Fighter Pilot - Operation Red Flag

release year: 2004
genre: action documentary
viewing setting: IMAX theater, 3/10/06

synopsis: This documentary showcases the U.S. military's ultimate training exercise for pilots, in which they play a massive, complicated war game.

impressions: This was pretty cool. We saw it at the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, on the big IMAX screen. It follows the life and career of a pilot who's continuing the family tradition of being a pilot. The war games are really complex, and the spirit of cooperation with the foreign air forces is neat. There's also a part where he's chosen to be the ejected pilot who must survive/evade in enemy territory.

something this movie has that no other movie has: A complex multi-national air force war game.

acting: n/a, but the narration was excellent.

final word: Must-see for any fans of military aviation.

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