Six Flicks for Inflight Popcorn Munchers

March 9, 2017 | Author: Carrie Fan

The second Thursday in March is Popcorn Lover’s Day. You’re in good company if you choose to indulge in this salty, crunchy, delicious snack on March 9 or any day. Americans munch an estimated 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year.

That’s about 50 quarts for every person old enough to eat popcorn. Popcorn is the snack of choice for movie fans the world over. So chances are that you consume many of your 50 quarts in your neighborhood theater or on the living room couch.

Thanks to advancing technology, there’s a new place for movie (and popcorn) lovers to sit as they indulge their passions – in the cabin of a modern airliner or business jet. Connected aircraft solutions from Honeywell enable fast, reliable inflight Wi-Fi anywhere you’re flying – even over the ocean. That means you can stream video on your laptop or tablet using sites like Netflix or Amazon Prime .

You can learn more about the technology behind this exciting advancement at Wi-Fi that Flies.

In the meantime, sit back, relax and enjoy one of these great aerospace-themed movies that will make your flight time more enjoyable next time you’re on an airplane equipped with our connected aircraft technology. Oh, and don’t forget to pack the popcorn!

The Aviator. Sometimes lost in the legend of his eccentric lifestyle is the fact that Howard Hughes was an aviation pioneer, innovator and airman. This biopic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese covers the life of the legendary aviator from the 1920s to the 1940s. 7.5 stars on the Independent Movie Data Base.

Amelia. Amelia Earhart is another aviation legend who set multiple aviation records and became the first woman to pilot a plane solo across the Atlantic (a plane equipped with Honeywell navigation equipment, by the way). She later disappeared during an around-the-world flight attempt, creating an enduring aviation mystery. Hillary Swank portrays the groundbreaking aviatrix in this version of her story. 5.8 stars.

Up in the Air. Here’s one for the frequent flyers. George Clooney plays a businessman who enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job traveling around the country firing people. He finds his lifestyle threatened when he meets a potential love interest and gains a new coworker, played by Anna Kendrick in a breakout role. 7.4 stars.

Airplane! This 1980 comedy classic is a hilarious sendup of disaster movies, featuring Robert Hayes as a pilot who’s afraid to fly and memorable comic performances by Leslie Nielson and Lloyd Bridges. Surely your fellow passengers will wonder what’s making you laugh. But don’t call me Shirley. 7.8 stars.

The Right Stuff. What’s not to love about this story about the genesis of the U.S. space program and America’s first astronauts? It’s a riveting tale dramatizing the enormous contributions made and risks taken by the Mercury crews at the very beginning of the space race. Starring Sam Shepard, Scott Glen, Ed Harris and others as those intrepid space pilots. (PS: our equipment was on board). 7.9 stars

Hidden Figures. This 2016 award-winner provides a welcomed and compelling behind-the-scenes look at the early days of the space program, when “computers” were people, not machines. Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer are outstanding as African-American mathematicians at NASA who play a vital role in the program. 7.9 stars.

Carrie Fan

Carrie Fan

Carrie Fan is the Content Producer for Honeywell Aerospace. Previously, she worked for Honeywell Aerospace Asia Pacific as the Digital Media Manager.

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