THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR (2016)
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Sunday, 9 July 2017
THE CALL UP (2016)
This sci-fi action movie, about virtual war-games, has a Mil Mi-24 Hind (in a digital visual effects scene) that flies by the upper floors of a building, and then turns away to cruise over the ruined city.
The helicopter gunship re-appears hovering just outside a window. Later, helicopter wreckage is found by the gamers just outside a doorway.
Friday, 7 July 2017
DEEPWATER HORIZON (2016)
Peter Berg’s suspenseful disaster movie is based on a true story.
At Bristow heli-port, we see an airborne
Bell 407 and an Agusta Westland AW-139
surrounded by several helicopters parked on concrete pads.
The morning flight has a Sikorsky S-92A carrying crew to the oil-rig. The big transport suffers a bird strike before landing safely at the off-shore location.
After the explosions, a US Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin is the first rescue flight to reach the burning platform.
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Made in the
this Hollywood sci-fi action thriller features an Agusta Westland AW-109E Power
(G-EMHC) flying a convict (Kevin Costner) from prison to an RAF base in Dover.
Later, there are two Westland Apache gunships on patrol over another British city.
The spy chief (Gary Oldman) takes a Eurocopter AS-355 TwinStar (G-XLLL from Excel charter) flight over
London to follow a van-load of Russian agents,
and the helicopter lands in the grounds of a university.
This Twin-Star takes off again to pursue the hero who is driving a stolen ambulance to a small air-field for the final shoot-out.
Saturday, 13 May 2017
DAY OF RECKONING (2016)
This sci-fi horror begins with a montage of apocalyptic scenes that include a pair of Black Hawk gunships and two Mil Mi-24 Hind choppers in brief CGI shots of aerial combat against swarms of flying creatures.
There’s also a couple of U.N. helicopters, a Russian Mil Mi-17 Hip transport and a Bell 212 Twin Huey, in a brief stock-footage shot.
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
MECHANIC: RESURRECTION (2016)
This action movie sequel includes a Eurocopter AS-350B3 A-Star that lands on the bad guy’s motor yacht, moored near
Later, there’s a Bell 206 JetRanger flying over
harbour where the
hero jumps down 60 feet from the hovering helicopter into the sea. Sydney
a hospital medevac EC-145 helicopter is used by the hero, who sneaks aboard the
flight to reach the heli-pad of his target’s bunker hideout. Bulgaria