Check Out The Internet Movie Plane Database!

17 May

A funny thing happened after last weekend’s great game of #avgeekcinema (my post on that is here) — I discovered the Internet Movie Plane Database.

For the uninitiated, this wiki on steroids gives a comprehensive list of all types of aircraft that appear in movies or television.   And I admit it — I’m one of those geeks that loves seeing — and identifying — aircraft in movies.  You can check out a post from my old blog, written back in September 2004, about how I began watching the TV show “Lost” because I had heard the crash scene in the first few episodes were something to behold.  And they were.

And yes — I watch the opening credits of “Hawaii Five-0″ just to see that Airbus A330.  And I also watched the opening in the original show too.  But I digress.

Let’s say you want to check out the aircraft featured in one of my favorite movies, “Die Hard 2.” To me, despite all the aviation errors, that movie was an absolute aircraft joy, looking at all those Lockheed L1011s and Boeing 727s, plus my one true love aircraft — the Boeing 747.

If you go to the database, you’re taken to the page, which features links to the cast, a movie poster and shots of all the aircraft in the movie.  I was so focused on the L1011s and 727s, I forgot about the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, the Douglas DC-8, the Bell UH-1 Iroqouis and Aérospatiale AS350 AStar helicopter.

So let go, tap your inner avgeek and jump, feet first, into the Internet Movie Plane Database!

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7 Responses to “Check Out The Internet Movie Plane Database!”

  1. Aviatrix May 17, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    I’ve needed this forever. I didn’t know it existed either.

  2. IMPDb May 22, 2011 at 12:36 am #

    A table of contents box appears at the top of each film page when logged in too. It’s pretty nice to have, especially on pages where there’s lots of aircraft. We are trying to make it present all the time.

    • Aviation Queen May 23, 2011 at 10:14 am #

      I just L-O-V-E your wiki. You guys are sheer GENIUS for dreaming this up!!

      • Michael May 28, 2011 at 4:53 am #

        On the wiki-ish aviation site theme, I recently found http://www.theaviationindex.com...

        It holds indexes for heaps of the old aviation magazines and books I used to read as a kid, and its indexed by Aircraft similar to the site above, as well as authors etc

  3. Matthew Campbell September 6, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

    Nice find I had fun going through some of the shows and films looking at the different aircraft especially my favourite Black Hawk Down.

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  1. Check Out The Internet Movie Plane Database! (via Aviation Queen) « Calgary Recreational and Ultralight Flying Club (CRUFC) - May 17, 2011

    [...] May 17, 2011 by bikeal Leave a Comment A funny thing happened after last weekend's great game of #avgeekcinema (my post on that is here) — I discovered the Internet Movie Plane Database. For the uninitiated, this wiki on steroids gives a comprehensive list of all types of aircraft that appear in movies or television.   And I admit it — I'm one of those geeks that loves seeing — and identifying — aircraft in movies.  You can check out a post from my old blog, written back in Septem … Read More [...]

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