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LETTERS

What we missed
Readers shared these additional aviation-related movies
and TV shows:
Ace Drummond (1936)
A Guy Named Joe (1943)
Air Force One (1997)
Amelia (2009)
American Made (2017)
The Aviator (2004)
Battle of Britain (1969)
Blue Max (1966)
The Boy Who Flew with
Condors (1967)
The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
Call to Glory (1984-1985)
Chopper One (1974)
Con Air (1997)
Clutch Cargo (1959)
The Dawn Patrol (1938)
Dive Bomber (1941)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Fandango (1985)
Fate is the Hunter (1964)
Flight of the Phoenix (1965,
2004)
Flyboys (2006)

Pop culture influences

HANGAR TALK

I really enjoyed reading Julie
Summers Walker's " Pop Culture
Influences " article and remembering the experiences of
watching many of those movies and TV shows back in the

The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
The High and the Mighty (1954)
It Happened at the World's Fair
(1963)
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad
World (1963)
One Six Right (2005)
The Right Stuff (1983)
Ripcord (1961-1963)
The Rocketeer (1991)
Six Days, Seven Nights (1998)
633 Squadron (1964)
Sky Kids (2008)
Strategic Air Command (1955)
Tailspin Tommy (comic strip
1928-1942)
Tales of the Gold Monkey
(1982-1983)
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
(1944)
Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
Whirlybirds (1957-1960)
Zero Hour! (1957)
Thank you to everyone
who sent in their favorites.

day. When I came to The Bob
Cummings Show, I was surprised to see the reference to
the Taylor Aerocar as I didn't
know that it had ever been used
as a " prop " for a TV show. I did,
however, note an error. Perhaps

it's just a typo, but the Aerocar's
designer was Moulton " Molt "
Taylor, not Mort. Thanks again
for a wonderful article.
Phil Raker
AOPA 633937
Augusta, West Virginia

When Always premiered
some 32 years ago, I was a
young movie theater executive with a private ticket. I
was obsessed with all things
flying and Steven Spielberg.
When the movie premiered,
I was disappointed that the
critical reviews were mostly
tepid. That did not stop me.
Whenever I could, I sneaked
out of my office in Secaucus,
New Jersey, and would go into
one of our 14 theaters down in
the plaza. I timed my arrival
in order to watch the final few
minutes of the film. I would go
in at the part where the John
Williams music quietly plays
the dead-stick A-26 into its
watery grave. As people would
exit the theater, I would look to
see if there were tears in anyone's eyes. Sometimes there
were. I always had tears in my
eyes. Not because of the emotional scene, but for the loss of
the A-26. The aviation imagery
in that movie was strong and
remains as strong in my mind
today. I would also like to say

SHINJI MAEDA had flown all the way across the continent to Maryland
for this photo shoot-but it seemed unlikely to happen. Clouds and
rain had moved into the area and the forecast called for them to stick
around all evening. " I bet we can find a sliver of sunshine out there
somewhere, " said ADRIAN EICHHORN, Maeda's friend who planned to
join him in his own Bonanza ( " UNLIKELY FRIENDS, " p. 58). " It won't take
much to light up these airplanes. " AOPA senior photographer Chris
Rose directed the photo ship to an open piece of sky about 30 miles
west and the light turned out to be magical. With Eichhorn and Maeda
tucked in neatly beside the open door of the photo airplane-an A36-
the flight of three Bonanzas orbited together until sunset. " That was
one of my favorite flights ever, " Maeda said. " Flying next to my friend
Adrian in that gorgeous sky was something I'll never forget. "

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that director Brian Terwilliger
of One Six Right has the same
" Spielberg " vision of the majesty and grandeur of aircraft
and aviation. Thanks for the
fun look back, it supplied me
lots of lift and no drag.
John Monsport
AOPA 528983
Lawrence Township,
New Jersey

What few people realize is the
classic 1980 movie Airplane! is a
direct lift/spoof of a 1957 movie
Zero Hour! It is eerie; hardly
any of the script is even altered.
It finally explains why the jet
airliner sounded like a Connie.
Andy Griebel
AOPA 5275729
Little Rock, Arkansas

Errata

" Destination: Cuisine Caliente "
(February 2021 AOPA Pilot)
incorrectly described the colors of the New Mexico flag and
misspelled the name of a city in
New Mexico. The flag is yellow
and red, and the town Madrid
was made famous in the movie
Wild Hogs. AOPA Pilot regrets
the errors.
We welcome your comments.
Send letters to Editor, AOPA
Pilot, 421 Aviation Way, Frederick, Maryland 21701 or pilot@
aopa.org. Letters may be
edited for length and style.



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