MEMPHIS BELLE
Starring: Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz

During the Spring of 1943, the Memphis Belle took to the war-torn skies for a bombing raid, which would be the 10-man crews final mission (as they would have finished their tour of duty). Previous missions for the Memphis Belle had gone without a hitch prompting the propaganda machine to hail the returning crew a hero's welcome to help renew flagging public morale - but will they all return?

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THE PURPLE PLAIN
Starring: Gregory Peck

Set during the Burma Campaign, Squadron Leader Forrester (Gregory Peck) is a pilot whose life has already been shattered by the loss of his wife during an air raid on London. Having to make a crash landing, he finds himself marooned in the Burmese jungle with a badly-injured navigator and a traumatised passenger. Together they battle to stay alive and make it out of the jungle to safety.

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THE HUNTERS
Starring: Robert Mitchum and Robert Wagner

Set during the height of the Korean war, the film centers on Major Cleve Seville (Robert Mitchum) an experienced fighter pilot joining a newly formed
F-86 Sabre squadron. Seville falls in love with his wing mans wife to whom he promises to look after her husband. When his wingman bails out over enemy territory, Seville crash lands on a daring rescue mission, 'aided' by a loud mouth Rookie (Robert Wagner) who also has to bail out due to damage to his aircraft by ground fire.

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THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI
Starring: William Holden, Grace Kelly, Mickey Rooney and Earl Holliman.

Lt Harry Brubaker (William Holden) is a lawyer with a loving wife (Grace Kelly) and two young daughters, who is recalled to duty from the Navy Reserve. His mission is to fly with a bomber jet squadron over one of the Communists' most heavily protected targets, the strategically vital bridges in the Korean canyon of Toko-Ri. Brubaker has his own noble protection from his fellow pilots, admiring admiral and from the helicopter scouts (Mickey Rooney and Earl Holliman) who saved his life on a previous mission when he had to ditch.

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BEHIND ENEMY LINES
Starring: Gene Hackman and Owen Wilson

During a reconnaissance mission over Bosnia a US Navy aircraft is shot down by SAM's with both the pilot and the navigator, Chris Burnett (Owen Wilson), ejecting to relative safety. Whilst the Burnett goes to higher ground for a better signal, the pilot who was hurt during the ejection, is executed by rebel Serbian forces. Wilson must now fight for survival while his commanding officer (Gene Hackman) plots a daredevil rescue.

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TOP GUN
Starring: Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis

Top Gun takes a look at the danger and excitement that awaits every pilot at the American Navy's prestigious fighter weapons school. 'Maverick' Mitchell (Tom Cruise), a daring young flyer who's out to become the best is taught a few things that you can't learn in the classroom by a female civililan instructor.

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WINGS - THE COMPLETE SERIES
Starring: Michael Cochrane, Tim Woodward and Nicholas Jones

Spring 1915, England is largely untouched by the horrors of the Great War young men like Alan Farmer (Tim Woodward) and Charles Gaylion (Michael Cochrane) join the Royal Flying Core (RFC) to earn their wings, still believing in the 'Camaraderie of the air'. Their instructor Captain Triggers (Nicholas Jones) knows the realities of war that German and British airmen are beginning to shoot at each other and the air war is changing .... soon it will be 'kill or be killed'.

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PIECE OF CAKE - THE COMPLETE SERIES
Starring: Boyd Gaines, Neil Dudgeon and Tim Woodward

Piece of Cake follows the young Spitfire pilots of Hornet Squadron through the first year of World War II. Led by flamboyant new Squadron Leader Rex (Tim Woodward), Hornet squadron are despatched to France. - but what starts out as a grand adventure for the untested young pilots soon turns into a grim daily battle for survival.

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