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By Dave W
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It's worth watching if only for the sequence of the Pilatus Porter landing on the side of a hill. :thumleft:


Matt D does that for a pastime, but for most of the rest of us it catches the attention. :D
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By Highland Park
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Aside from those already mentioned, Fathom starring mid-60s models Cessna 172 and PA-28 (and a Dragon Rapide). Not much else of note from what I can remember.... :D

The Sound Barrier - lovely flying scenes from Chilbolton...

Ian
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Stretching a point, but the best ever aviation film was that of the Buccaneer at the first Red Flag conducting 3-axis jinking at about 3'10" and trying to be engaged by a ZSU-23-4, which was failing miserably! The soundtrack from The Cousins - who couldn't believe what they were seeing through the sight - was memorable! Apparently this film has been lost to posterity.... :cry:
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By Rob L
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[*]The Aviator (Leo dC as Howard Hughes)..


The only aviation film I've walked out from...to much CGI and a Carp cast.


You’ve not seen the recent Red Tail movie then if that’s the only one you gave up on.

No I have not...is it as bad?
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Title,Description
633 Squadron,"1964 British war film directed by Walter Grauman and starring Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris, and Maria Perschy"
Airplane,1980 A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick
Always,"1989 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, Brad Johnson and Audrey Hepburn in her final film role"
Amelia,2009 Canadian-American biographical film about the life of Amelia Earhart. Most of the story is told in flashbacks before ending with Earhart's mysterious disappearance
Air Force One,"1997 American political action thriller film directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen and starring Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Xander Berkeley, William H. Macy, Dean Stockwell, and Paul Guilfoyle. It was written by Andrew W. Marlowe. It is about a group of terrorists who hijack Air Force One and the U.S. president's attempt to rescue everyone onboard by retaking his plane"
American Made,"2017 American action comedy film[4][5][6] directed by Doug Liman, written by Gary Spinelli, and starring Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Alejandro Edda, Mauricio Mej¡a, Caleb Landry Jones, and Jesse Plemons."
Angels One Five,"1952 British war film directed by George More O'Ferrall and starring Jack Hawkins, Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray, John Gregson, Cyril Raymond and Veronica Hurst."
Apollo 13,"1995 American space docudrama film directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harri"
Appointment in London,(known as Raiders in the Sky in the U.S.) is a 1953 British war film set during the Second World War and starring Dirk Bogarde
Behind Enemy Lines,"2001 American war film directed by John Moore in his directorial debut, and starring Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman. The film tells the story of Lieutenant Chris Burnett, an American naval flight officer who is shot down over Bosnia and uncovers genocide during the Bosnian War"
Battle of Britain,"1969 Second World War film directed by Guy Hamilton, and produced by Harry Saltzman and S. Benjamin Fisz"
Capricorn One,1978 thriller film that narrates a government hoax created to deceive the public on a supposed Mars landing
Catch 22,1970 American black comedy war film adapted from the novel of the same name by Joseph Heller
Cloud Dancer,"1980 aviation drama film directed by Barry Brown. The film stars David Carradine, Jennifer O'Neill and Joseph Bottoms. Cloud Dancer follows a competition aerobatic pilot throughout his show season"
The Battle of Midway,"Midway, released in the United Kingdom as Battle of Midway, is a 1976 American Technicolor war film directed by Jack Smight and produced by Walter Mirisch from a screenplay by Donald S. Sanford"
Cone of Silence,"1960 British drama film directed by Charles Frend and starring Michael Craig, Peter Cushing, George Sanders, and Bernard Lee.[2] The film is about the investigation into a series of crashes involving the fictional 'Atlas Aviation Phoenix' jetliner.[3] Cone of Silence is loosely based on the 1952 crash in Rome and subsequent investigations into the structural integrity of the de Havilland Comet airliner"
Dark Blue World,"2001 film by Czech director Jan Sv?r k, the Academy Award-winning director of Kolya, about Czech pilots who fought for the British Royal Air Forcewith Czech & Slovak pilots"
Deadly Encounter,1982 An ex-combat helicopter pilot (Larry Hagman) helps a widowed ex-girlfriend (Susan Anspach) find the black book her husband kept from mobsters
Flight of the Intruder,"1991 war film directed by John Milius, and starring Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe, and Brad Johnson"
Flight of the Phoenix,"1965 American drama film starring James Stewart, produced and directed by Robert Aldrich,[4] and based on the 1964 novel The Flight of the Phoenix by Elleston Trevor. The story describes a small group of men struggling to survive their aircraft's emergency landing in the Sahara Desert, and stars Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Krger and Ernest Borgnine"
Flight of the Phoenix,"2004 American survival drama film and a remake of a 1965 film of the same name, both based on the 1964 novel The Flight of the Phoenix, by Elleston Trevor"
Flyboys,"2006 The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots"
Hell's Angels,"1930 pre-Code independently made American epic aviation war film, directed and produced by Howard Hughes, that stars Ben Lyon, James Hall, and Jean Harlow. The film, which was written by Harry Behn and Howard Estabrook, was released by United Artists. Though the film was originally shot as a silent, Hughes retooled Hell's Angels over a lengthy gestation period. Most of the film is in black-and-white, but there is one color sequence, the only color footage of Harlow's career"
Iron Eagle,"1986 military action film directed by Sidney J. Furie, co-written by Kevin Alyn Elders and starring Jason Gedrick and Louis Gossett Jr."
Memphis Belle,"Memphis Belle is a fictionalization of the 1944 documentary Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress by director William Wyler, about the 25th and last mission of an American Boeing B-17 Flying"
Midsomer Murders - The Flying Club,
Mission Mangal ," (transl.?Mission Mars) is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by Jagan Shakti and jointly produced by Cape of Good Films, Hope Production"
Mosquito Squadron,"1969 British war film made by Oakmont Productions, directed by Boris Sagal and starring David McCallum. The raid echoes Operation Jericho, a combined RAF?Maquis raid which freed French prisoners from Amiens jail in which the Mosquitos took part."
Pearl Harbour,"2001 American romantic war drama film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer and written by Randall Wallace. It stars Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, Colm Feore, and Alec Baldwin"
Planes,2013 American 3D computer-animated sports comedy film produced by Disneytoon Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures
Planes: Fire & Rescue,"2014 American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film.[1] It is a sequel to the 2013 film Planes, a spin-off of Pixar's Cars franchise"
Pursuit of D B Cooper ,"1981 American crime thriller film about infamous aircraft hijacker D. B. Cooper, who escaped with $200,000 after leaping from the back of a Boeing 727 airliner on November 24, 1971. The bulk of the film fictionalizes Cooper's escape after he landed on the ground."
Reach for the Sky,"1956 British biographical film about aviator Douglas Bader, based on the 1954 biography of the same name by Paul Brickhill. The film stars Kenneth More and was directed by Lewis Gilbert. It won the BAFTA Award for Best British Film of 1956. The film's composer John Addison was Bader's brother-in-law"
Reunion at Fairborough,"1985 An HBO TV movie: the fourth pairing of Mitchum with Kerr after 'Heaven Knows Mr. Allison', 'The Sundowners' and 'The Grass is Greener'"
Strategic Air Command,"1955 American military aviation film starring James Stewart and June Allyson, directed by Anthony Mann, and released by Paramount Pictures. It was the first of four Hollywood films that depicted the role of the Strategic Air Command in the Cold War era"
Sully,Sullenberger's January 2009 emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River
The Aviator,"2004 American epic biographical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by John Logan. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes, Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn, and Kate Beckinsale as Ava Gardner"
The Blue Max,"1966 war film in DeLuxe Color and filmed in CinemaScope, about a German fighter pilot on the Western Front during World War I. It was directed by John Guillermin, stars George Peppard, James Mason and Ursula Andress, and features Karl Michael Vogler and Jeremy Kemp"
The Bridges at Toko-Ri,"1954 American war film about the Korean War and stars William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney, and Robert Strauss"
The Dambusters,"1955 British epic war film starring Richard Todd and Michael Redgrave. It was directed by Michael Anderson. The film recreates the true story of Operation Chastise when in 1943 the RAF's 617 Squadron attacked the M”hne, Eder, and Sorpe dams in Nazi Germany with Barnes Wallis's bouncing bomb"
The Great Waldo Pepper,"1975 American drama film directed, produced, and co-written by George Roy Hill. Set during 1926?1931, the film stars Robert Redford as a disaffected World War I veteran pilot who missed the opportunity to fly in combat, and examines his sense of postwar dislocation in 1920s America. The cast includes Margot Kidder, Bo Svenson, Edward Herrmann and Susan Sarandon. The Great Waldo Pepper depicts barnstorming during the 1920s and the accidents that led to aviation regulations by the Air Commerce Act."
The Gypsy Moths,1969 Three skydivers and their travelling thrill show barnstorm through a small midwestern town one Fourth of July weekend
The Longest Day," 1962 American epic war film based on Cornelius Ryan's 1959 non-fiction of the same name[3] about the D-Day landings at Normandy on June 6, 1944"
The High and the Mighty,1954 WarnerColor American disaster film in CinemaScope directed by William A. Wellman and written by Ernest K. Gann who also wrote the 1953 novel on which his screenplay was based.
The Martian,"2015 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon. The Martian, a novel by Andy Weir, served as the screenplay adapted by Drew Goddard"
The Right Stuff,"1983 American epic historical drama film. It was adapted from Tom Wolfe's best-selling 1979 book of the same name about the Navy, Marine and Air Force test pilots who were involved in aeronautical research at Edwards Air Force Base, California, as well as the Mercury Seven"
The Spirit of St Louis,"1957 aviation biography film in CinemaScope and WarnerColor from Warner Bros., directed by Billy Wilder, produced by Leland Hayward, that stars James Stewart as Charles Lindbergh. The screenplay was adapted by Charles Lederer, Wendell Mayes, and Billy Wilder from Lindbergh's 1953 autobiographical account of his historic flight, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1954"
The War Lover,"1962 British black-and-white war film directed by Philip Leacock and written by Howard Koch loosely based on the 1959 novel by John Hersey, altering the names of characters and events but retaining its basic framework. It stars Steve McQueen, Robert Wagner, Shirley Anne Field, Ed Bishop and features a young Michael Crawford"
Thirty Seconds over Tokyo,"1944 Americanÿwar filmÿproduced byÿMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The screenplay byÿDalton Trumboÿis based on the 1943 book of the same name by CaptainÿTed W. Lawson. Lawson was a pilot on the historicÿDoolittle Raid, America's first retaliatory air strike against Japan, four months after the December 7, 1941, Japaneseÿattack on Pearl Harbor"
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines,"1965 British period comedy film featuring an international ensemble cast including Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, Robert Morley, Terry-Thomas, James Fox, Red Skelton, Benny Hill, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Gert Fr”be and Alberto Sordi. The film, revolving around the craze of early aviation, was directed and co-written by Ken Annakin, with a musical score by Ron Goodwin"
Top Gun,"1986 American action drama film directed by Tony Scott, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer"
Tora Tora Tora,1970 epic war film that dramatizes the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941
Twelve O'Clock High,"1949 American war film about aircrews in the United States Army's Eighth Air Force, who flew daylight bombing missions against Nazi Germany and occupied France during the early days of American involvement in World War II, including a thinly disguised version of the notorious Black Thursday strike against Schweinfurt"
Wings,"1927 American silent war film set during the First World War produced by Lucien Hubbard, directed by William A. Wellman and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Clara Bow, Charles ""Buddy"" Rogers and Richard Arlen. Gary Cooper appears in a small role which helped launch his career in Hollywood"
Wings,1980 American sitcom television series that ran for eight seasons on NBC TV series
Jet Pilot,"1957 Cold War adventure-romance film directed by Josef von Sternberg, and starring John Wayne and Janet Leigh"
Snakes on a Plane,2006 American action thriller film[2] directed by David R. Ellis and starring Samuel L. Jackson
You Only Live Twice,"1967 spy film and the fifth in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, starring Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond"
Bat*21,"1988 American war film directed by Peter Markle, and adapted from the book by William C. Anderson, novelist and retired United States Air Force colonel"
Aces High,"1976 Anglo-French war film directed by Jack Gold and starring Malcolm McDowell, Peter Firth, Christopher Plummer and Simon Ward"
Twelve O'Clock High,"1949 American war film about aircrews in the United States Army's Eighth Air Force, who flew daylight bombing missions against Nazi Germany"
Way to the Stars,"1945 British war drama film made by Two Cities Films. In the United States it was known as Johnny in the Clouds and distributed by United Artists.[2] It was produced by Anatole de Grunwald and directed by Anthony Asquith. The screenplay was co-written by noted dramatist, Terence Rattigan, as a significant reworking of his 1942 play Flare Path, which incorporated his Royal Air Force (RAF) experiences as a Flight Lieutenant. The film stars Michael Redgrave, John Mills, Rosamund John and Stanley Holloway"
First of the Few,"(US title Spitfire) is a 1942 British black-and-white biographical film produced and directed by Leslie Howard, who stars as R. J. Mitchell, the designer of the Supermarine Spitfire"
Out of Africa,"1985 American epic romantic drama film directed and produced by Sydney Pollack, and starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. The film is based loosely on the autobiographical book Out of Africa written by Isak Dinesen (the pseudonym of Danish author Karen Blixen), which was published in 1937, with additional material from Dinesen's book Shadows on the Grass and other sources"
Goldfinger,"1964 spy film and the third installment in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, starring Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond"
Red Tail," 2012 American war film directed by Anthony Hemingway in his feature film directorial debut, and starring Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr."
Mitchells do fly in IMC,1978 Gripping documentary following stunt pilot/adventurer/madman John Hawke as he ferries 6 un-airworthy and decrepit old vintage B-25 Mitchell bombers across the Atlantic to take part in a the filming of the 1979 film Hannover Street
Air America,1990 American action comedy film directed by Roger Spottiswoode and starring Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr. as Air America pilots flying missions in Laos during the Vietnam War.
Fathom,"1967 British spy comedy film directed by Leslie H. Martinson, starring Raquel Welch and Anthony Franciosa."
The Sound Barrier,"1952 (known in the United States as Breaking Through the Sound Barrier and Breaking the Sound Barrier) is a 1952 British aviation film directed by David Lean. It is a fictional story about attempts by aircraft designers and test pilots to break the sound barrier. It was David Lean's third and final film with his wife Ann Todd, but it was his first for Alexander Korda's London Films, following the break-up of Cineguild. The Sound Barrier stars Ralph Richardson, Ann Todd, and Nigel Patrick."