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Movies that made planes famous

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posted on Sep, 27 2006 @ 09:39 AM
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Originally posted by ch1466

The Firefox is the MiG-31.



The Firefox is fictional. The Mig-31 is codenamed Foxhound by NATO.

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posted on Sep, 27 2006 @ 11:55 AM
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Originally posted by crgintx
The SR-71 movie everyone seems to forget is called Final Approach with Hector Elizando as the Dr. and James B Sikking as the pilot. It was also featured in the movie D.A.R.Y.L. .


Final Approach!!
Yes!! thats the one

finally got it..
Thanks for the input!; just couldn't remember the name!

Here's the trailer. Its got the 'These planes are made of plastic!!' bit I was talking about!

I must've seen this over a decade ago but still a very vivid memory!



posted on Sep, 27 2006 @ 12:09 PM
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Airplane... At least it made the autopilot famous.



posted on Sep, 27 2006 @ 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by Daedalus3

Originally posted by crgintx
The SR-71 movie everyone seems to forget is called Final Approach with Hector Elizando as the Dr. and James B Sikking as the pilot. It was also featured in the movie D.A.R.Y.L. .


Final Approach!!
Yes!! thats the one

finally got it..
Thanks for the input!; just couldn't remember the name!

Here's the trailer. Its got the 'These planes are made of plastic!!' bit I was talking about!

I must've seen this over a decade ago but still a very vivid memory!


I saw it back about 4years ago on DVD. It's a great little cult flick. Your signature isn't that from Space: Above and Beyond? I alway liked eyeballing Christine Cloak. She could give Angelina Jolie deep breathing lessons when she wore that grey tank top.

TAV-1 - Space: Above and Beyond



posted on Sep, 27 2006 @ 07:29 PM
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The Firefox is fictional. The Mig-31 is codenamed Foxhound by NATO.


You're right, but the novel (and movie) Firefox was also the MiG-31. The real aircraft came out after the fictional aircraft. No real similarities funnily enough.

KP was right, I got my Migs confused, Mig-28s were indeed Top Gun.



posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 12:20 AM
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Originally posted by ch1466
the B-25...the flick with Mad Max Gibson as the pilot who went into Suspended Animation after his sweetie died.


Speaking of Aussies with apparent anti-semitic tendencies and their movies...

The autogyro from Mad Max 2 and the (uuugly) Airtruk from Beyond Thunderdome, both of them "piloted" by Bruce Spence.



The A-4 also comes out as at least equal to the F-14 in TGun.


I dunno. All I remember it doing was being driven by Vampire (?) to get and be gotten by Maverick. It didn't partake in any of the "real" action.



Let us not forget the C-130 from 'The Green Berets'.


Or that brilliantly staged cargo net fight in the aforementioned Living Daylights when it was pretending to be...Just what was it the producers thought it looked like in Soviet colours? Not to mention the wonderful sounds of the cylinders stopping as it ran out of fuel


And what's the thing Brosnan put through ten Gs at the start of Goldeneye? I assumed it was a Pilatus...



posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 02:14 AM
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Originally posted by HowlrunnerIV

Originally posted by V Kaminski
The SR-71 flick sounds nifty... anyone with a name?


What's that one about the robot boy who nicks one to get home? S.I.M.O.N. or something?

tv (mini)series: Hawkwer Hurricane - Piece of Cake.

What's the plane in Snakes on a Plane? (Haven't seen it yet)

F117 (cough!) and 747 - Executive Decision

Broken Arrow was actually (wait for it) the B3! go back and look at the model and listen to the dialogue...

B 25 Mitchell - 30 seconds over Tokyo

Grumman Wildcat, Mitsubishi Zero and Douglas Dauntless or Devastator (I think) - Midway

Banshee - The Bridges at Toko Ri (love that movie).

more tv (live!) B36 (Peacemaker?) - Fail Safe

And then there is Jimmy Stewart flying everything in the arsenal in The Strategic Air Command Story (or something...)

The bridges of Toko Ri is a great movie and easily my top 5 all time. I think the Carrier shots were of the Oriskany sister ship to my Fathers old ship the Kearsarge.
I need to get a DVD of it and The SAC story with Stewart is simply amazing as well.



posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 02:30 AM
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The Huey:

The A-Team
Tour of Duty
Platoon
Any and all other Vietnam movies :p

Bell 222:

Airwolf

Aerospatiale Gazelle:

Blue Thunder (albeit heavely modified)

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posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 02:56 AM
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Can anyone remember what the plane was in The Cruise of the Condor?

Anyone who has the stomach for it should watch Nazi propaganda films for aircraft. The Nazis really loved their planes.



posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 06:54 AM
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Originally posted by crgintx

I saw it back about 4years ago on DVD. It's a great little cult flick. Your signature isn't that from Space: Above and Beyond? I alway liked eyeballing Christine Cloak. She could give Angelina Jolie deep breathing lessons when she wore that grey tank top.

TAV-1 - Space: Above and Beyond


Yup..
Great show IMO.. pity it got cancelled before the end of the first season even!
I think the cancellation was because of the political undertones of the whole invitro gestated humans bit!

If we were talking sci-fi,I'd add the HammerHeads(SA-43 endo-exo attack jets)



posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 07:06 AM
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Cool air/space craft in Above and Beyond. Didn't like the series though. Pilots also taking part in ground-attacks? Anyone who has any knowledge of the military knows that isn't the case.

Anyway, aircraft in movies.

747 - Airforce One

Spirit of St.Louis - film of same name (James Stewart as Charles Lindberg)

Zeppelins in the film Zeppelin and Hindenberg

Cessna - The Rescue of Flight 771 (Scott Bakula)

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posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 07:13 AM
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Can't get the handle on this editing stuff. My changes didn't happen!

Zeppelin was a WW1 film with Michael York. Good movie.

Wasn't the Hindenberg in 'Indiana Jones and the Holy Grail'? Also a Fiesler Storch in the same film, with Bf.108s pretending to be Bf.109s shooting the place up.



posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by jimboman
Cool air/space craft in Above and Beyond. Didn't like the series though. Pilots also taking part in ground-attacks? Anyone who has any knowledge of the military knows that isn't the case.


Just note that those weren't just AF pilots in Space: Above and Beyond..
They were Marines from a futuristic space-faring version of the USMC.
The USMC has a air wing in which marines fly jets like the Harrier and Hornet.



Marine attack aviation flies the AV-8 Harrier II, and the single-seat and dual-seat versions of the F/A-18 Hornet. The AV-8 Harrier II is a VTOL aircraft that can operate from amphibious assault ships. The F/A-18 can only be flown from land or aircraft carriers. Both are slated to be replaced by the F-35B.
Source




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posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 11:28 AM
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Originally posted by Daedalus3

Originally posted by jimboman
Cool air/space craft in Above and Beyond. Didn't like the series though. Pilots also taking part in ground-attacks? Anyone who has any knowledge of the military knows that isn't the case.


Just note that those weren't just AF pilots in Space: Above and Beyond..
They were Marines from a futuristic space-faring version of the USMC.
The USMC has a air wing in which marines fly jets like the Harrier and Hornet.

[edit on 28-9-2006 by Daedalus3]


It was an ok series. The USAF had already been contacted for Stargate SG-1 as its sci-fi recruitment series and told Fox to go take a hike(applause). BTW The largest career field in the USAF are the groundpouding Security Police who are essential the AF version of the infantry. Can't trust the Gyrines or Grunts to keep the enemy out of our perimeter long enough to launch the first strike. I carried an M-16 every time we had an exercise in Korea.



posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 11:24 PM
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Originally posted by jimboman
Wasn't the Hindenberg in 'Indiana Jones and the Holy Grail'? Also a Fiesler Storch in the same film, with Bf.108s pretending to be Bf.109s shooting the place up.


The Count's invention also features heavily in The Adventures of the Rocketeer, along with the Granville Brothers flying coffin, a clapped out "Jenny" (every 30s barnstormer's 'plane), an autogyro and a beautiful scene featuring a model of the Spruce Goose...

Are you sure it was a Stork? I seem to recall it as a biplane with rear gunner's seat and Senior taking out the vertical fin...(By the way, The Holy Grail was Monty Python's first movie, you're thinking of The Last Crusade:roll


I remember the show pretty well, but not the aircraft. There was a soap on Aussie tv a long time ago called The Flying Doctors about...the flying doctors (eventually it changed networks and became RFDS - Royal Flying Doctor's Service). In reality the RFDS used to use the DeHavilland Australia Nomad, but in the show, I can't remember, probably a King Air or something available.



posted on Sep, 29 2006 @ 03:13 AM
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Towards the unknown ( william Holden ) X-51
FLynig tigers - P 40



posted on Sep, 30 2006 @ 04:10 AM
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Flightplan - Airbus A3880 (even though it looked more like the old MD concept for a two tier airliner).

A bridge too far - Airspeed Horsa (glider)

Thundeball - Avro Vulcan

Jensy



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 02:52 PM
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F14's "Splashing" Japanese zero's in "The final Countdown" Some good scenes of disimilar aircraft combat with the Tomcat's trying to fly slow enough to dogfight with the zero's.

Sv...Out!



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 11:24 AM
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The Right Stuff (1983)

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Stealth (2005)

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Firebirds (1990)

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Flight of the Intruder (1991)

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Top Gun (1986)

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Iron Eagle I (1986)

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Iron Eagle II (1988)

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Iron Eagle III (1992)

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Iron Eagle IV (1995)

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The final countdown (1980)

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Les chevaliers du ciel (2005)

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Airwolf (1984)

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Blue Thunder (1983)

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Firefox (1982)

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Red Flag: The ultimate game (1981)

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Into the sun (1992)

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Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

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Midway (1976)

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Mosquito squadron (1969)

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Memphis Belle (1990)

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Battle of Britain (1969)

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The Concorde ... Airport '79 (1979)

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Air America (1990)

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The Hunters (1958)

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Supercarrier (1988)

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Independence Day (1996)

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Flight of Black Angel (1991)

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Interceptor (1992)

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Baa Baa Black Sheep (1976)

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Fighter squadron (1948)

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The Tuskegee airmen (1995)

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The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

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Men of the Fighting Lady (1954)

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Strategic Air Command (1955)

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A gathering of eagles (1963)

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We were soldiers (2002)

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Behind enemy lines (2001)

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Pearl Harbour (2001)

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Flyboys (2006)

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BAT 21 (1988)

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Air Force One (1997)

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Pensacola Wings of gold (1997)

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Tactical Assault (1998)

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Desert Thunder (1998)

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JAG (1995)

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Invasion Earth (1998)

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Samurai Commando Mission 1549 (2005)

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posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 09:13 PM
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True Lies has some great scenes with Harrier jets, very cool.
Also the bell 212 made famous by AIrwolf



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