A pilot who lost his nerve has to fly and land a passenger plane when the crew gets food poisoning. Parody of airplane disaster movies.
Just some comedy radar control.
Roger Ebert summed up this film very well. "Practically a satirical anthology of movie cliches It compensates for its lack of original comic invention by its utter willingness to steal, beg, borrow, and rewrite from anywhere."
Gunderson has a caramel brown leather bomber jacket with patch, possibly military, on right front. This is a very good color on JB. Hair has that unusual side part, too.
Mixed, but Airplane! was a box-office smash.
Los Angeles Times, 7/2/1980, sec.VI, p.1
"About two more minutes, chief." (part of the gag using radar/ radar range (oven) and a turkey cooking.)