Air Aces

July 2017

S1 Ep6 - Gabby Gabreski

Expired 3.0 7 x
During WWII, American pilots race to down the most enemy planes and be crowned the countries’ top flying ace. US Air Force Pilot Francis Gabby Gabreski, the child of Polish immigrants, makes his mission personal, seeking to avenge his families’ devastating losses during the war. But despite his passion, the young wannabe is accident prone and incompetent behind the controls. Sticking to his guns, the rookie pilot never gives up, ascends through the ranks, and becomes the best that ever flew.

S1 Ep5 - Robin Olds

Expired 3.0 9 x
In July 1966, North Vietnam’s fleet of MiG-21s is hammering the US Air Force, and the embattled men of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing need a hero to whip them into shape. Enter Colonel Robin Olds, a WWII veteran airman, who charges in and commands respect. With the help of his pilots, Olds masterminds Operation BOLO; a death-defying bait-and-switch tactic that he hopes will whip out the MiGs once and for all. Then on January 2, 1967, Olds and his men provoke a ferocious dogfight and attempt to c...

Ep4 - Red Tails

Expired 4.0 5 x
They were young, gifted, and black but the US Army refused them key positions. Until intense pressure from African-American activist groups pushed President Roosevelt to initiate a Blacks-only fighter pilot training program in Tuskegee, Alabama. What began as a revolutionary experiment gave birth to a potent fighting force that would help take Nazi Germany out of the skies and, in the process, change the course of American history.
June 2017

Ep3 - Wing Walker

Expired 3.0 4 x
Like all the Allied bombers of World War II, the crew of the Lancaster ME669 had one of the most dangerous jobs in the Air Force: to dodge deadly enemy fire and drop mega-tonnes of high-powered explosives over Nazi Germany. Without them, Hitler may have emerged victorious. But the tactic called "total war", a controversial strategy that turned cities into legitimate targets, overshadowed their legacy. Yet, for the more than one hundred thousand volunteers – half of who would not return - there ...

Ep2 - Douglas Bader

Expired 3.5 15 x
In July 1940, Britain's most celebrated air ace, Douglas Bader, and his ragtag squadron of Canadian fighter pilots, go into battle against Hitler's mighty Luftwaffe. The outcome of the Battle of Britain will determine the future of the free world. But Bader is also fighting his own personal battle. Just eight years earlier a catastrophic accident cost him both his legs.

Ep1 - George Beurling

Expired 4.0 6 x
Air Aces is the groundbreaking series that tells the stories of the most heroic airborne combat missions in history. Using real vintage aircrafts, the series films the impossible by re-creating mid-air combat sequences. Featuring Spitfires, Lancaster bombers, and Phantom fighters, as well as, aerial stunt teams, and state-of-the-art camera technology, the series dramatises the exploits of the world's greatest Air Aces. The series also features revealing interviews with the last surviving vetera...