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Posted: 8/19/2011 3:46:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2011 5:45:49 AM EST by OlKev]
Title says it all: What is/was your favorite flyong based TV show or movie?

I remember Sky King, Ripcord (parachuting), Top Gun, Twelve O'Clock High, Memphis Belle, Tales of the Gold Monkey, just to name a few.

Call 'em out!
Link Posted: 8/19/2011 4:18:23 PM EST
Like all of yours. Grew up with Sky King.

Those Magnificant Men and Their Flying Machines




The Blue Max



and The Flying Tigers with John Wayne was always a fav of mine.
Link Posted: 8/19/2011 6:30:34 PM EST
I liked Baa Baa Black Sheep when I was a kid. Corsairs and the guy that wanted you to knock a battery off his shoulder.

Doctor Strangelove and Slim Pickens flying the B-52 at low level was a favorite.
Link Posted: 8/19/2011 8:47:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By LRShooter:
I liked Baa Baa Black Sheep when I was a kid. Corsairs and the guy that wanted you to knock a battery off his shoulder.

Doctor Strangelove and Slim Pickens flying the B-52 at low level was a favorite.


+1

I loved that show
Link Posted: 8/20/2011 4:05:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/20/2011 4:17:47 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/20/2011 4:23:39 AM EST
Duhh Air Wolf

Stringfellow Hawk could have been a porn name
Link Posted: 8/20/2011 4:26:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2011 4:42:18 AM EST by valheru21]
Movie: Airplane. (well, most frequently watched, anyway)
Series: Ba Ba Black Sheep
Cartoon: Talespin

There is a great (and little known) movie called, "The Red Baron" made around 2008. Really a good movie worth the purchase.
Link Posted: 8/20/2011 4:30:57 AM EST
The Bridges at Toko-Ri

Some great footage in that movie.
Link Posted: 8/20/2011 9:18:18 AM EST
I'm kindof addicted to the "DogFights" series.
Link Posted: 8/20/2011 9:25:20 AM EST
Any flyong high movie by Cheech and Chong...
Link Posted: 8/21/2011 4:20:59 AM EST
Come on no one has said Top Gun.
Link Posted: 8/21/2011 4:21:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2011 4:39:02 AM EST by valheru21]
Originally Posted By GoodvsEvil:
Come on no one has said Top Gun.




Originally Posted By CFII:
I'll admit proudly:

Top Gun. I watched it a couple hundred times as my kid. My dad was a USMC fighter pilot, and that is exactly what I wanted to do when I grew up.
I will also submit Flight of the Intruder. I love the A6.
Link Posted: 8/21/2011 4:29:39 AM EST
I grew up with Airwolf.

Link Posted: 8/21/2011 4:36:08 AM EST
"Ripcord" and "Twelve O'Clock High" were my favorites.
Link Posted: 8/21/2011 5:42:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2011 5:44:16 AM EST by JustinOK34]
Movies: Top Gun, The Final Countdown, Memphis Belle, The Right Stuff (Love it!). Oh yes, Flight of the Intruder, too.

Shows: Airwolf, JAG
Link Posted: 8/21/2011 5:51:07 AM EST
Movie "The Hunters" best Korean era jet footage I've seen. The Migs were F-84Fs and I understand many of the flying sequences were done by the USAF Fighter Gunnery School, the precursor to the Fighter Weapons School. When they talk about a rolling scissors, they're actually in a rolling scissors!

Check 6!
Link Posted: 8/21/2011 6:02:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
Movies: Top Gun, The Final Countdown, Memphis Belle, The Right Stuff (Love it!). Oh yes, Flight of the Intruder, too.

Shows: Airwolf, JAG

"Who took a shit in my coffee mug!?"
Link Posted: 8/21/2011 7:07:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/21/2011 7:27:59 AM EST
One of my favorite shows as a kid ( along with Adam-12 and Emergency!):




Link Posted: 8/21/2011 7:56:57 AM EST
Baa Baa Blacksheep sucked ass, they couldn't even get the paint schemes right.
Every dogfight was the same.
Nurses?
Elvis's bodyguard?
Still waiting for a real treatment of Boyington's life. The man was fascinating.


Twelve O'Clock High, I had forgotten-awesome movie
Link Posted: 8/21/2011 8:00:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2011 8:02:50 AM EST by Currahee]
I just realize how thematically similar the theme to Ba Ba Black-Sheep is to the theme of the A-Team


EDIT and WTF is "flyong"

Ba Ba Black-Sheep was a favorite as a kid, and the A-team was a favorite as a teem (they always had a different aircraft) but I like most of the ones mentioned

Link Posted: 8/21/2011 8:04:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By 80sgyrene:
Baa Baa Blacksheep sucked ass, they couldn't even get the paint schemes right.
Every dogfight was the same.
Nurses?
Elvis's bodyguard?
Still waiting for a real treatment of Boyington's life. The man was fascinating.


Twelve O'Clock High, I had forgotten-awesome movie


As a kid I didn't give a shit, it was a TV show with F4U Corsairs in it, that was awesome.


Link Posted: 8/21/2011 8:07:34 AM EST
wings
Link Posted: 8/21/2011 12:02:24 PM EST
Blue Max
Battle of Britain
30 Seconds Over Tokyo
Bridges at Toko Ri
Memphis Belle
Link Posted: 8/21/2011 12:48:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2011 12:49:47 PM EST by TLWrench]
Two motion pictures immediately come to mind - more so as historical documents than for any dramatic storyline, "Dive Bomber" (1941) and "Strategic Air Command" (1955). Both are invaluable for their color footage alone. If you are lucky, you can catch both on Turner Classic Movies from time to time. This is particularly true for "Strategic Air Command," which, sadly, has never been offered in the US on DVD, or even better, Blu-Ray. On TCM you can see "Strategic Air Command" in something approximating its full VistaVision wide-screen glory.

Checkout the rarities in these assorted clips from "Dive Bomber" posted on YouTube:























And here's one of my favorite sequences from "Strategic Air Command." The shot of the B-36 lifting off from Carswell AFB (along with the late, great Paul Mantz's B-25 camera ship!) and then flying through the clouds as Victor Young's score plays is still awe inspiring.



Link Posted: 8/22/2011 8:18:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By 80sgyrene:
The Bridges at Toko-Ri

Some great footage in that movie.


Agreed!
Link Posted: 8/23/2011 9:49:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By Screechjet1:
Originally Posted By 80sgyrene:
The Bridges at Toko-Ri

Some great footage in that movie.


Agreed!


The Bridges at Toko-Ri
Link Posted: 8/23/2011 10:04:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/23/2011 4:06:45 PM EST
Baa Baa Black Sheep, which turned into Black Sheep Squadron when too many people thought it was a childrens TV show. Tales of the Gold Monkey was cool. Hate to admit, but I liked Airwolf (just the flying scenes).
Link Posted: 8/24/2011 3:40:10 AM EST
I really enjoyed Strategic Air Command as a kid. I finally got it on tape. In the late ‘70s what must have been the last surviving B-47 was being used as an electronic warfare trainer. I got to go up in it on the flight line at Oceana NAS.

A more recent movie that I like is Fly Boys, about the Americans flying in the Lafayette Escadrille. Those guys really were wild men.
Link Posted: 8/24/2011 1:35:02 PM EST
Movie: Fate is the Hunter with Glen Ford

I will second the poster that mentioned the Red Baron. At first I thought I would not like it, but it eas very good.
Link Posted: 8/30/2011 6:51:58 PM EST
Black Sheep Squadron, Midway and Tora, Tora, Tora.
Link Posted: 8/30/2011 7:08:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2011 9:56:34 PM EST
Black Sheep Squadron
Riptide
Airwolf
Blue Thunder

Any WW2 flying movie and all of the flying documentaries
Link Posted: 8/31/2011 11:57:28 AM EST
Fate is the Hunter is a great movie...an even better book.
Strategic Air Command is on NetFlix. Jimmy Stewart retired as a 1 star general from the USAFR. I think he WAS a LTCOL when the movie was filmed. Also, who better sto serve as his F/E than Col. Potter?

Loved the book, hated the STORY, loved the flying in Air America. That Pilatus Porter is an AWESOME machine.

ka
Link Posted: 9/3/2011 12:27:52 PM EST
12'O Clock High. Lots of the old episodes are still up on youtube.
Link Posted: 9/3/2011 2:25:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/3/2011 2:26:42 PM EST by myitinaw]








Link Posted: 9/3/2011 3:03:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By valheru21:


There is a great (and little known) movie called, "The Red Baron" made around 2008. Really a good movie worth the purchase.


Very good movie.

It is on Netflix for instant viewing.
Link Posted: 9/3/2011 3:09:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

30 Seconds Over Tokyo



I haven't seen the movie, but read the book when I was in my early teens. Still remember the part about Capt Lawson having his leg amputated.
Link Posted: 9/3/2011 5:47:44 PM EST
If you rent 30 Seconds Over Tokyo please get the proper black and white version. Ted Turners bastardized color version is just.............wrong.
Link Posted: 9/4/2011 9:15:00 PM EST
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo is in my opinion the best aviation movie ever made. It is basically four different stories in one movie; 1) the relationship between Capt. Ted Lawson and his wife, 2) the flight training for the mission, 3) the mission itself, and 4) the long and dangerous journey out of China to get home alive. The movie is true to form in both the book, and the actual historical account of the raid.

I watched the movie many times as a kid, and when I got in a real B-25 for the first time in my 30's, I knew exactly where eveything was, especially that short crawl through the tunnel into the nose .

As stated previously, the black and white version is the only way to watch it. Freezing the flying frames on a digital TV is an added bonus I couldn't do back in the 50's.

Jimmy Doolittle is The Man, and a true American hero, along with his other 79 Raiders too. Sargent Thatcher, the tail gunner on the Ruptured Duck is one of the very few remaining survivors.



Link Posted: 9/4/2011 9:33:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Blue Max
Battle of Britain
30 Seconds Over Tokyo
Bridges at Toko Ri
Memphis Belle


I'll add Tora Tora Tora to your great list.
and 12 O'clock High.
And The Flying Tigers.
Link Posted: 9/14/2011 11:52:19 AM EST
Always with Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter & John Goodman.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 4:51:17 AM EST
There are two versions of the Memphis Bell: a 1990 Hollywood feature film, Memphis Belle and a 1944 documentary film, Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress. The Hollywood movie is kind of crappy. The 1944 documentary is really scary. They sent a film crew on several missions to record things. Of the two guys I knew well enough to talk about the details of flying bombers in WWII, one got shot down. The other was asked if he wanted to go beyond the 25 mission limit. No! No! No! Of the guys he knew who did, not a one of them survived.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 5:18:46 AM EST
Originally Posted By radioman12:

Jimmy Doolittle is The Man, and a true American hero, along with his other 79 Raiders too. Sargent Thatcher, the tail gunner on the Ruptured Duck is one of the very few remaining survivors.



The 80 Raiders knew it was suicide mission, and after he landed Doolittle fully expected to be court-martialled for the loss of the aircraft and crews.
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 5:55:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By Seabee_Mech:
Originally Posted By 80sgyrene:
Baa Baa Blacksheep sucked ass, they couldn't even get the paint schemes right.
Every dogfight was the same.
Nurses?
Elvis's bodyguard?
Still waiting for a real treatment of Boyington's life. The man was fascinating.


Twelve O'Clock High, I had forgotten-awesome movie


As a kid I didn't give a shit, it was a TV show with F4U Corsairs in it, that was awesom
e.



I was there, too. I was sort of like Far Side's Ginger: Title sequence with Corsairs...blah, blah, blah story line... CORSAIRS flying! ...blah, blah, blah visit nurses... CORSAIRS flying! ...blah, blah, blah get in trouble with Col Lard ... CORSAIRS flying! ...blah, blah, blah, get out of trouble thanks to Gen Moore... CORSAIRS flying!


"Catch-22" had awesome flying sequences! I watched the CBS cut down TV version (as a Sunday Night Movie). IIRC, they left anything resembling the storyline on the cutting room floor, and stitched together all of the flying sequences. IT WAS GREAT (for an ADD kid who loves old warbirds)!



Link Posted: 9/15/2011 6:25:52 AM EST
Blue Thunder
Airwolf
Doctor Strangelove
Tora! Tora! Tora!
12 O'clock High
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Tales of the Gold Monkey (forgot that one... need to look for it)
Link Posted: 9/15/2011 10:30:09 AM EST
Jet Pilot with John Wayne and that lady with big tits.
Red Flag with Wiliam Defoe and that lady with big tits.
WINGS Sandpiper Air with that lady with big tits
Link Posted: 9/16/2011 2:04:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By rushfan:
Jet Pilot with John Wayne and that lady with big tits.
Red Flag with Wiliam Defoe and that lady with big tits.
WINGS Sandpiper Air with that lady with big tits


I see a pattern or two here.

And I like both of them!
Link Posted: 9/17/2011 1:22:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By Seabee_Mech:
Originally Posted By 80sgyrene:
Baa Baa Blacksheep sucked ass, they couldn't even get the paint schemes right.
Every dogfight was the same.
Nurses?
Elvis's bodyguard?
Still waiting for a real treatment of Boyington's life. The man was fascinating.


Twelve O'Clock High, I had forgotten-awesome movie


As a kid I didn't give a shit, it was a TV show with F4U Corsairs in it, that was awesome.




Did you ever notice in the back ground you could hear dirt bikes?
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