Today marks the
109th 106th anniversary of Orville and Wilbur Wright's historic flight at Kitty Hawk. Tonight's installment of the Late Movies takes a (light-hearted) look at some famous pop culture scenes inspired by leaving the bonds of Earth for the heavens above.
To lead us off this evening, here is the very famous cockpit scene from Airplane!, which itself was a spoof of the 1957 movie Zero Hour! Roger, Roger.
From Curb Your Enthusiasm, here is a clip of Larry David refusing to sit in the emergency row.
On Tuesday, Boeing launched its next generation aircraft, the 787 Dreamliner. Here's a look inside this advanced craft, which is slated to be rolled out for commercial use at the end of 2010. These planes look beautiful.
And what post about flight would be complete without a Top Gun reference? Here's the video from Kenny Loggins' "Danger Zone."
Finally, as a bonus tonight, I leave you with a group who at the very least would have had a very different name if not for man taking to the skies: The Flight of the Conchords.