Filming Hollywood’s Flights of Fantasy
by Christine Negroni
When the movie ‘Flight’, starring Denzel Washington, is over you might wonder, ‘Just how many airplanes did it take to make that picture-perfect airliner crash?’ The answer is three: McDonnell Douglas MD-80s salvaged from Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, and the former Continental Airlines. I know this because I have talked to the man who helped make it happen. Christine Negroni looks into how Scroggins Aviation supplied the mockups for FLIGHT, THE EVENT (shown on cover) and ABC’s television series Pan Am.
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