Friday, January 19, 2007

Speed & Angels

I found this interesting documentary that follows two Navy pilots, Meagan and Jay, on the road to becoming fighter pilots. It centers around the now retired F-14 Tomcat and looks to be a must-see for Tomcat fans. Below is a brief abstract of Speed & Angels:

In 2003, Director Peyton Wilson entered the world of U.S. Navy fighter pilots. Thanks to unprecedented access granted by the Navy, Peyton captured and created the most intimate film ever made on fighter pilots. Epic High Definition aerial footage and stunning cockpit photography provide a dramatic backdrop for the larger story of fighting for your dreams.

Inspired by the passion of two young Navy officers she encountered, Peyton followed Jay and Meagan as they chased their childhood dream of becoming naval aviators flying the F-14 Tomcat. Their two and a half year journey takes them through dogfights in the Nevada desert, night landings on aircraft carriers off the Atlantic coast, and eventually to the biggest challenge young officers face: wartime deployment to Iraq.

What begins as a story of realizing a childhood dream turns into a story of fighting for one's life and career as Jay and Meagan face the realities of war.

Based on the original concept of producer F.A. Chierici, Speed and Angels is directed by Peyton Wilson.

The DVD goes on sale January 30th for $19.99 USD. Be sure to check out the preview videos and photo gallery.

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