Tag Archives: aviation movies

Pushing Tin- Boca and Back


On my flight to South Florida a few days ago, I filed IFR and was cleared radar vectors, direct Pahokee VOR, then BCT, direct. ATC assigned an altitude of 6,000, and as it turned out, that put me in a scattered to … Continue reading

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I Can’t Be Lost….I’m On Instruments!


Before the days of GPS and MFD moving map displays that can pinpoint our exact location to within a meter, the instrument pilot had to mentally visualize his/her position with reference to ground based navigation systems. For most instrument students, one of … Continue reading

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“And don’t call me Shirley”


It’s a sad day for Airplane! fans. Leslie Nielsen died Sunday the 28th at the age of 84 in Fort Lauderdale, due to complications from pneumonia.

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Flying “Low Class”


This clip from the flick Soul Plane, starring Kevin Hart and Snoop Dog, pretty much depicts flying Coach for the commercial airline traveler today. Flying “low class”, as it called in the film, has taken any joy of travelling by … Continue reading

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“Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week to Quit Sniffing Glue!”


Airplane! The Original Movie Parody……..  Move over Wayans Brothers! One thing that I bet you did not know is that the movie Airplane! was not an original movie script. Just like Scary Movie and Not Another Teen Movie, Airplane! was a … Continue reading

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