Here, for the first time ever, is the unbelievable footage of pilot and aircraft in the most trying moments of flight. Tortured, twisted, and straining to save it, you’ll see how pilots and aircraft respond in emergencies during takeoffs and landings. 

Watch WWII carrier pilots twist their way over the deck, clawing for the wire, careening into the island, and walking away. See the F-16 in a take-off no pilot should have survived. And witness crash testing that actually explodes in front of your very eyes.

It’s all here, narrated to give you a fighter pilot’s understanding of the equipment and training necessary to stay alive. One of the most popular programs in The Challenge of Flight series.