Follows the lives of a Soviet fighter squadron on Eastern Front. They fly Yaks out of a remote airfield against air and ground targets. Rather than being an all-out action movie, it looks at the relationships between the individual pilots, their commanders and ground crew. In WWII Soviet both men and women were pilots. The series is well made with good production values and the air battles are realistic and believable. It also does a good job of showing the realities of war, the dilemmas faced at times by those who fought and surprisingly, for a Russian-made series, it doesn't demonize the Germans to any great extent.