Jill Tallman

Missed it by that much

August 7, 2008 by Jill W. Tallman, Associate Editor

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.



2 Responses to “Missed it by that much”

  1. Will Says:

    I not only wait for the airplane sequence, but usually jot down N numbers on my phone to check out later (I apparently have a problem), but hey flying what a great addiction. My site for my passion http://www.what2fly.com

  2. Jackie Says:

    I keep listening to the news speak about getting free online grant applications so I have been looking around for the best site to get one.

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