a 737 was able to land on an aircraft carrier and the captain thought his 727 could do it too, because of the headwind they would have.
 
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Thu Nov 09, 2000 11:51 pm

Not a screw-up per se, but perhaps a bad decision: On airline TV advertisements, they always show the company's biggest plane flying gracefully above the clouds. During one particular commercial (can't remember which airline), if you noticed the wingtips violently bouncing up and down, you could clearly see the plane was experiencing turbulance during the shoot. Hmm, not a smart move if you ask me.
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Fri Nov 10, 2000 12:03 am

JetService--- Here in Norway, the airline comercials 99% of the time never even show an aircraft at all. In the newest comercials for Braathens and SAS, both locations are inside the terminal during security control.

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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Fri Nov 10, 2000 12:07 am

Recently saw a movie that showed a B707 in the clouds and the soundtrack was that of a propeller plane!
 
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Fri Nov 10, 2000 8:03 am

every time I see a movie inside the plane, there is always a nice, soft sound... Excuse me, but on 747, this sound is so noisy and annoying !
 
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Fri Nov 10, 2000 11:53 am

Raggi: The reason that they show a 742 in "Air Force One" with a 744 flight deck is because Air Force One has the upgraded flight deck, along with other upgrades that we may never know about. I found that out while watching the DVD version of "Air Force One" in the special section of the DVD.
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Fri Nov 10, 2000 5:40 pm

The Iron Eagle series where classics for aircraft screw ups.

#1 used Kfir fighters for the migs!
#2 The migs to begin with, as already had been mentioned. And then the russians left on a 707 that was oddly painted in El-Al colors.
#3 That movie was a classic. A "stock" Cessna twin that could make the round trip to Peru? Let alone what they where doing with that C-123. I didn't know the USAF had them in the early 1990's. All of the really faky cockpits for all of the WWII fighters. Mounting stolen USAF missles on them. And that Me-109 looked a lot like a B model P-51 to me. But you had to love the Reynolds Wrap gag.....Use your chaff.

other foul ups I have noticed.

Midway: The opening shot is of a B-25 on it's way to bomb Tokyo during the Doolittle raid. They show the aircraft from the cockpit flying at low altitude, around trees and manuving to avoid detection. It was a good thing that they where visual because none of the flight instruments moved during the whole shot.

Then we have the scene where Heston is killed landing his mortally wounded aircraft on the Enterprise. They have him in a nice SBD cockpit mockup, which he is supposed to be in. But that airplane turns into a TBD during the approach, a Hellcat fighter during the landing and is that panther jet that is allways used for carrier crash scenes, when it hits. Funny part is the pilot of the panther jet lived.

The Hunt for Red October.

That same Panther Jet that crashed on the Enterprise during Midway also crashed on the latter Nuclear powered Enterprise.

It also amazes me how many U.S. Law Enforcement agencies in the movies are using C registered helicopters.










 
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Sat Nov 11, 2000 2:53 am

I'm surprised no-one mentioned Turbulence (1 and 2) - the exterior shots are of an old JAL 747-100, which miraculously becomes a -400 when the interior shots are shown!
 
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Sat Nov 11, 2000 6:44 pm

Very few movie or TV companies make any serious attempt to be accurate in their portrayal of aircraft scenes. There are all sorts of reasons for this, cost being one of the main ones. US TV companies use "stock" footage whenever they can. This means aircraft often change versions, and even type or manufacturere, between take-off and landing. British TV companies often make more of an effort, especially if making a "period" drama. One episode pf "Poirrot", for example. featured DH89 Dragon Rapides and DC-3's. An episode of "The House of Elliot" (set in the 1920's) featured an obviously specially constructed Imperial Airways bi-plane tailplane (the sequence was set at Brooklands).
I'm also not too hard on film companies using substitute military jets. When "Top Gun" was made in 1986, there were not too many Migs available for film use and so a Western alternative had to be used. This is not the first time this has happened. The film "Skyjacked" in 1972, featured Fepublic F-84's Thunderstreaks as Russian fighters. Also, when shooting a World War 2 epic, such as "Battle of Britain", the versions of the actual aircraft used in 1940 simply no longer existed and so later versions had to be used. Sometimes movie producers just have to make the best of what they can lay their hands on.
 
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Sat Nov 11, 2000 7:03 pm

The movie 'The Brady Bunch-Hawaiian Adventure' showed them flying from Los Angelas to Honolulu on a Hawaiian Airlines DC-9! The interior was a widebody of some sort. We all know that Hawaiian Airlines do not fly there DC-9s over the Pacific to the mainland.
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Sat Nov 11, 2000 7:06 pm

Was the Battle of Britain the movie where the substituded Casa 2109(Me-109's with merlin engines) for RAF Spitfires?

And then they had them scramble to intercept Casa 2111 (HE 111 again with Merlin engines) that where being escorted by Seafires painted up in Luftwaffe colors???
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Sat Nov 11, 2000 7:44 pm

Aircraft used in "Battle of Britain"

Spitfires were used as Spitfires although none were Mk1's as was used in 1940. Some were Griffon engined versions too.

Hurricanes - I think three were available for filming, again, later versions than those used in the actual Battle

Percival Proctors - modified to look like Junkers Ju-87 Stuka's. They were not actually used in the end and all the Stukas shots are of models.

Hispano HA-1112 Buchon - Rolls Royce Merlin engined versions of the Messerschmitt Bf-109. No Daimller Benz Bf-109's existed in 1968 when the film was made.

CASA 2111 - Merlin engined version of the Heinkel He-111. Again, the only versions available.

CASA 52 - Spanish built version of the Ju-52 airliner.

The Sptfires and Hurricanes were painted in reasonably accurate Battle of Britain camouflage colours although the squadron codes were fictitious and the codes were white instead of the correct grey. This was a deliberate decision by the director as white stood out better on film.

Numerous mock up aircraft were used for destruction shots and a North American B-25 Mitchell was used as a camera ship.
 
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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Sat Nov 11, 2000 11:36 pm

On the Discovery Channels 1 hour show on the Boeing 777, they showcase an AA flight from Dallas to London. The takeoff and landing shots show mountains in the background that look like they are in the California or Arizona. You would expect a documentry to be accurate.
 
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RE: Wannabe

Tue Nov 14, 2000 4:44 pm

What is this 777 program called, and when is it on?

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RE: Airplanes On TV: Mistakes.

Tue Nov 14, 2000 5:05 pm

I saw ine american movie called:
"If it is tuesday we are in Belgium" (I'm not quite sure but this was translation)
well tourist group landed at Heathrow - but it wasn't Heathrow
but Zagreb, I don't know if any who watched it but you would propably notice that it isn't LHR, I recognized ZAG only because I live there so I am frequently on airport
(and there were other scenes showing Zagreb as Paris!!!)

also funny thing in BBC documentary Full Circle with Michael Palin
{of course it was intentional}
they takeoff from SFO to Seattle - and then Palin
says that pilots let him land in Seattle
so he lands in Seattle and says
we landed in Seattle ... the home of Boeing simulators
{and then the camera shows simulator exterior{
isn't a mistake but funny trick
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