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Best piece of flying in a movie ever?
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Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 04:15 AM UTC
Tonight I was watching "Battle Of Britain" for the umpteenth time and Im still in awe of the scene at the beginning when the RAF base in France is attacked.
Its incredible the way that guy brings the "109" in and just clears the fence at the edge of the field.
For me,,thats the best bit of flying in a movie ever.
Whats yours?
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Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 04:20 AM UTC
Tacka-tacka-tacka-.............
Maybe I'll bring the DVD and watch it again at work tonight...... for the umpteeth time......

"Put out that Bloody Cigarette!!!"
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Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 06:58 AM UTC
errr..... top gun? cheesy movie, but nice aerobatics..
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Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 07:09 AM UTC
The Blue Max (?)

It's been years since I've seen it, but those stringbags could really maneuver! And close!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 07:54 AM UTC
The Flight of the Phonenix, at the end of the movie. This is the original, not the remake. Their supposed to be flying a plane made from spare parts, and they had to make a actual plan look that way. One of the best stunt flyers of all time, Paul Mantz, had to pull this off and lost his life doing it. Mantz did most of the stunt flying for movies like It's a mad, mad, mad, mad, mad world, where he crashed through the billboard, Twelve O'clock high, where he crash landed the crippled B-17, and tons of others. The scen wasn't pretty, but to fly a made up plane like that was some piece of flying.

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Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 09:50 AM UTC
John Belushi in 1941- "Wild Bill Kelso"
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Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 08:16 PM UTC
I'm gonna jhave to second the vote for Blue Max. The flying in that movie is really good when you think about what they are flying in.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 08:59 PM UTC
The Grumman Duck sequence from Murphy's War.
The Great Waldo Pepper also features some fantastic stunt flying.

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Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 01:39 AM UTC
I remember watching some sci-fi movie (Logan's Run?) on TV that had some impressive helicopter flying. It was an OH-6 chasing some civilians through a place with trees. The helicopter was actually down low dodging in between the trees.
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Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2006 - 02:33 PM UTC
Even though I screamed "Oh VOMIT !!!" at the famous line that girl gave to Tom Cruise I would have to vote for TOP GUN. Those aircraft seqences made a pukey movie good. NOt that all the others mentioned aren't equally spectaclar.
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Posted: Friday, April 07, 2006 - 10:00 AM UTC
Although it's a short one, the entry into the trench run on the Death Star in Star Wars still is incredible to watch for the millionth time. The other flying sequences were awesome too but that one takes the cake in that movie.
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Posted: Friday, April 07, 2006 - 01:34 PM UTC

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Although it's a short one, the entry into the trench run on the Death Star in Star Wars still is incredible to watch for the millionth time.



Did you know that George Lucas based the sequence of that attack run on the Dambusters?
Talking of which,when filming,the 60' altitude of the Lancasters on the run in to the dams looked high "on camera" so they were actually flying at 40'!!!
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2006 - 06:14 AM UTC
the chicken sequence in Pearl Harbor

that was pretty awesome in itself

but the rest of the movie kinda sucked
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2006 - 06:19 AM UTC
Gotta agree with BM2

1941 is hardcore

Captain Wild Bill Kelso: Kid, you gotta get that sub.
Wally Stephens: What sub?
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: The Jap sub.
Wally Stephens: Where?
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: The ocean, lame-o

Colonel "Madman" Maddox: Identify yourself!
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: Captain Wild Bill Kelso, United States Army Air Corps, where the Hell am I?
Colonel "Madman" Maddox: Barstow, where you coming from?
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: San Francisco, been chasing a Jap squadron for a day and a half. I lost 'em somewhere over Fresno.
Telephone Operator: I'm from Olene, Illionois.
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: Tough [auto-censored].

And lastly, Slim Pickins

Hollis P. Wood: You sneaky little batards aren't getting doodly [auto-censored] from me, except maybe my name, rank, and Social Security number: Wood, Hollis P., Lumberjack, Social Security 106-43-2185.

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Hollis P. Wood: [after seeing Captain von Kleinschmidt enter] Jesus Palomino, a Nazi. I knew it, you're all in cahoots. Well let me tell you something, Mr. Heinie Kraut, I fought your kind in the great war, and we kicked the living [auto-censored] out of you!
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2006 - 09:59 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Gotta agree with BM2

1941 is hardcore

Captain Wild Bill Kelso: Kid, you gotta get that sub.
Wally Stephens: What sub?
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: The Jap sub.
Wally Stephens: Where?
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: The ocean, lame-o

Colonel "Madman" Maddox: Identify yourself!
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: Captain Wild Bill Kelso, United States Army Air Corps, where the Hell am I?
Colonel "Madman" Maddox: Barstow, where you coming from?
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: San Francisco, been chasing a Jap squadron for a day and a half. I lost 'em somewhere over Fresno.
Telephone Operator: I'm from Olene, Illionois.
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: Tough [auto-censored].

And lastly, Slim Pickins

Hollis P. Wood: You sneaky little batards aren't getting doodly [auto-censored] from me, except maybe my name, rank, and Social Security number: Wood, Hollis P., Lumberjack, Social Security 106-43-2185.

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Hollis P. Wood: [after seeing Captain von Kleinschmidt enter] Jesus Palomino, a Nazi. I knew it, you're all in cahoots. Well let me tell you something, Mr. Heinie Kraut, I fought your kind in the great war, and we kicked the living [auto-censored] out of you!



Ok, now I know I have got to pick this one up. Been a real long time since I have seen it and forgot all of the classic script in it!! :-)
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Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 04:47 AM UTC
Top Gun For me all thou i did enjoy the flight seen in Behind Enemy Lines

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