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Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag (2004)

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Red Flag is the international training exercise for air forces of allied countries where many of the world's best pilots meet for the most challenging flying of their careers. Red Flag is ... See full summary »


Stephen Low


Stephen Low, Denny Kuhr (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
John Stratton John Stratton ... Himself (as Captain John Stratton)
Robert Novotny Robert Novotny ... Himself (as Major Robert Novotny)
Sam Morgan Sam Morgan ... Himself (as Major Sam Morgan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Randy Cason Randy Cason ... Himself (as Tractor)
Michel Perron Michel Perron ... Additional Voice
Charles Edwin Powell ... Additional Voice (as Charles Powell)
Harald Winter Harald Winter ... Voice (German Pilot)


Red Flag is the international training exercise for air forces of allied countries where many of the world's best pilots meet for the most challenging flying of their careers. Red Flag is the final training for pilots and their aircrews before being sent into actual combat. Follow pilot, John Stratton, as he makes his way through this extraordinary event held in the desert of Nevada. Written by K2 Communications

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2 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Air Force: The Battle for Red Flag See more »


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Did You Know?


FIGHTER PILOT Wins LFCA 2005 "Best of Festival" Film Award.

Los Angeles, CA - (May 5, 2005) The Large Format Cinema Association (LFCA) has selected Stephen Low's FIGHTER PILOT: OPERATION RED FLAG to receive the LFCA 2005 Conference and Film Festival "Best of Festival" Film Award. Voted on by all attendees at this year's conference, the award recognizes the best films presented to industry peers and delegates during the annual four-day event. See more »


At the beginning of the movie, John takes of from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, not from Eglin AFB, Florida. However at the outside shot, the radio call's Miami center. Mountain Home AFB, Idaho to Nellis AFB, Nevada takes him no where near Miami. See more »

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I read a couple of very damning review of this film saying that it was completely dumbed down (simplified) and that some bits are completely fake. You could see watching it that this was indeed the case...

...but, I still think, that it's wonderful to see 70mm films in high definition (especially if your new to it too) the quality on the footage is so very clear and detailed….again its very nicely edited with long takes. There's a wonderful sense of being up there flying...its really quite scary actually! It's a problematic film definitely, but I still have to recommend it because of the detail in it that the 70mm cameras get...there is after all not many films made in this format too...so they are rare things.

I can completely understand people being upset about it...being a expert in something and *then* seeing a film about your specialist subject and that film missing the mark completely is very, very annoying...so I do understand it.

THE BAD: the person doing the narration is very monotone and that was very unfortunate.

THE GOOD: It's a heck of a experience with the detail this high.

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