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Airplane! DVD cover.

Movie (1980)
French title: Y a-t-il un pilote dans l'avion ?

Starring:
Julie Hagerty (Elaine)
Robert Hays (Ted Striker)
Leslie Nielsen (Dr. Rumack)
Lloyd Bridges (McCroskey)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Roger Murdock)
Peter Graves (Captain Oveur)

A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.

Other works in this series:
Airplane II: The Sequel

Boeing 707-300[]

TWA-Trans World Airlines livery of the late 70s. In-flight shots use a model, some ground shots use N6723, c/n 18989/492, a TWA 707-131B.

Loading the 'Trans American' plane.

In-flight footage seen in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Lightning striking all around the plane lighting it up.

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End scene where the "auto pilot" (blow-up dummy named Otto) takes off after the crash landing.

Another 707, in a fake made for movie airline colour.

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Boeing 747-131[]

Boeing 747-131 of TWA-Trans World Airlines.

Fake "Trans American" livery. Same footage used in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Boeing 747.

Boeing 747 in the background.

North American T-6[]

This backgrounded archive footage is used again in Airplane II: The Sequel.

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Junkers Ju 87 B Stuka[]

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Messerschmitt Bf 110 & Supermarine Spitfire[]

Aircraft from same footage seen in Reach for the Sky and in Pearl Harbor - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Ted has several flashbacks from his time in the war as a fighter pilot.

Dornier Do 17[]

Picture of a rear gunner aboard a Dornier Do 17.
This backgrounded archive footage is used again in Airplane II: The Sequel.

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Unidentified Aircraft[]

Archive footage of what is probably a dogfight with a Messerschmitt Bf 109.

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Stinson L-5 Sentinel[]

Probably from a movie but which one ?
This backgrounded archive footage is used again in Airplane II: The Sequel.

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Unidentified Aircraft[]

Probably a Hollywood movie about the Pacific war. This backgrounded archive footage is used again in Airplane II: The Sequel.

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Boeing 727[]

The boy is playing with a Boeing 727 toy. Model seen again when he meets Captain Oveur (acted by Peter Graves).

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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress[]

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Unidentified Aircraft[]

WWI German fighter (note the national insignia on the very bottom of the picture) shot down and crashing, probably from a movie of the thirties.

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Unidentified Aircraft[]

A winged man running and jumping from a small rock. Despite not posted on the dedicated page, this shot was already used by Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes.

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Rocket Bicycle[]

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Gerhardt Cycleplane[]

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Human Powered Flight / Ornithopter section).

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Pitts Sky Car[]

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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Douglas DC-7[]

Douglas DC-7 N68N c/n 44275/496 seen during its last take off (in fact, a test for the FAA; read the full story at : http://www.arizonawrecks.com/wrecksfrombradgray/deervalley.html).
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

The Douglas DC-7 of the "in-flight" movie.

The Douglas DC-7 crashing during the "in-flight" movie.

Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar 1[]

Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar 1 of TWA-Trans World Airlines.

3 pictures of Tristar 1.
Bottom right, registration N1011, c/n 193A-1001 Lockheed L-1011 prototype.
Upper picture on the right, ANA-All Nippon Airways.
On the left is a Delta Air Lines livery version.

Reg.N1011 Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar 1 prototype, L-1011-385-1 TriStar of ANA-All Nippon Airways and Delta Air Lines.

Unidentified Aircraft[]

The landing airliner seems to have a wing free of any engine. A Douglas DC-9, a Boeing 727 or a Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle ?

Airplane-free-wing.jpg

When Otto takes off, the crawling plane is a Boeing 707 but once in the air it's this T tailed plane (Douglas DC-9 or a Boeing 727 ?).

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