Sunday, 31 December 2017



This dystopian conspiracy drama has a Schweizer 300C flying the heroes along a rural road from a ranch to a school, where they rescue a girl.

The heroine stands on the chopper’s landing skids for their flight back home.

Later, the villains use a Bell 407 gunship with UN markings during their attack on the rebel’s ranch.

There’s a showdown in the sky between the Bell 407 and the Schweizer 300C. 

The enemy’s pilot admits his Bell helicopter can’t manoeuvre like the smaller 300C.

After the airborne chase, the Schweizer’s passenger drops a bottle bomb on the low-hovering Bell 407 and it explodes in mid-air.     


The heroes fly back home in their Schweizer.   

Black Hawk helicopters featured on the poster artwork do not appear in this movie.

Friday, 29 December 2017

Shin Godzilla


This Japanese remake of the monster movie franchise includes an EC-225 Super Puma as the coast guard flight over Tokyo bay.

Establishing shots of an army air-base include four CH-47J helicopters parked on the concrete, and a couple of AH-1S Cobras stored in a hanger.  

The first rotary action sequence of visual effects has four AH-1S Cobras but this helicopter attack on Godzilla is called off to protect civilians.

There’s a brief appearance for a Kawasaki OH-1 Scout and, when Godzilla leaves the city, a Japanese navy SH-60K patrol drops a sonar probe into sea.

Later, Cobras and AH-64D Apache Longbow choppers take off from a squadron base in Tokyo to defend the city, but their machine-guns and even missiles have no effect on Godzilla.

The pilot of an unarmed OH-1 Scout reports the failure of military forces.  

A Eurocopter EC-225LP provides emergency vehicle for the president, but this night flight is destroyed in mid-air by Godzilla’s radioactive power.

Finally, three Kawasaki CH-47J choppers fly civilians to safety during an evacuation of a city.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Zoolander 2

ZOOLANDER 2 (2016)

Ben Stiller’s comedy adventure has a special effects scene where the fashion villain leaves Thimble Island prison, but his Eurocopter EC-130 takes off with one of the heroes as a stowaway. 

Monday, 25 December 2017



In the monster movie scenes of this fantasy drama, some helicopters buzz around the giant quirky creature in Seoul.

One Apache chopper shoots a missile at the monster’s head, and then crashes into it, exploding on impact.  

Saturday, 23 December 2017

War Dogs

WAR DOGS (2016)

This American crime drama, about illegal arms dealers, includes a brief shot of stock footage with four AH-64 Apache helicopters shown on a TV screen.

Later, a US army Huey gunship saves the crooks’ lorry from bandits on the road from Jordan to Iraq.

The movie also features a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor parked at a military airport in Baghdad. 

Thursday, 21 December 2017


MARS (2016)

This futuristic docudrama TV series, about astronauts living on the Red Planet, features remote controlled copter drones, with co-axial rotors, used to survey the Martian surface.

Animation of copter drones also appears in the programme’s title sequence.

One episode of the present-day documentary material includes a Bell 205 flying over Antarctica.