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Test Pilot

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'What is chiefly needed is skill rather than machinery'
(WILBUR WRIGHT , 1902)
Course No 44
How will a Hercules behave if you drop a 30-ton bulldozer from it? It's a test pilot's job to find out. But how do you become a test pilot?
At Boscombe Down is the Empire Test Pilots' School. Here hand-picked military pilots from all around the world are taught the exacting skills of test flying. The year-long course is reckoned to be the toughest in the services. This series follows the fortunes of the students of course No 44 as they learn a great deal about flying - and more about themselves. Narrator Andrew Faulds Film editor COLIN JONES Producer BRIAN JOHNSON
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Unknown: Wilbur Wright
Producer: Brian Johnson

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