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Old August 24 2013, 03:06 AM   #1
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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).



EDIT: Oh, and the usual board avatar rules apply, of course.
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Old August 24 2013, 04:07 AM   #2
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Old August 24 2013, 06:48 AM   #3
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^Very nice.


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Old August 24 2013, 07:23 AM   #4
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Old August 24 2013, 11:10 AM   #5
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scotpens wrote: View Post
I'll accept fictional aircraft if they're close enough to RL technology.
I guess Airwolf's out then

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

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Old August 24 2013, 01:23 PM   #6
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One of the first movies I remember seeing in the theater.

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Old August 24 2013, 06:38 PM   #7
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I hope this counts.
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Old August 24 2013, 07:17 PM   #8
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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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I'll accept fictional aircraft if they're close enough to RL technology.
I guess Airwolf's out then
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.
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Old August 24 2013, 08:22 PM   #9
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Old August 24 2013, 10:11 PM   #10
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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 . . . )

Let's try and keep these aircraft-related, shall we?
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Old August 24 2013, 11:14 PM   #11
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Red Tails or The Great Waldo Pepper would also be great entries.
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Old August 25 2013, 12:07 AM   #12
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Old August 25 2013, 01:28 AM   #13
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Old August 25 2013, 10:46 AM   #14
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Col. Kilgore. Air Cavalry.
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Old August 25 2013, 11:16 AM   #15
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It was a tough choice between this or 'Dawn Patrol'.
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