Captain Blackadder, Lieutenant George, and Private Baldrick see joining the Air Corps as a great way of sitting in a classroom instead of fighting on the front lines. Unfortunately for them, the course is taught by Squadron Commander Flasheart, who lives for danger- much like his nemesis, the infamous Red Baron. Written by
19 October 1989 (UK)
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For the flying sequences, footage from Aces High
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Excuse me, Sir
Yes, yes, prat at the back.
I'm sure we'd all like to know... Why are you called the Twenty Minuters?
Oh, Mr Thicko, fancy not knowing that!
It's simple! The life expectancy of a new pilot is twenty minutes!
Life *expectancy* of twenty minutes?
That's right! Goggles on, last one back's a homo! Hooray!
[Flash leaves with the other trainees, leaving Blackadder and George in their seats
So we take off in ten minutes, we're in the air for twenty minutes, so we should be dead by ...
Edited from Aces High