Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The Purge: Election Year

THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR (2016)

This sci-fi thriller includes a sequence with the villain’s team of mercenaries airborne in a futuristic gunship (digital visual effects) flying to attack the heroine’s ambulance van on the night streets of Washington D.C.


Sunday, 9 July 2017

The Call Up

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



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

Criminal

CRIMINAL (2016)
Made in the UK, 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

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

Central Intelligence

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE (2016)


This comedy action movie includes a Bell 427 that lands in the grounds of a school for the heroes to attend a class reunion party.  


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Mechanic: Resurrection


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 Bangkok.
 
 

Later, there’s a Bell 206 JetRanger flying over Sydney harbour where the hero jumps down 60 feet from the hovering helicopter into the sea.
 

 
Finally, in Bulgaria, 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.