Wings: Red October (2001)

Genres - Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Vehicles & Transportation, Military & War  |   Run Time - 47 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith

This Discovery Channel program journeys to Lagge, Germany, where a group of U.S. Navy FA-18 Hornets will complete a training exercise called "Red October." As the cameras roll, the U.S. planes engage in mock encounters with a group of East German MiG pilots. This exercise teaches pilots how to handle challenging multi-plane formations while carrying out difficult maneuvers and orders. Additional segments also show American pilots flying one-on-one with German F-4s and Russian MiG-29s.



air-combat, Air-Force, danger, fighter-jet, Germany, military, pilot, squadron