Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Avengers: Infinity War

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (2018) 


During the post-credits scene, an AW-109 crashes into the side of a building.

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Cold Zone

COLD ZONE (aka: 100° Below Zero, 2017)

This disaster movie ends with the hero’s escape flight.


A Eurocopter EC-130, parked in hanger, is used as an escape vehicle.


The scientist’s family drag the helicopter outside.


The EC-130 takes off just in time, when a freezing storm arrives.


The chopper soars away into the Alaskan sky.


The flight ascends to 8,000 feet above the Arctic blast.


The survivors fly over a new Ice Age. 



Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Damascus Cover

DAMASCUS COVER (2017) 

This British spy thriller is about agents in 1989. 


A military Bell 205 lands at a Syrian air-base. 


Monday, 4 March 2019

SWAT

S.W.A.T. (2017) 

This TV action show is a remake based on the 1970s series about a squad of Special Weapons And Tactics cops in Los Angeles.



In season one’s first episode, there’s a brief glimpse of a SWAT AS-350 hovering at a crime scene. 




The second episode, Cuchillo, features a SWAT Black Hawk that brings team leader Hondo (Shemar Moore) to a siege at a cabin in the woods.




Aiming from the low-hovering Black Hawk, Hondo shoots an escaped convict.


Miracle has a quad-copter drone providing SWAT with eye-in-the-sky views above a cemetery chapel during a night raid.


Seizure includes an AS-355 Twin-Star flying a SWAT cop to hospital.



Hunted has a Black Hawk fly over a forest, during a search for missing cops.



The SWAT team use ropes to drop down to the ground. 


Season finale Hoax has an AS-350 A-Star circling a car park, after the climactic stunt crash.

Friday, 1 March 2019

Geo-Disaster

GEO DISASTER (2017) 

A low-budget sci-fi thriller, this is about the devastating effects of ‘dark matter’ on the world.


One special effects scene has a Black Hawk flying over the Californian shore during a tidal wave.



The US Coast Guard Sea King helicopters, on DVD box artwork, do not appear in this movie. 


Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Icebreaker

THE ICEBREAKER (2016)

Set in 1985, this Russian disaster movie is about a damaged ship, stuck in Antarctica.



A Mil Mi-2 Hoplite brings a new captain to the stricken ship.



The Hoplite lands on the ship's rear heli-pad, but the engine is burning and it sets fire to the pilot.


Later, the damaged chopper starts working again. 



The Hoplite takes off to survey an iceberg.



The chopper returns to land on the ship, but strong cross-winds force the Hoplite to hit the iceberg, so it spins out of control and crashes on the ice. 



  The pilot escapes from the wreckage just before the chopper sinks. 



Another Hoplite arrives from a second ship to help save the crew. 


There are photo-real animation (PRA) effects of a Mil Mi-17 Hip that returns the rescued pilot to the icebreaker ship, finally sailing home across the equator. 



Tuesday, 19 February 2019

SEAL Team

SEAL TEAM (2017) 

This TV series, starring David Boreanaz, is a military drama about US navy S.E.A.L. commandos on various missions. 


Several sequences, supposedly shot on locations at US military bases, feature Black Hawks and Chinook transports parked in the background. 


Animated graphics of a Black Hawk gunship appear in the show’s title card. 


Season one's first episode, Tip Of The Spear, has a Black Hawk gunship take off with the SEAL team for a secret mission in Africa. 



The heroes are using three Black Hawks, flying at night. 


A Black Hawk hovers to drop soldiers onto a roof-top. 


After the rescue mission, a Black Hawk lands at the US base.


Episode Call Out features a Black Hawk taking off at night, using footage recycled from the season's debut. 


Never Get Out Of The Boat includes a Black Hawk, with its rotors turning, on the US base. 


In Name Only has animation effects of three Black Hawks flying troops back to base at sunrise. 



The season’s best rotary action episode is Enemy Of My Enemy, with a pair of Bell 205 transports - Hueys borrowed from the DEA - used by the heroes on an urgent mission.



The two Hueys return to pick up troops, returning with a prisoner. 



The choppers get airborne just in time to escape from enemy gun-men. 



Heroes on Hueys return fire. 



When a rocket attack targets the Hueys, both choppers launch flares. 



One Huey is damaged by the missile and crashes off-screen. 


The Graveyard Of Empires features a Huey fliying to rescue a team from the downed helicopter. 


Huey lands nearby to drop off troops a couple of miles from survivors of the crash. 


The same Huey picks up the heroes after their mission. 


The Cost Of Doing Business has a Black Hawk flying the SEALs up into the Afghan mountains for a raid on an enemy's bunker.