Fighting The Red Baron

9:00pm Friday, June 4 on C4

Two pilots take on the challenges the aviators of World War I faced, to find out how aerial warfare changed so quickly during the Great War. Andy Offer and Mark Cutmore are both Red Arrows pilots, the elite of the elite; hugely skilled pilots who served in RAF operations in Afghanistan and the former Yugoslavia respectively. In this film they fly original WWI aircraft, and carry out the key challenges the plane took on in the course of WWI: photo reconnaissance, artillery ranging and bombing missions, all leading to a final classic dogfight in replica period aircraft kitted out with camera guns.

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