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Brown-Eyed Ghoul August 24 2013 03:06 AM

TV/Media Avatar Contest: AVIATION!
 
Okay, this one is simple. Any movie, TV or other media in which the main focus is on aircraft and the people who fly them. It can be commercial, military or private flying; fiction, historical drama or documentary . No sci-fi or fantasy. I'll accept fictional aircraft if they're close enough to RL technology.

I'll open with my own entry: Jimmy Stewart in The Spirit of St. Louis (1957).

http://www.hostpic.org/images/1308240732440112.jpg

EDIT: Oh, and the usual board avatar rules apply, of course.

I Am The Walrus August 24 2013 04:07 AM

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http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/3323/izwg.jpg

antichristhill August 24 2013 06:48 AM

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^Very nice.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...psc5d02abd.jpg
Top Gun

Shanndee August 24 2013 07:23 AM

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http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2890/9...886bc8c2_q.jpg
The Right Stuff

The Haunting August 24 2013 11:10 AM

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scotpens wrote: (Post 8549221)
I'll accept fictional aircraft if they're close enough to RL technology.

I guess Airwolf's out then :lol:

I'll go with Richard Todd as Guy Gibson in The Dambusters

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ps7ef74c4c.jpg

Ar-Pharazon August 24 2013 01:23 PM

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One of the first movies I remember seeing in the theater.

http://img10.picoodle.com/i58o/arpha..._cf5_u9a07.jpg

Kai "the spy" August 24 2013 06:38 PM

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I hope this counts.
http://i.imgur.com/q4RUKfO.jpg?1

Brown-Eyed Ghoul August 24 2013 07:17 PM

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Shanndee wrote: (Post 8549839)
The Right Stuff

Although the movie is mainly about the Project Mercury astronauts, a good portion of it covers Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier in the Bell X-1, so I'll allow it in the interest of inclusiveness.

(At any rate, all seven of the original astronauts were military test pilots -- and way overqualified for the job.)

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Starkers wrote: (Post 8550151)
Quote:

scotpens wrote: (Post 8549221)
I'll accept fictional aircraft if they're close enough to RL technology.

I guess Airwolf's out then :lol:

Yep, I'd say Airwolf was borderline SF. There ain't no supersonic helicopters!

@ Kai "the spy": Around the World in 80 Days is fine with me. I didn't say it had to be heavier-than-air aviation.

Geoff Peterson August 24 2013 08:22 PM

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http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...psa9ab5c4e.jpg

Hans Von Hammer by Joe Kubert.

Brown-Eyed Ghoul August 24 2013 10:11 PM

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JiNX-01 wrote: (Post 8551357)
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ps7ddef284.jpg
Apollo 13

One of my all-time favorite movies.

Don't think I can accept that one. It's a great film but it's about a space mission, not flying per se.

(Of course, if you want to split hairs, you could say Kai's entry isn't principally about ballooning. But I already gave it a pass, so . . . :shrug:)

Let's try and keep these aircraft-related, shall we?

antichristhill August 24 2013 11:14 PM

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Red Tails or The Great Waldo Pepper would also be great entries.

J.T.B. August 25 2013 12:07 AM

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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps9c304c7d.gif

JINXED August 25 2013 01:28 AM

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New entry:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...psb565804b.jpg

Gecko of Gorn August 25 2013 10:46 AM

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http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/a...alypsenow2.jpg

Col. Kilgore. Air Cavalry.

Gov Karnstein August 25 2013 11:16 AM

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http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...psd4a58156.jpg
It was a tough choice between this or 'Dawn Patrol'.


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