These comments are from the point of view of the aviation enthusiast. They do not necessarily reflect the artistic and dramatic quality of the work.
The Early Days
World War I
World War II
The Space Race
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965) Set in the early 1910, this movie
contains flying by some real and imaginary airplanes of the era as they race
is a docu-drama of
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo is a black and white film based
on the book by Ted Lawson's personal account of the
raid. It looks like actual
footage of the B-25s taking off from the carrier Wasp, is included.
The Bridges of Toko-Ri is based
on the novel by James Michner depicting the
personal struggles of Naval Aviation personnel and their families. There are some great flying scenes
from the dawn of the Jet Age, with jets operating from aircraft carriers
designed for an earlier era.
Strategic Air Command – Former WWII bomber pilot (James Stewart) returns to duty with the Strategic Air Command, giving up a promising career in baseball. The story line is said to be pretty boring by non-aviation people that have viewed this. There are some great actual flying scenes in the B36 and B47.