Blue Thunder is a specially modified helicopter. It is for police work, but is armed and designed to counter street insurgencies. Its makers want to show what it will do, but have to train Los Angeles Police pilot Frank Murphy to fly and use it in order to allow it to operate in the city. Murphy and the project pilot have differences going back to Vietnam. The conflict between them continues to heat up as Murphy begins to suspect that Blue Thunder is more than has been disclosed. Written by
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When the fighter pilot ejects they show him pulling a handle on the side of the seat. F-16 aircraft have ACES II seats, and the ejection handle is in the front of the seat, between the pilot's legs. See more
[after Lymangood interrupts him chewing out Murphy
You're supposed to be stupid, son. Don't abuse the privilege.
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Referenced in Breaking In: Pilot