Today's clip is inspired by OldAFSarge's great post here.
In 1975, when they made films like The Great Waldo Pepper starring Robert Redford, they used real airplanes and real pilots really flew them.
And when they crashed planes in this movie, they actually crashed real Tiger Moth biplanes.
What I did not know until now was that the flying stunts were performed by legendary pilot Frank Tallman, himself an amputee. (Like Sir Douglas Bader and Yours Truly.) In fact, I'm thinking that the next post will look at Frank Tallman in a bit more detail. In real life, he was more of a man than most of the actors that he flew for in Hollywood.