Guy Martin sets out to discover if he could have been a fighter pilot in the Battle of Britain. If he makes the grade, he’ll face his toughest test yet, engaging in an aerial dogfight with a Messerschmitt 109. In this episode, Guy’s training ramps up at the UK’s only aerial combat school, where he must master the art of dogfighting at 200mph, handling extreme g-force, and fly upside down. He enlists the help of the Parachute Regiment for a unique experiment demonstrating the firepower of World War Two aircraft machine guns, before being allowed behind the joystick of his very own fighter plane, the world’s only two-seater Hawker Hurricane. Under the expert guidance of his instructor Anna Walker, Guy must first outrun an enemy Messerschmitt 109 in the skies over Kent, then turn the tables and try to shoot the enemy aircraft down. It is a spectacular and visceral insight into what fighter pilots had to do. But will Guy manage to fire his guns and win the day?
Guy Martin Battle of Britain (Ep2/2) – Sunday 9pm on Channel 4