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garhkal
02-13-2017, 05:20 AM
OK, so i just got done re-watching a great film, Blue Thunder. And it made me wonder.
Besides blue thunder, Firebirds with Tommy Lee Jones and Nick Cage (about Apache helos) and Airwolf, what other tv shows or films have heavily focused on or around Helos?

Mjölnir
02-13-2017, 08:27 AM
We Were Soldiers isn't about helicopters per se, but about the first usage of air assault techniques by the Army in Vietnam circa 1965. The main character is LTC Hal Moore, who eventually retired as a LTG; LTG Moore passed away on Saturday ... RIP.

I thought Airwolf was great in the 80's; last year I tried watching it on Netflix and was like "ohhhhhh .... no."

Bos Mutus
02-13-2017, 01:08 PM
"Blue Thunder" was our BMT flight nickname...on account of our thunderous heel beat when marching.

sandsjames
02-13-2017, 01:51 PM
Magnum PI had the chopper that TJ flew...

Rainmaker
02-13-2017, 03:32 PM
what other tv shows or films have heavily focused on or around Helos?

Black Hawk Down.

LogDog
02-13-2017, 06:06 PM
From the mid-to-late 50s, there was a TV show called Whirlybirds about the adventures of a pair of helicopter pilots.

garhkal
02-14-2017, 03:50 AM
We Were Soldiers isn't about helicopters per se, but about the first usage of air assault techniques by the Army in Vietnam circa 1965. The main character is LTC Hal Moore, who eventually retired as a LTG; LTG Moore passed away on Saturday ... RIP.

I thought Airwolf was great in the 80's; last year I tried watching it on Netflix and was like "ohhhhhh .... no."

Yea, i read about Hal moore as well.. Same really.

IsiahJuhed
03-16-2017, 02:10 PM
Firebirds is one that's got a lot of Helo action. Black Hawk Down is solid. We were soldiers is based around a lot of aircraft including Helos and Fighter Jets.

garhkal
03-16-2017, 05:54 PM
IMO firebirds could have been MUCH better without Cage in.. Especially when he's doing that "I'm the greatest" ranting like crazy as he is re-doing his simulator run...

Mjölnir
03-16-2017, 10:59 PM
IMO firebirds could have been MUCH better without Cage in.. Especially when he's doing that "I'm the greatest" ranting like crazy as he is re-doing his simulator run...

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