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|name= Nang Tao Airport <br> 南坡機場
 
|name= Nang Tao Airport <br> 南坡機場
|image= [[File:NangTaoAirport.jpg|300px]]
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|located= [[Shanghai]], [[China]]
 
|located= [[Shanghai]], [[China]]
 
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'''Nang Tao Airport''' was an airport in [[Shanghai]]. Both [[Lao Che Air Freight]] and [[Pan American Airways]] used the airfield.
 
'''Nang Tao Airport''' was an airport in [[Shanghai]]. Both [[Lao Che Air Freight]] and [[Pan American Airways]] used the airfield.
   
In [[1935]], [[Indiana Jones]], [[Willie Scott]], and [[Short Round]] fled to this airport following the brawl in [[Club Obi Wan]], catching a flight originally intended for Jones, Round, and [[Wu Han]]. As they were hurried to their plane by their contact, [[Earl Weber]], they did not notice that the [[Ford Tri-Motor Airplane]] that they were boarding was owned by [[Lao Che]], through his [[Lao Che Air Freight]] company. As Jones gloated to Lao Che, who had arrived too late to stop the plane, Lao Che had the last laugh as the plane's [[Chinese Pilot|pilot]] and [[Chinese Co-Pilot|co-pilot]] caught their boss' attention.
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==History==
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In [[1935]], [[Indiana Jones]], [[Willie Scott]], and [[Short Round]] fled to Nang Tao Airport following the brawl at [[Club Obi Wan]], catching a flight originally intended for Jones, Round, and [[Wu Han]]. As they were hurried to their plane by their contact, [[Art Weber]], they did not notice that the [[Ford Tri-Motor Airplane]] that they were boarding was owned by [[Lao Che]], through his [[Lao Che Air Freight]] company. As Jones gloated to the gangster, who had arrived too late to stop the plane, Lao Che had the last laugh as the plane's [[Chinese Pilot|pilot]] and [[Chinese Co-Pilot|co-pilot]] caught their boss' attention.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
[[File:NangToaCrate.jpg|thumb|left|170px|The "Nang Toa" crate]]
 
 
The scenes at the airport in ''[[Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom]]'' were filmed at a closed military base, Hamilton Air Force Base in Marin County, California. In the background, [[George Lucas]] and [[Steven Spielberg]] make cameo appearances handling luggage.
 
The scenes at the airport in ''[[Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom]]'' were filmed at a closed military base, Hamilton Air Force Base in Marin County, California. In the background, [[George Lucas]] and [[Steven Spielberg]] make cameo appearances handling luggage.
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[[File:NangToaCrate.jpg|thumb|170px|The "Nang Toa" crate.]]
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Nang Tao Airport is referenced on a crate in line at Disneyland's ''[[Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye]]'' ride though it is misspelled as ''Nang Toa''.
   
 
The Chinese name for the airport can be seen on the sign at the entrance. However, the transliteration is very loose, and would more accurately be written as Nan Po Airport.
 
The Chinese name for the airport can be seen on the sign at the entrance. However, the transliteration is very loose, and would more accurately be written as Nan Po Airport.
   
Nang Tao Airport is a fictional name, but it is re-used in the Doctor Who novel [http://www.drwhoguide.com/who_ma25.htm ''The Shadow of Weng-Chiang'']. It is also alluded to on a crate in line at Disneyland's ''[[Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye]]'' ride, though it is misspelled as ''Nang Toa''.
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Nang Tao Airport is a fictional name but it is re-used in the ''Doctor Who'' novel [[w:c:tardis:The Shadow of Weng-Chiang (novel)|''The Shadow of Weng-Chiang'']].<ref>[http://www.drwhoguide.com/who_ma25.htm ''The Shadow of Weng-Chiang'']</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[From Star Wars To Indiana Jones - The Best of the Lucasfilm Archives]]''
 
*''[[From Star Wars To Indiana Jones - The Best of the Lucasfilm Archives]]''
 
*''[[Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide]]''
 
*''[[Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide]]''
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
 
[[Category:Airports]]
 
[[Category:Airports]]

Revision as of 01:36, March 9, 2015

Nang Tao Airport was an airport in Shanghai. Both Lao Che Air Freight and Pan American Airways used the airfield.

History

In 1935, Indiana Jones, Willie Scott, and Short Round fled to Nang Tao Airport following the brawl at Club Obi Wan, catching a flight originally intended for Jones, Round, and Wu Han. As they were hurried to their plane by their contact, Art Weber, they did not notice that the Ford Tri-Motor Airplane that they were boarding was owned by Lao Che, through his Lao Che Air Freight company. As Jones gloated to the gangster, who had arrived too late to stop the plane, Lao Che had the last laugh as the plane's pilot and co-pilot caught their boss' attention.

Behind the scenes

The scenes at the airport in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom were filmed at a closed military base, Hamilton Air Force Base in Marin County, California. In the background, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg make cameo appearances handling luggage.

NangToaCrate

The "Nang Toa" crate.

Nang Tao Airport is referenced on a crate in line at Disneyland's Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye ride though it is misspelled as Nang Toa.

The Chinese name for the airport can be seen on the sign at the entrance. However, the transliteration is very loose, and would more accurately be written as Nan Po Airport.

Nang Tao Airport is a fictional name but it is re-used in the Doctor Who novel The Shadow of Weng-Chiang.[1]

Appearances

Sources

Notes and references

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