Are you one of those pilots who sits through films and TV shows just waiting for the aviation parts? (Sure, who isn’t?) Now I’m psyched to see the upcoming James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, because it will feature an appearance by a SIAI-Marchetti SF.260TP military trainer. (Thanks and a tip o’ the hat to Air & Space magazine, which did a rundown on all the cool and not-so-cool airplanes in the Bond oeuvre.)
Most recently I saw Get Smart. There’s a sequence in which the Chief commandeers a Cessna towing a banner to chase after Agents Ninety-Nine and Eighty-Six. Much of it seemed computer generated—no surprise there. (Here’s a really inside-baseball article on how the computer effects were created.) I hate to be the one to tell our friends in Wichita, but the man who got kicked out of the cockpit at the beginning of this sequence was credited as “CESNA PILOT.” Sorry about that, Chief.
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