To celebrate the Concorde’s first trial flight we give you a list of airplanes from your favorite movies. Buckle up and make sure that your tray tables are in the upright position for fun.
Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb featured the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. This type of bomber has been in active service since 1955, through that time it has acquired the nickname BUFF (Big Ugly Fat F*@ker).
The comedy classic Airplane! featured the Boeing 707-300. The Boeing 707 was the first commercially successful jetliner in service, which was fitting because Airplane! was the first commercially successful comedy to feature the plane.
Donnie Brasco shone a spotlight on the Boeing 727-223F. Any 727s in active service have been equipped with a hush kit because it exceeds airport noise regulations. The more you know!
This 1970 film, Airport, featured the Boeing 707-349C. This may be just like the one from Airport! but I think that was the plan.
Danger: Diabolik featured the Fokker F27-200 Friendship, which is especially funny because the person to whom it belongs,Valmont, uses it for everything but friendship.
The highlight of the film Caddyshack had to be the appearance of the United Consultants UC-1 Twin Bee. In a film full of great comedic performances, this plane’s performance shone like a beacon.
Casablanca featured Humphrey Bogart in a role of a lifetime. The film centered around the Lockheed L-12A Electra Junior as the star. It was Planes before Planes.
Catch-22 centered around the bomber crews in Italy during WWII. They used the B-25J Mitchell in the film in order to keep the authenticity alive. In such a dark film this plane was definitely a ray of sunshine.