Heroes of the Skies consists of six, one-hour episodes that will be shown on Channel 5 from September 20, 2012.
Presented by Lord Ashcroft, Heroes of the Skies is an ambitious, ground-breaking series that tells the stories of some of the most heroic airborne combat missions from history. Using vintage aircraft such as Spitfires fighters and Lancaster bombers, aerial stunt teams, and state-of-the-art camera technology, the programme dramatises the exploits of some of history's greatest military air heroes.
The series features realistic mid-air combat sequences in addition to revealing interviews with the last surviving veterans, rare archival footage, cutting-edge Computer Generated Images (CGIs) and new cinematic techniques to transport viewers back in time to experience the reality of air combat. Executive produced by Ian Russell and Nick Godwin for Cineflix.