Iron Eagle (1986)

Introduction Iron Eagle is a 1986 military action film directed by Sidney J. Furie, co-written by Kevin Alyn Elders and starring Jason Gedrick and Louis Gossett Jr. While it received mixed reviews, being unfavourably compared to the similarly-themed Top Gun released the same year, the film earned $24,159,872 at the US box office. Iron Eagle… Read More

Fighter Pilot: The Real Top Gun (2019): S01E03

Introduction Fighter Pilot: The Real Top Gun is a 2019 three-part documentary about trainee pilots in the RAF. Outline In the series finale, three students at Britain’s very own Top Gun academy find out which of them, if any, can pass their concluding aerial combat and mission tests and ultimately be selected to fly the… Read More

Fighter Pilot: The Real Top Gun (2019): S01E02

Introduction Fighter Pilot: The Real Top Gun is a 2019 three-part documentary about trainee pilots in the RAF. Outline In the second episode, the fighter pilot students at Britain’s very own academy for Top Guns turn their attention to dogfighting. Learning air combat is a key skill if they want to reach their goal of… Read More

Fighter Pilot: The Real Top Gun (2019): S01E01

Introduction Fighter Pilot: The Real Top Gun is a 2019 three-part documentary about trainee pilots in the RAF. Outline “This is the Oxford or Cambridge of fighter pilot training. It is not easy. Anytime someone takes their foot off the gas here, they will fail.” – ‘Puppy’, fighter pilot school boss This new three-part documentary… Read More

Fighter Pilot: The Real Top Gun Documentary Series Overview

Introduction Fighter Pilot: The Real Top Gun is a 2019 three-part documentary about trainee pilots in the RAF. Outline Following new recruits, both men and women, as they complete each stage of selection to fly for, and for ultimate Top Gun status in, the legendary RAF Dambuster squadron as it unveils its next generation of… Read More

Speed & Angels (2008)

Introduction A 2008 documentary follows the lives of two young Navy recruits working to achieve their dream of becoming fighter pilots. Outline This documentary follows the lives of 2 young Navy recruits working to achieve their dream of becoming fighter pilots. Tracking their steps through ground school and flight training, and eventually fighting for their… Read More