TV/Media Avatar Contest: AVIATION!

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by scotpens, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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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).

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

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  3. auntiehill

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    ^Very nice.

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    Top Gun
     
  4. Shanndee

    Shanndee Commodore Commodore

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    The Right Stuff
     
  5. Starkers

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    I guess Airwolf's out then :lol:

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

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  6. Ar-Pharazon

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

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  7. Kai "the spy"

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    I hope this counts.
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  8. scotpens

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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.)

    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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  9. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Hans Von Hammer by Joe Kubert.
     
  10. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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?
     
  11. auntiehill

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    Red Tails or The Great Waldo Pepper would also be great entries.
     
  12. J.T.B.

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  13. JiNX-01

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    New entry:

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  14. Gecko of Gorn

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  15. Gov Kodos

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    It was a tough choice between this or 'Dawn Patrol'.
     
  16. Lonemagpie

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    David McCallum in Mosquito Squadron, with a Mosquito.
     
  17. Owain Taggart

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    If I can use one I previously made, this is from a TV show called Ice Pilots.

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  18. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    There are still plenty of possible entries, folks! Some suggestions:

    Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
    The Hindenburg
    The Tuskegee Airmen
    Flight of the Phoenix
    (a survival drama, but the characters do spend most of the movie building a plane).

    Anyone here old enough to remember Sky King? How about Whirlybirds?

    Don't forget Snakes on a Plane!
     
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  19. Lonemagpie

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    Whirlybirds I definitely remember. It used to alternate with Champion The Wonder Horse on TV during the school holidays, well into the 1980s!
     
  20. scotpens

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    Last chance for entries. Poll goes up in ≈ 24 hours.