Episodes

Episode 1

In the Falklands War, a top secret SAS mission to South Georgia involves flying up the sheer face of a glacier and dropping men on an icy plateau, riddled with crevasses.

Episode 2

In the Vietnam War, flying into jungle produces a different kind of hazard. In a daring rescue mission a desperate pilot cuts his own landing zone in forty foot tall bamboo.

Episode 3

In Afghanistan, the combination of high altitude and dusty conditions make combat flying particularly challenging.

Episode 4

In the Iraq War, flying in the desert poses unique difficulties - there’s nowhere to hide, and a dust storm accompanies every landing and take-off.

Episode 1 - Falklands
In the Falklands War, a top secret SAS mission to South Georgia involves flying up the sheer face of a glacier and dropping men on an icy plateau, riddled with crevasses. When the cold winds prove too much – even for the SAS – the helicopters battle through a blizzard to rescue them. Two helicopters crash while flying blind in a snowstorm, but everyone escapes off the glacier, thanks to the remarkable crew flying a helicopter called Humphrey.
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for Five, NGCI, Smithsonian
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