|Format:||8 x one hour, HD|
Gijs Scholten van Aschat
Fedja van Huêt
|Directed by:||Bobby Boermans|
|Produced by:||The Storytellers Film & TV in co-production with Tom de Mol for NPO/EO|
High-FlyersThree young military cadets, each driven by their very own motives, on their strenuous way to become fighter pilots: From their rigorous training to their first combat missions in the Middle East, their camaraderie is put to a merciless test.
When bad boy Rutger signs up for the Royal Dutch Military Academy, it is less out of patriotism than self-preservation. It's an easy choice: Join or go to jail. Soon, he adjusts to the rigorous training and humiliations by his commanding officer and teams up with two fellow cadets. Guus, the General's son, and Leyla, determined to prove herself. As different as they are, they share the same dream: to earn their wings and fly the legendary F16. Strengthened by a growing bond, the three of them stick together against bullies and rivals. The demands of flight school, followed by their tough combat training in Arizona, put their stamina to the test. Yet, against all odds, they graduate with flying colors. And, as they find love and adventure, some of their doubts and fears are put to rest. Except for Rutger, whose troubling past comes back to haunt him. And when they are sent on a dangerous combat mission to the Middle East, they will have to learn that war is more than just a military exercise…