I thought the original Airport was pretty well researched. In fact, it inspired me to choose aviation as a career. I sent a letter to Robert Wise, who I believe directed it (back in 1970) and he personally wrote me back thanking me for my comments and he was happy I enjoyed the movie. As a side note, I was also in MSP during the filming of some of the inside scenes, they shot most of them at 3:00am! They had originally wanted to use ORD but the City of Chicago wouldn't let them, but the opening auto parking scenes are from the ORD car lot that stands where the multilevel structure is now. I wonder if the CO bombing back in 1962 was an inspiration for this movie.
Fly North Central Airlines..The route of the Northliners!