About the Show
A documentary that sheds light on an unheralded World War II operation. In the early 1940s, civilian pilots from the Montreal-based Ferry Command delivered thousands of American-built bombers to aid Britain. They tackled storms, fog and strong winds with few navigational aids to help them while facing the constant threat of running out of fuel during their 15-hour flights. Ferry Command veterans describe the recruitment process and the lure of their perilous secret mission.