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Best movie pilot of all time

Discussion in 'Flight Control/Dispatch' started by manniax, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. manniax

    manniax Well-met in the Ka-tet

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  2. Delta Echo

    Delta Echo Well-Known Member

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    Dean Martin from Airport and Kurt Russell from Executive Decision didn't make it either. Come to think of it Peter Graves CA. Ovuor wasn't on the list either.
     
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  3. Beefy McGee

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    Captain "Wild Bill" Kelso was left off this list, image.jpeg as was Wash. image.jpeg
     
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    Luigi Well-Known Member

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  5. DispatchMonkey

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    True. The opening scene with the star destroyer going overhead on a big screen was probably the coolest thing that my young eyes had ever seen. I've seen a few cooler things since then.......
     
  6. Troy McClure

    Troy McClure Can somebody bring me some water?

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    Robert Redford as the Great Waldo Pepper. Great film. So long ago.
    not even mentioned. sheesh. damn millennials...
     
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  7. Troy McClure

    Troy McClure Can somebody bring me some water?

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    Fan of the Sauce, are you?
     
  8. 747Dispatcher

    747Dispatcher Well-Known Member

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    No love to the "M**** F*** snakes on the M**** F**** plane ??"
     
  9. ppragman

    ppragman Direct BOOKE

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  10. Troy McClure

    Troy McClure Can somebody bring me some water?

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    wow..I hate having to use my crayons...

    okay...booze movie..oh and coke too.
     
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    Cazadores Well-Known Member

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    Were talking about a man, who, in one career went from TWA mechanic, Columbia Airlines VP of Ops, to Concorde Captain who out flew a F4 and multiple AIM9s, back to maintenance at ConWest, who knows what other bullet points are found on his aviation resume.


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  12. Burrito

    Burrito I'll ask the stupid questions

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    My vote goes to the helicopter pilot from Die Hard 2.

    "Closer to the wing? I'm not going up against a 747!"
     
  13. DispatchMonkey

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    On the mil side, they don't get better than Wilbur "Bull" Meechum.....
     
  14. 'Cap' Wilson

    'Cap' Wilson Well-Known Member

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    From 1980, The Pilot starring Cliff Robertson. Even has a dispatcher trainee speaking a few lines.
     
  15. DispatcherSam

    DispatcherSam NOTAMed OTS

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    MAK49 Well-Known Member

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    As bad as people think the movie Flight was (I didn't think it was bad, but I'm biased being a Denzel fan), the crash scene is partially based on real events.

    The plane, while not an actual aircraft, is based on the design of the MD-80. They used some elements of the crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 for the movie: the cause of the accident (threads on the jackscrew in the horizontal stabilizer were worn down excessively due to improper maintenance, which eventually failed during flight), segments of the radio communications, and the decision to roll the aircraft (the Alaska Airlines pilots were attempting to regain control of the aircraft after diving several thousand feet). Unlike the movie though, everyone on the Alaska flight were killed.
     
  17. Vyse

    Vyse BirchJet FO

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    Adding a few nominees from older movies at least for the Top 50 list:

    Lt. Col. Andy Tanner from Red Dawn ("It was five to one, I got four")

    Having just seen this movie, Lt. Jesse Bishop from "Twelve O' Clock High" (what he did was based on an actual Medal of Honor citation)

    Also the unnamed Looking Glass pilot from "By Dawn's Early Light"
     
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    BEEF SUPREME Well-Known Member

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    Not the decision to continue from the departure airport tho....

    The 261 thing didn't start in cruise


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  19. MAK49

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    ...That's why I said "elements" of the AS 261 crash were used
     
  20. MarkM0228

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    Han Solo is my fave! I LOVED it when he outran the Imperial cruisers! His run through the asteroid field was cool too... :)
     

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