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I wish everyone would just stay at home and not socialize so I can go see Top Gun II in the theatre before I retire.
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BE20 Driver wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:24 am I wish everyone would just stay at home and not socialize so I can go see Top Gun II in the theatre before I retire.
Top Gun II is going to be a historic movie once it makes it to the theatres.
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Air America, Airplane!, Hot Shots!, Blue Thunder, 663 Squadron. Tough to pick one.
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Snowgoose wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:39 am Air America, Airplane!, Hot Shots!, Blue Thunder, 663 Squadron. Tough to pick one.
Blue Thunder is cool.

Gonna search out FireFox soon too.
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Oh and a couple of great WWII movies... The Dam Busters and Battle of Britain. Made in 50s when actual flying hardware was far easier to come by.
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Battle of Britain was made in the 60's. It used real airplanes for the most part. Its a great "love in" for the WW 2 planes.
Dunkirk has some spitfire love in it.
The Blue Max also had lots of "real" flying in it.
I guess I just want to look at the planes .
Those magnificent men in their flying machines is good for antique planes....
American Made if you like the Aerostar.
While not quite movies, the instructional videos for american aviators in WW2 like "welcome to the P47" kinda stuff is neat.
Its a mad mad world is cool for a look at a brand new beech 18 flying through a sign!, without CGI
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When In Doubt is my favourite av movie of all time. I love it when ops makes us watch it. The music just gives me goose bumps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlzUkNXYjMs
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Anyone seen that brilliant Canadian documentary, The Defender?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvbQMqd0kEY
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In no particular order:

Air America
Memphis belle
Apocalypse Now
Airplane
Executive decision
Die hard 2
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The Great Waldo Pepper
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damn, that was awesome !

I had no idea Airplane spoofed that; to a T i might add.

I want to watch the whole Zero Hour now.

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Zero Hour! the movie that Airplane was based on. Suppose to be serious, but after Airplane, it is just so much cheese.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051221/?ref_=fn_al_tt_4
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Captains of the Clouds
-starring James Cagney
-filmed in 1941 on location in and around Ottawa and southern Ontario.

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Honorable mention:

Flight of the Phoenix (1965)





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Military Choppers

We were soldiers
Black hawk down.
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The Right Stuff
Battle of Britain
The Final Countdown
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+1 on Chevaliers du Ciel. The flying scenes are excellent. Another +1 to Air America. One of my favs for sure.
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Fling Wing Flicks ?

"Birds of Prey" from 1973

"Deadly Encounter" from 1982

I'm old(ish)
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SpyPilot wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:46 am Fling Wing Flicks ?

"Birds of Prey" from 1973
Great movie. The acting is bad and it’s full of technical holes, but it’s a good story premise and the flying is terrific and almost non-stop. I’d love to see a remake.
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