Sunday, 16 February 2020

13 Hours

13 HOURS (aka: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi, 2016)

Based on a true story, Michael Bay’s action movie is about a siege at an American compound in Libya.

There’s one brief appearance of an AH-64 Apache during the introductory montage.

Later, a CH-47 Chinook transport prepares for take-off at a US military base.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Ready Player One


Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi adventure has a quad-copter drone that delivers pizza.

Security tri-copter drones track the heroes across the city.

Other copter drones in RP1 plant bombs in the vertical stacks of caravan slums.

Tuesday, 4 February 2020


KURSK: THE LAST MISSION (aka: The Command, 2018)

This disaster movie is based on a true story about a Russian submarine.

In a night scene, a Mil Mi-17 Hip transport lands on a civilian rescue ship.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020


A-X-L (2018) 

This sci-fi adventure movie is about a robot dog. 

Tech labs launch a swarm of mini-copter drones to find their missing machine.

The drones track down the robot to a caravan camp-site.

Visual effects include a Black Hawk in pursuit of the runaways.  

Drones chase the robot across countryside terrain.

The Black Hawk and some drones fly after the escaping robot.

Tuesday, 12 November 2019


INHUMANS (aka: Marvel’s Inhumans, 2017) 

This live-action TV mini-series is based on Marvel superhero comics.

On locations in Hawaii, episode Divide And Conquer has a Bell 205 (formerly a UH-1H), used for the night raid in a prison break-out.

The next episode, Make Way For... Medusa, begins with visual effects of the Bell 205 flying escaped heroes to a secret hide-out.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019


RANSOM (2017-9) 

This international TV production is a crime drama series about a team of specialists led by a hostage negotiator.

Season one’s episode The Castle has an AS-350B A-Star flying the hero to a location in France.

Thursday, 12 September 2019


SALVATION (2017-8) 

This TV series is a sci-fi drama about the Earth versus a planet-killing asteroid.

The first episode has a US army AS-355 TwinStar landing at Wallops Island test site.

Another Trip Around The Sun features an AW-109 flying the young hero to Boston.

Truth Or Darius has a corporate AW-109 on a night flight.

Season finale The Plot Against America has one brief clip of a presidential flight, the ‘Marine One’ VH-3D Sea King (from stock footage, probably), landing near a secret bunker.