Guest Host: Peter Regan
Peter Regan is a Senior VP for an unnamed hospitality resort conglomerate. He loves “Airport” with all his heart and distrusts those who think otherwise. He also went to school with Mark and Jim a million years ago, so there’s that.
Stenciled titles over the ATC radar room:
PRODUCED BY ROSS HUNTER
Stenciled titles over a snowy evening in the Lincoln control tower:
WRITTEN FOR THE SCREEN AND DIRECTED BY
It’s a snowy evening in suburban Chicago’s Lincoln International Airport. From the Lincoln tower, four air traffic controllers manage takeoffs and landings along Lincoln’s two runways: Two-Two and Two-Niner.
Two-Niner is Lincoln’s longest runway, and their most frequently used approach and departure route.
An ATC operator tells Trans Global Flight 45 (a 707 jetliner) they’re cleared to land on Two-Niner. Winds are at 15 knots, gusting to 25 knots. The copilot responds, saying the runway’s in sight.
The movie’s iconic shot of the approaching runway lights fills the screen. Flight 45 touches down.
In This Minute
Robert Patten as Captain Benson
Ed Deemer as Copilot Crowley
Michael Rougas as Second Officer
Unknown as Controller