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What Is Sud?

Mon Jul 10, 2000 5:03 am

What do you mean by SUD?

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RE: What Is Sud?

Mon Jul 10, 2000 6:01 am

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RE: Aviation Mistakes In Movies.

Mon Jul 10, 2000 7:25 am

Delta Force with Chuck Norris has great shots inside a MOAF 707-139. The cockpit even shows placards with the planes' real registration, N778PA. Not many films are filmed inside an actual aircraft, but this is one of them.
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RE: Ground Control

Mon Jul 10, 2000 12:11 pm

I just saw "Ground Control." When they show the crash site from the 747 that crashes at the beginning, you can clearly see the tail of the Delta L-1011 that crashed at DFW. And the 737 that made the difficult landing at the end belonged to America West. You could see "311" under the nosewheel, which made it N311AW, a 737-300.

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RE: For N863DA

Mon Jul 10, 2000 3:32 pm

IT WAS TAHITI YET THE ONLY PLANES I SAW WERE ALOHA AIRLINE PLANES... WHAT ABOUT AIR TAHITI NUI???? PLUS IT WAS ANOUNCED IN FRENCH THAT IT WAS FLYING TO NEW YORK, ALL THE WAY FROM TAHITI AND ON A B737, WHICH IS RIDICULOUS...I THINK THATS AN AVIATION MISTAKE
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RE: Macro

Mon Jul 10, 2000 5:28 pm

According to the Great Circle calculator,

http://www.chicago.com/airliners/gc.html

a Tahiti-Honolulu-LAX-JFK is JUST possible assuming that it's a 733.
 
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RE: Aviation Mistakes In Movies.

Mon Jul 10, 2000 6:25 pm

Talking about errors, Malaysian Airlines has been putting an add in Lebanese newspapers about upgrading their Beirut service from a 7772 to a 7474. But in the add's picture they show a 7473! No winglets, JT9D engines. I don't think they have 7473s, so probably the photo is computer designed.

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RE: Aviation Mistakes In Movies.

Mon Jul 10, 2000 9:52 pm

In Tommy Boy, inflight (WHile everyone is definately in the air), they show the aircraft flying with its landing gear out...

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RE: Aviation Mistakes In Movies.

Tue Jul 11, 2000 12:49 am

The produders generally hire industry professionals to look for mistakes and advise on accuracy. Obviously, they feel aviation issues aren't worth the trouble. I disagree, I'm not a professional by any means, but these mistakes really bug me. They do the same thing with cars a lot. They could at least substitute comparable aircraft like a DC10 for an L-1011 or a Boeing for an Airbus counterpart, making sure at least the location and number of engines is consistant. When they switch a 747 for a 727, I mean come on! You don't have to know anything to realize that last plane had engines on the wings. Anyway, speaking of planes and media, during the opening theme of The Sopranos, 2 aircraft can be seen taking off. I think they are a B727 and an MD80. Anyone know for sure? Its tough, they are very distant and appear for a few seconds. Considering the show takes place in NJ, I suspect these aircraft are taking off from Newark. Anyone?
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RE: Aviation Mistakes In Movies.

Tue Jul 11, 2000 1:08 am

The worst offenders are the US made-for-TV films. To illustrate, let me offer the following gem: SST: Death Flight (1977).

The supersonic transport (actually a cardboard cutout) resembles a Convair B-58 with its sleek ramjets replaced by high-bypass turbofans on pylons. The quality of the aeronautical props is rivalled by that of the doomed jet's intrepid crew, mostly cast-offs from TV classics like the Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island. The film's saving grace: during a preflight check were are treated to a genuine Rolls-Royce RB211 and part of its owner's port wing.

My favorite movie starring an airplane? Airport (the original one), with honorable mention to the episode of Twilight Zone in which a ghost appears outside a DC-7.
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RE: Aviation Mistakes In Movies.

Tue Jul 11, 2000 5:05 am

I know this isn’t airliner related but I once saw afterburners on a F117 Stealth Fighter in some Steven Segal action flick (I don’t remember the name). The whole point being that the plane was designed to have a reduced heat signature. That’s right up there with the tire screeching noises while driving on dirt in the Dukes of Hazard.

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