Young American flyers arrive in war and discover that the bureaucracy is more deadly than the enemy.
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Kyle Chandler plays Col. Cathcart, who was played by Martin Balsam in the 1970 film. Martin Balsam would become Clooney's father-in-law when he was married his daughter, actress Talia Balsam, from 1989 to 1992. See more
The aircraft throughout the series are shown flying through 'flak' (anti-aircraft fire). The effective range of most flak at the time was about 30 yards (a sphere of 60 yards diameter), and even a burst around 200 yards away could cause significant damage. However, such explosions within a few feet and even in front and directly in the path of the planes appear to cause little or no damage. See more