Best flying movies?


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My favorites are Always and The Edge. Unfortunately both have crashes. I love the Beaver flying in Alaska in the Edge. Makes me want to leave for Alaska! Other favorites?


Malko In Charge
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hot shots part deux

seriously. for me Top Gun. Brings back memories from when I was stationed on an aircraft carrier


Mama Bear....
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the one with the girl who takes care of the geese and flies them to their winter home in her ultralight with her dad... that was an excellent movie - just can't remember what the name of it was (i think it was a disney flick though or something)...

fly away home???? i just can't remember...


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Debbie does Dal...... no wait.... FLYING movies... wrong "F" word....

Tuskegee Airmen.
Memphis Belle
Forever Young (yeah - Forever Young - bite me)
The Right Stuff
Apollo 13

And the list goes on and on and on

BTW - Fandango - great movie!!


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Yeah, that was fly away home.

I'm not sure if I have a favorite, I'll watch any flying-related movie, even if it's the most 'B' rated movie around (and there are a lot)..


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Debbie does Dal...... no wait.... FLYING movies... wrong "F" word....

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Well, good to know you like the classics.

I second, or third, or whatever the hell it is the nomination of "The Right Stuff."


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I like the WWII flicks. Memphis Belle, Midway, 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, Tora, Tora, Tora.

Always was outstanding as well, and I have both Airplanes on tape.
How about those King videos?

There was another call something like, "A little extra for Grandma" about overloading and staying on after V1/VR.

AOPA's "Lost and Crossed", I love how the first few minutes explains why a modern pilot with GPS doesn't need to do any in depth flight planning anymore, then his GPS goes Tango Uniform. Where am I?


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Strategic Air Command

Starring Jimmy Stewart and June Lockhart. Actually, this is a terrible movie. Filled with good old fashioned cold-war propaganda. Look for a young Harry Morgan (Col. Potter from MASH). It is an extremely jingoistic movie. But, the saving grace is some absolutely beautiful mid-air photography involving primarily the giant B-36 Peacemaker, and to a lesser extent, the B-47 Stratojet.

Also, Dr. Strangelove. You have to love Slim Pickens as Major TJ "King" Kong the commander of the B-52 "Leper Colony". "Son, I've been to two worlds fairs a picnic and a rodeo and that is the stupidest thing that I have ever heard over a set of headphones" (I'm paraphrasing here).


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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!

Seriously though, in no particular order:

Tora Tora Tora
Top Gun
The Right Stuff
Pushing Tin

I know there's a bunch that I just can't think of at the moment, Basically anything with airplanes/airports


Island Bus Driver
How could you all leave out The Langoliers? Ok, so it's a little corny, not to mention a little strange, but I think it makes the list.



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"Flight 209 you're cleared for take-off"



What's our clearance, Clarence?

Gimmy the vector, Victor

Heading 350 Flight 209

Roger 209

roger, Roger



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Spirit of St. Louis - Stewart was a real pilot and the flying is some of the least "fakey" you'll find.