In the 1960s, two fighter pilots are assigned to Dijon air base, France.




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Series cast summary:
Jacques Santi ...
 Michel Tanguy (39 episodes, 1967-1970)
Christian Marin ...
 Ernest Laverdure (39 episodes, 1967-1970)
Roger Pigaut ...
 Capitaine Merlet / ... (14 episodes, 1967-1970)
Jacques Richard ...
 Commandant Mounier / ... (14 episodes, 1967-1969)
Valéry Inkijinoff ...
 Mr. X / ... (14 episodes, 1967-1968)
Michèle Girardon ...
 Nicole (13 episodes, 1967)
Jean-Claude Michel ...
 Colonel Le Guenn (13 episodes, 1967)
Jean Sobieski ...
 Philippe Larrafieu (13 episodes, 1967)
Muriel Baptiste ...
 Muriel (13 episodes, 1967)
Ivan Desny ...
 Erik (13 episodes, 1967)
Maria-Rosa Rodriguez ...
 Gisèle (13 episodes, 1967)
Ian Ireland ...
 Stève Lester (13 episodes, 1967)
Gabriel Gascon ...
 Louis Gagnon (13 episodes, 1967)
Nicolas Vogel ...
 Capitaine Mercier (13 episodes, 1967)
 Irène (13 episodes, 1967)
Catherine Diamant ...
 Chantal (13 episodes, 1967)
José Luis de Vilallonga ...
 Max (13 episodes, 1967)


In the 1960s, two fighter pilots are assigned to Dijon air base, France.

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Release Date:

16 September 1967 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Aeronauts  »

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(13 episodes)| (26 episodes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Voltaire (supersonic VTOL prototype) seen in the show did really exist under the name of Balzac (both names are famous French authors' names). So special effects weren't required when it's shown hovering. See more »


Version of Les nouveaux chevaliers du ciel (1988) See more »


Les Chevaliers du ciel
Performed by Johnny Hallyday
Music by Bernard Kesslair and Johnny Hallyday
Lyrics by Jacques Chaumelle
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Very good as I remember it.
4 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This TV series came out of France in the late sixties and a dubbed version was shown on the BBC in the early seventies. As a small boy whose father was a pilot in the RAF at the time I found it all quite fascinating. As far as I can remember two pilots of the French Air Force were officially listed as missing but were in actual fact doing some quite dirty jobs for the French government predominately in North Africa. The aeriel shots for their time were quite excellent and by the third series they were making it in colour. At least one annual was brought out by the BBC (saw it on ebay) and almost all the boys I knew at school watched it. It is still possible to get the french version on DVD though I fear like so many others the English print has gone forever. I'd dearly love to see this again but I fear all I will have is some rather fond memories.

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