Newly-discharged from the RAF after World War II, Jack Ruskin, a blunt no-nonsense Yorkshireman, decides to set up his own airline, Ruskin Air Services. Something of an idealist, Jack is prepared to bend every rule in the book to achieve his goal of flying a Dakota once again. He soon does a deal with Ernie Cade, a notorious spiv who can lay his hands on any item of war surplus - for the right price - and then enlists Peter Witney as co-pilot and Jock McEvoy as maintenance engineer. But his long absences start to put a strain on his relationship with Jennie, his girlfriend.Written by
A fantastic, realistic and sometimes brutally honest reprise of how life in the RAF and post war aviation industry was. No holds barred. This series represents in a factual and honest manner the feelings, views and beliefs of serving RAF personell and politicions. The factual content..in regards to flying scenes and continuity are great and to be fair "continual". There is no doubt in my mind Roy Marsden is a great actor and the likes of Richard Heffer, Sean Scanlan and Poly Hemingway all ad the practical and basic acting skills required in this ...stripped down and back to basics acting genre. Great acting, and fascinating radio controlled models used to represent full-sized aircraft. Well shot and produced.
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