They’re exciting, high-speed, and entertaining, but let’s face it: airplane movies are one of the main reasons non-pilots believe all kinds of crazy myths about flying. If you want the real deal about truly adventurous aviation, we suggest reading ASA Fliers: In Their Own Words and Famous First Flights – Sixteen Dramatic Adventures.
With the new “Top Gun: Maverick” movie fresh in everyone’s minds, we thought it would be fun to do a roundup of the best movies ever made about aviation. Grab the popcorn and your remote as you settle in for your next pilot movie marathon. Did your favorite film make the cut? There’s only one way to find out.
What’s showing at your next movie night? If you’re stumped on film ideas for an upcoming pilot or aviation fan get-together, these twelve documentaries are good bets for crowd-pleasing choices.