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 3 - Afganistan
In Afghanistan, the combination of high altitude and dusty conditions make combat flying particularly challenging. When a covert US Navy seal needs to be rescued from a Taliban ambush, the crew must fly at night using night vision goggles, hugging every contour of the mountain pass. Landing on a tiny mountain ledge puts their flying skills to the test.
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for Five, NGCI, Smithsonian
Distributed by Parthenon Entertainment Ltd.