Combat Pilot (2004)

Live a year in the life of a group of Royal Air Force pilots as they undergo the gruelling training required to become Top Guns. Be a fly on the wall in Combat Pilot, a documentary that takes you inside one of the most secretive and important military bases in the world. Be there for the trainees first flights, mock dogfights, G-force testing and more, in exceptional jets. Witness the emotional highs and lows as the students face fears, overcome personal challenges and live out their dreams in this fascinating look at an exhilarating world packed with real human drama and spectacular flying sequences!


Episode 1: Pilot Factory

 Go through life at the school with the trainees, from learning the basics of their aircraft to emergency training.

Episode 2: First Flights

Watch as one pilot fulfils a childhood dream, and another lives through a nightmare during survival school.

Episode 3: Reality Strikes

 When the trainee pilots hear about the death of an RAF pilot and a navigator team shot down in Iraq, they have to face the reality of war.

Episode 4: Flying Low

The trainee pilots take their final jet handling tests and each pilot must take a G-force tolerance test.

Episode 5: Final Dogfight

Two trainees get their weapons training and then put their new skills to use during a mock dogfight.

Episode 6: To Fly

Go with one pilot on his first flying mission with live ammunition. Will he pass and see his life-long dream come true?


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