Ever wondered how many planes were converted into Japanese Zeroes and torpedo bombers for Tora! Tora! Tora! or how French Gazelle helicopters were modified for the title role in Blue Thunder? This first of its kind reference book lists aircraft featured in 350 films and television shows, providing brief individual histories, film locations, serial numbers and registrations. Aircraft are cross-referenced by manufacturer. Appendices provide brief bios on pilots and technicians, information on aircraft collections owned by Tallmanz Aviation and Blue Max Aviation and film credits for U.S. aircraft carriers.
Simon Beck has had a lift long passion for aviation and cinema history having written several articles on film aviation. He currently works in the television industry and lives in Christchurch, New Zealand.