The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979) (part 4 of 6)

Dulles tells the pilots they’ve got an out of control drone in the vicinity and that they’re sending help. Isabelle tells everyone to buckle his or her seatbelts. Two Air Force jets roar into the sky. On the intercom, Joe tells everyone to remain calm, because he’s going to put a little music on and tells them please don’t dance in the aisle. Paul mutters he hasn’t heard that one before, and Joe says they’ll be calm if he sounds calm.

At Harrison, everyone has gathered around the monitors, where it looks like the drone has its sights set on the Concorde. Willie says with no small amount of satisfaction, “The drone’s locked on target.” And why don’t you just call the Feds right now, Willie, and save us all some trouble?

And then, my friends, I forgive this movie everything because the model Concorde (let’s call it the Crapcorde) tilts like an F-14 to avoid the missile. And it only gets better from here. Inside the cabin, people scream and luggage falls from the overhead compartments. The Crapcorde then does two barrel rolls in a row. Oh, you’ve finally broken the surly bonds of reality, movie. Good job!

The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979) (part 4 of 6)

Hiiiiighway tooooo the danger zone!

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Jessica Ritchey

Born in Western North Carolina, Juniper was discovered in a filthy shack in the lovely Blue Ridge Mountains, speaking a made up language to a tattered rag doll, her only companion. Her social skills have improved little in the intervening years. She is currently making flailing efforts at being a freelance writer. One of history's supreme procrastinators she plans on writing a book about it someday.

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