This is a personal list, and as such, won't please everyone. I accept that, but I wanted to look at the films that have best represented flying for me over the years. I've also excluded helicopters in exchange for a festival of fixed wings. But as a person who loves aircraft and flying of all kinds, these are the ones that made me feel the need. The need for speed
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Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. With the possible exceptions of horses and ships, no other non-speaking entity has starred in so many motion pictures as the airplane. And we love airplanes.
For some people flying is an adventure, while for others it can be a downright nightmare. Whether you're a fan of flying or dread your trip to the airport, these movies will help you get ready for your vacation by reminding you that "it could always be worse" when it comes to travel. From "Sully," the heroic retelling of a pilot who safely landed a plane on the Hudson River in New York City, to "Twilight Zone: The Movie," which features an episode about an airline passenger who thinks he sees a gremlin on the plane's wing, these films are sure to frighten, delight, and get you excited about your trip.
There used to be a time when fighter pilots didnt shoot enemy planes from miles away. In the early days of aerial dogfights, during World War I, they had to get so close to their foes that they could actually see their eyes. Plus, there was a real sense of chivalry between pilots. You didnt shoot an enemy who was handicapped by a faulty weapon or engine.