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      Post #64851, posted on 11-06-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Do any of you dedicated rivet counters get annoyed by movies with the wrong planes or incorrectly represented planes in them?

      Last night, I was watching "Air Force One" (yeah, I know...), and I immediately shouted "That's wrong, the VC-25s don't have JT9Ds, they have CF6s!" It went downhill from there....

      How many of you do this as well?

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      Post #64852, posted on 11-06-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Yes, I notice it all the time, and it drives me nuts.

      I was watching a movie with my wife and they were supposedly flying to London from LA and it showed a DC-9 taking off. I turned to my wife and said, "there's no way a DC-9 can make it all the way to London!". She gave me a really strange look and said, "only you would notice something like that.". Lol

      But, yeah, I see it all the time. So many inaccuracies.

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      Post #64854, posted on 11-06-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Yes the flubs are "a dime a dozen". Glad that I'm not the only one who notices them or has a wife who puts things into perspective.


      I saw the Elvis Nixon movie in the theater a while back. I found it better than
      I expected and amusing overall.....

      I caught two aviation "flubs" in it. The Memphis
      terminal in the movie definitely isn't the real one as it didn't have the
      unique fluted ceilings. In another scene Elvis changes planes at LAX.
      Outside the window one can make out a Southwest New Colors tail at the gate
      and see a Canyon Blue 737 taxi by.... LOL......


      In The Guardian Coast Guard movie the Jayhawk Coast Guard titles on the doors are just "wrong". Everyone knows that the titles won't line up with the doors open but in the movie they do line up and clearly spell Guard.


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      Post #64855, posted on 11-06-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      Last night, I was watching "Air Force One" (yeah, I know...), and I immediately shouted "That's wrong, the VC-25s don't have JT9Ds, they have CF6s!" It went downhill from there....


      Ok, that's nothing, watch "London has fallen" they used the 747 at Dunsfold Aerodrome, which was modified for a James Bond Movie with these B-52 like Engines...

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      Post #64857, posted on 11-06-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      Yes, I notice it all the time, and it drives me nuts.

      I was watching a movie with my wife and they were supposedly flying to London from LA and it showed a DC-9 taking off. I turned to my wife and said, "there's no way a DC-9 can make it all the way to London!". She gave me a really strange look and said, "only you would notice something like that.". Lol

      But, yeah, I see it all the time. So many inaccuracies.



      That's funny Ahmed. When I see stuff like that, or taking off on one type and landing on another type, I always like to think that they were just on a connecting flight through a major hub and that part of the movie ended up on the cutting room floor..ha!

      Never a .com scheme.....1980's always!

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      Post #64860, posted on 11-06-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Ahmed..tell your wife that you are NOT alone.

      I passed on that Denzel Washington flick. A DC-9 with winglets? Nah.

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      Post #64862, posted on 11-06-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      In several episodes of "The West Wing", in ground shots of Air Force One it has the correct 747-400 style CF6 nacelles, but it also has winglets.

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      Post #64863, posted on 11-06-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Why does the oil check sequence in Airplane! spring to mind?

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      Post #64865, posted on 11-06-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      In 'Trasnformers' the robot goes on board Air Force 1 707, and the inside looks like a cruise ship.

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      Post #64873, posted on 11-07-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Maybe it takes less time to name the movies that got it right. I was quite amazed that in the movie Argo they fly on a 747-300 from Swissair. Of course it is a computer generated image, but it shows that they paid attention to some detail. I am not sure if Swissair flew the 747 to Tehran.

      Other than incorrdect airplanes being used, I also hate to see impossible manoevres. The worst movie is "2012". If I am not mistaken does it take a crew of six to fly it. Of course two inexperienced pilots get it of the ground right time...

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      Post #64874, posted on 11-07-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      Maybe it takes less time to name the movies that got it right. I was quite amazed that in the movie Argo they fly on a 747-300 from Swissair. Of course it is a computer generated image, but it shows that they paid attention to some detail. I am not sure if Swissair flew the 747 to Tehran...



      I'm not sure Swissair had the -300s at that time. The first -300 rolled out in 1983.

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      Post #64875, posted on 11-07-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      Maybe it takes less time to name the movies that got it right. I was quite amazed that in the movie Argo they fly on a 747-300 from Swissair. Of course it is a computer generated image, but it shows that they paid attention to some detail. I am not sure if Swissair flew the 747 to Tehran.

      Other than incorrdect airplanes being used, I also hate to see impossible manoevres. The worst movie is "2012". If I am not mistaken does it take a crew of six to fly it. Of course two inexperienced pilots get it of the ground right time...



      I haven't seen it for a long time but I seem to remember the film "The Pilot" starring Cliff Robertson was pretty accurate. Didn't Mr Robertson actually do some of the flying?

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      Post #64877, posted on 11-07-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Here's a link about Argo This thread can go on forever......

      http://www.askthepilot.com/argo-gets-it-wrong/


      The hostages did fly out on Swiss Air though on a DC-8. As Ahmed mentions the 747-300 was introduced in 1983 four years after the hostage crisis. The author also critiques the entirely fictitious runway chase as the plane is taking off. How in the world can those vehicles drive at 170 miles per hour? All Hollywood...

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      Post #64880, posted on 11-07-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      I admit, sometimes I have too much time on my hands. The was a Canadian kids show called Mighty Machines with an episode called At the Airport.. The Star was a DC-10 that sounded like he smoked 4 packs a day and the other plane was a 737 which he constantly called A320. Grrrrrrrrrrr. Other than that itís got some great shots around YYZ. The dialog is annoying but I had to laugh when Lufthansa shows up and the ump papa music is playing in the back ground.

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      Post #64882, posted on 11-07-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Hey look....Mighty Machines At The Airport is on Youtube

      I made it through about 7 minutes. Great vintage video though the commentary got old real quick. A320 you say???? Wonder how many kids figured out the film makers didn't know what they were talking about.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xh9duq5xkw

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      Post #64885, posted on 11-07-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      "Sully" got it pretty good!
      And as far as military
      Bridges at Tokyo-Ri is really good!

      But yes, with all the money in the movies they should pay better attention
      To airplane scenes!

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      Post #64887, posted on 11-08-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Airport 75 and 77 not much explaining to what's obvious.

      If it has wings I can crash it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Post #64888, posted on 11-08-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      George Kennedy firing the flare gun out the cockpit window in Airport 79 is my favorite worst airplane movie moment.

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      Post #64893, posted on 11-08-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Ok, I'm glad to see it's not just me. I've also found other funny ones too, let me set up a thread on some of those soon.

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      Post #64898, posted on 11-08-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      These are so good...but what about soundtracks too? I love the canned recorded jet noise of a DC-8 landing in the old Hawaii Five-O series; the same canned track was used in almost all of the old 70s shows, including a few movies...one in particular was the sequence of 707 landings in a couple of the James Bond movies. Great clips of airplanes, just funny sounding soundtracks...Oh...and let's not forget the wheel screech at touchdown...