Feel The Power Of A Gut-Wrenching Ride In The Cockpit Of Today's Most Amazing Jet Aircraft.
In Flight Deck you'll attend the briefings and meet the pilots.Best of all, you'll fly with them in dramatic segments shot right from the cockpit.You'll feel what it's like to land on a pitching flight deck at night, or jerk forward on a steam catapult form 0 - 150 knots instantly!
In Air Battle you'll enter the age of supersonic jets, air-to-air missiles, electronic warfare, and stealth where only the most painstaking training can make a pilot a winner at air-combat-maneuvering (ACM).Today's air combat arena pits fighters of different types and eras against each other.Pilots face difficult tasks: attack multiple targets with beyond-visual-range missiles; manage highly advanced radars and electronic warfare gear,and do it at all G levels that push them to their physical limits, all the while managing a sophisticated cockpit that requires split second decisions.
In Hot Flying,a test pilot is unable to control a new jet he's flying and ejects near the ground as the aircraft explodes in a fiery crash.Pilots face off air-to-air, wringing out their airplanes at the extreme edges of the envelope, with no room for error.
Test Pilot is a thrilling, comprehensive view of the most demanding jobs in all of aviation.Explore first-hand the world of test pilots as they take military jets, rotary wing aircraft and the latest commercial transports through their paces.
"SR-71 Blackbird" offers compelling, gripping footage of the Blackbird itself, on its "rocket ride" through the world's airspace.See the technology, the unprecedented design requirements of an aircraft having a cruising speed of Mach 3 at an altitude of over 800,000 feet.Witness the missions.Operations over and around the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, North Korea, Nicaragua, The Middle East and Vietnam.Meet the pilots.Hear-first hand recollections of war-time missions and the 12,000 mile long flights, five aerial refuelings the crews had to perform to get same-day information to the White House.