Fighter Pilot focuses on the experience of a fighter pilot (Captain John Stratton) participating in Red Flag, a demanding, high-tech air combat exercise that prepares U.S. and Allied pilots for the realities of war. The film takes audiences behind-the-scenes of the Red Flag exercise, follows an Air Force training mission over the Nevada desert and reveals the special teamwork that allows pilots to succeed and survive under pressure.

Length: 24:00 and 48:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2004
  • Date Released:
    December 2004
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: 20-30, 31-50
  • Formats: 8/70, 15/70, DCI-compliant Digital, Fulldome
  • Distributor:

    K2 Studios

  • Produced By:
  • Executive Producer: Bob Kresser, Jan Baird
  • Producer: Stephen Low, Pietro Serapiglia
  • Director:  Stephen Low
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Stephen Low, Denny Kuhr, Joe Stanley
  • Cinematography: William Reeve
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Michel Cusson
  • Editor:
  • Narrator:
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors: Sponsored by Boeing


  • Aviation
  • Documentary
  • Military



  • Best Docudrama Cinematography, Canadian Society of Cinematographers, 2006.
  • Best of Fest, Large Format Cinema Association (LFCA), 2005.
  • Best Aviation Photography Award—Fighter Pilot; Fly Film Festival, Poland, 2011
  • Golden Palm Award—Fighter Pilot; Mexico International Film Festival, 2010
  • Best in Show—Fighter Pilot; Skyfest, Asheville, North Carolina, 2010
  • Golden Reel Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Motion Picture and Television Industries—Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag; Motion Picture Sound Editors, 2006

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