Speed & Angels: an exclusive look at the making of the movie which featured the last U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats in action

Speed & Angels: an exclusive look at the making of the movie which featured the last U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats in action

By Dario Leone
Aug 2 2018
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“Since their childhoods, Jay and Meagan have dreamt of becoming fighter pilots. Speed & Angels captures these young naval aviators in their efforts to realize their childhood dreams,” Francesco “Paco” Chierici, Speed & Angels producer

Brought to my attention by former F-14 driver Francesco “Paco” Chierici, the cool videos in this post give you the chance to look behind the scenes of Speed & Angels movie.

As we have recently explained the motion picture was filmed in 2003-2006 period, while Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIR) was underway.

Director Peyton Wilson entered the world of U.S. Navy fighter pilots, and 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.

Speed & Angels: an exclusive look at the making of the movie which featured the last U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats in action
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According Paco Chierici (who produced the movie) “Speed & Angels is a documentary about chasing dreams, about the importance of family ties, about the fine line that separates life from death, about the power of will—but ultimately, it is a movie about the passage from adolescence to adulthood and the process of self-discovery that this journey entails. Since their childhoods, Jay and Meagan have dreamt of becoming fighter pilots. Speed & Angels captures these young naval aviators in their efforts to realize their childhood dreams. Filmmaker Peyton Wilson immortalizes Jay and Meagan’s fascination with the F-14 Tomcat through extraordinary aerial footage and striking cockpit photography. From dogfights in the Nevada desert and night landings on aircraft carriers to wartime deployments to Iraq, this documentary promises to enthrall its audiences by transporting them to Jay and Meagan’s world of speed and angels.”

You can watch the full movie here and here.

Artwork courtesy of AircraftProfilePrints.com


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Dario Leone

Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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