If you ever find yourself lost behind enemy lines with no hope of getting past the bad guys, over the lines, and to the safety of your own people, you're pretty well stuffed. For military pilots, this scenario is a distinct possibility. That's why the Air Force has crews of pararescue jumpers to fly into all sorts of gnarly shit to save peoples' lives.
For the first time ever, the Air Force has allowed a film crew to get a close look at what the "PJs" do. Those of you who are about to let out a retort — "Ah, not the fucking Chair Force!" — cut short your vitriolic words. Not only could these guys kick your ass, they can fly through murderous machine gun fire to save it from a bomb-cratered hell hole when someone else is kicking it.
They can do that pretty much anywhere in the world, too. Air Force PJs go through their own, really tough school, but only after they've gone to Army airborne school and leaned how the Navy dives and pulls pilots out of half (or all-the-way) drowned aircraft. Out of every 100 people accepted into the pararescue program, maybe five make it all the way through.
This documentary, which goes with the PJs behind enemy lines and deep into Afghanistan's Taliban country, is going to be rad. National Geographic rigged an assortment of cameras to capture all the action as pilots dodge rockets and PJs dive out of moving aircraft at low altitudes.