While filming actual fighter jets lining up and taking off, one jet stalled halfway down the runway, ground to a halt causing the jet behind it to perform an emergency takeoff. A very near miss for the crew. See more »
This was a 60-minute pilot for a show that never happened. Yorkshire TV and director Mahoney wasted the unprecedented access that was given to the production by the RAF by relying on stereotype in place of character and indulging in more or less every Top-Gun cliché they could dream up.
It's a shame, really; UK armed forces are chronically under-represented in the America-centric modern media, and it's easy to feel that the rich visual possibilities offered by such a series were rather squandered.
But as a TV show: hopelessly obvious drivel.
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