Best Aviation Movies of All Time
It’s the beginning of the year 2018 and we have decided to review one movie a week which has a high presence of aviation. We’ve chosen some of the best aviation movies of all time and can’t wait to share them with you all. Check back every Wednesday to see what movie has been chosen for the week’s review.
November 2012 | R
This action-packed movie will keep you on the edge of your seat. Caption Whip Whitaker flys high in the air as well as on the ground hint, hint. Despite his personal partying lifestyle, he manages to maneuver his damaged commercial aircraft “South Jet Flight 227” into an unrealistic roll that would save the lives of 96 of the people on board including himself.
We would highly recommend watching the film if you haven’t already, or watch it again if it’s been a while.
Catch Me If You Can
December 2002 | PG-13
The true story of Frank Abagnale Jr; (also known as the “Skyway Man”) a highly intelligent and extremely creative young man. He managed to forge millions of dollars worth of company checks before is 19th birthday.
Along the journey, Frank posed as a Pan American World Airways pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney while cashing in the forged checks. The FBI appointed Carl Hanratty, a special agent to follow the paper trail that Frank left behind. After years of searching Carl was finally able to take Frank into custody.
Despite how Carl and Frank’s relationship started with the cat and mouse game, things actually turned out very well. They actually became really good friends almost like a father and son relationship.
We highly recommend the movie Catch Me If You Can to all of our viewers. The movie was brilliantly directed and offers a cast of A-List actors.
July 2007 | PG-13
Based on the true story of the US Navy pilot Dieter Dengler who was shot down during the Vietnam War. While on a highly classified bombing mission over Laos in 1965 his A1H Skyraider was severely damaged and crashed into enemy territory.
Dieter Dengler was able to elude the enemy for a day before eventually being captured. He was taken to a prison camp where he met five other prisoners and was continuously tortured. During his time in the prison, he developed a plan to escape. Five months later Dieter Dengler escaped the prison and was eventually rescued by a US helicopter.
We highly recommend anyone who loves aviation, the military, or inspirational movies to watch this film Rescue Dawn. Below are a couple of ways to purchase your copy.