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

The First of the Few (1942)

Introduction The First of the Few (US title Spitfire) is a 1942 British black-and-white biographical film produced and directed by Leslie Howard, who stars as R. J. Mitchell, the designer of the Supermarine Spitfire fighter aircraft. David Niven co-stars as a Royal Air Force officer and test pilot, a composite character that represents the pilots… Read More

All Along the Watchtower (1999): S01E06 – The Fallout Zone

Introduction All Along the Watchtower is a British sitcom that aired on BBC One in 1999, about a Royal Air Force (RAF) site in Scotland. Outline A Russian fighter plane is incoming on RAF Auchacluchnie, the last line of defence against the total destruction of Great Britain. All Along the Watchtower Series You can find… Read More

All Along the Watchtower (1999): S01E04 – One Flew into The Cuckoo’s Nest

Introduction All Along the Watchtower is a British sitcom that aired on BBC One in 1999, about a Royal Air Force (RAF) site in Scotland. Outline An osprey nest in one of the radar-dishes mechanisms causes consternation and cat-hunting. All Along the Watchtower Series You can find a full index of All Along the Watchtower… Read More