Being new here I thought I’d try to get to know you all by posting a fun question. When watching films or TV shows I’m always getting told off by my missus for pointing out all the annoying issues in flying scenes.
One of the most annoying I can think of is in the initial crash scene in Flight where Denzel asks for full power having previously fired the bottles down both engines
That scene in the movie about the shot down pilot escaping from yugoslavia (behind enemy lines) where the SAM keeps tailing the F/A-18 through various maneouvres and with an overtake of about 4 knots before blowing it out of the sky. That was pretty dang horrible.
Welcome to the spike, and off to a great start @Chaders!
Great movie, week air combat scenes. Here we have the welded overlapping wing Spitfire Vic demonstration team getting bounced by free wheeling sinister 109s appearing out of nowhere like demons. Sorry to sound like a broken record. I just think that it was an opportunity lost.
A moment later we can see that there is nothing on the other cheek station - we have no targeting pod. So what are we using for this photo recon exactly? The nose mounted cameras leave a bulge on the underside that is also absent.
Then when we drop the tanks, one impacts the snow while we are shown the other hits the road with a small bounce and otherwise slides along…next shot there is perhaps our magical third drop tank re-appearing soaring through the air and exploding into a fireball.
What I don’t get is why they just don’t tell it like it was. Make the movie as close to historic recollections as possible.
Not only do we owe it to those who were there, but the movie would be better because of it.