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    FAVORITE aviation movie of all time?

    The forums seem a bit slow of late, so to stir up some conversation - what's your pick for best aviation movie of all time and why? Action flicks, war movies, documentaries...they are all fair game. Now that I've posted the question, I'll have to think on it a bit. "Always" is definitely amongst the top of my list.

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    The story was only so-so, but as far as the aircraft involved & the photography, Strategic Air Command has to be near the top.

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    The Spirit of St Louis, there's a few parts in there that still give me goose bumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zack Baughman View Post
    "Always" is definitely amongst the top of my list.

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    Sorry Zack, IMO, Always was a chick flick masquerading as an aviation movie.

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    How about "The Right Stuff".... and for shear fun "The Rocketeer"

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    I recently saw "The Right Stuff". What an amazing movie.

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    1943's "Air Force", directed by Howard Hawks, starring John Garfield, Harry Carey, John Ridgely, Arthur Kennedy, Gig Young and James Brown(not that James Brown). The story of a B-17 crew flying from San Francisco to Pearl Harbor on December 6, 1941. It's a raw-raw propaganda type film but it's a damn good propaganda film. Found a Trailer: http://youtu.be/_Xyol4b9Law

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floatsflyer View Post
    1943's "Air Force", directed by Howard Hawks, starring John Garfield, Harry Carey, John Ridgely, Arthur Kennedy, Gig Young and James Brown(not that James Brown). The story of a B-17 crew flying from San Francisco to Pearl Harbor on December 6, 1941. It's a raw-raw propaganda type film but it's a damn good propaganda film. Found a Trailer: http://youtu.be/_Xyol4b9Law
    I've seen at least part of this movie. Good flick, "cutting edge" special effects! (well for 1943) :-)
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