My lord what an airplane. The Gee-Bee -short for Granville Brothers-the company that built this most lethal of 1930's racing planes. A real plane for a real good graphic novel by David Stevens called (wait for it) - "The Rocketeer." Later made into a movie that has become a cult classic in my house. The plane almost killed more test-pilots then the Japanese "Baca Bomb" flown at the end of WW2.
Robert Zemeckis returns to big, live-action filmmaking and, amazingly, his first team-up with Denzel Washington, who plays the drug-addled pilot responsible for the crash. This is definitely a movie where we probably won't see a lot of product placement.