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Over ten epic shows,
32 brave teams have entered the Airena
in search of the ultimate prize.
We've seen wall-to-wall airborne skill,
daredevil drone flying of the highest order...
How awesome is that?
..and enough sensationally spectacular crashes
to keep the local scrap metal merchant in business
for an entire year.
Now only two teams remain,
only one will leave victorious.
Take up the brace position,
follow the LED lighting
to the Airmageddon Grand Final!
This is it,
the grand final of Airmageddon.
Our two surviving teams have shown us what they're made of,
but only one of them will go the distance
and be crowned our champions.
Yes, two teams, two dreams.
One of them will come true,
one will turn into a nightmare of twisted drone
and broken ambition here on the arena floor.
It's all come down to this.
It's time to meet our finalists.
Let's meet our aviators.
Leading the teams out for this grand final,
it's the Suffolk Air Squad
and right behind them, Q Rexx.
Guy, Suffolk Air Squad,
did you ever think that you would actually get to the final?
Well, it hasn't been easy,
but we never thought we would.
We just tried to get as far as we can.
-And you've gone all the way.
And you've got quite the crowd here today.
Is that going to help you, Richard?
Well, any support's good support.
Yeah? Well, hopefully, they'll be nice and noisy.
And, Will, our final team over here are Q Rexx, with George and Clive.
George, what would it mean to win?
It would mean a lot and we'd really like to win.
And Clive, have you dreamt of winning?
Yeah, we both dreamt of it and now we've just got to produce it.
They've beaten the competition
and they've flown their way into the final.
And now, for the last time, they have to face the Airsault Course,
the toughest test on TV.
Yep, and to show them how it's done, here's our PIG.
So this really is the Airsault Course to end all Airsault Courses.
because this is the last one.
The stakes are raised for the first round
by putting extra Hurdles of Horrors with Letterboxes of Luck.
We've doubled up two Pillars of Precision to, yes, four.
As for the Vortex, don't even go there.
Except if you want to stay in the game, that is.
Throw in some columns and a ruthless resident drone.
All that put together is a serious critical combo
of charred nerves and frayed fingernails.
So, the rules have changed.
Both teams will survive this run of the Airsault Course.
They're flying, not to ground their opponent,
but to gain an added time advantage in the Dogfight.
But what hasn't changed is the malevolence of our resident drones.
Who's going to be patrolling the Airsault Course this time?
The cold blood of a reptile, lungs hotter than a furnace.
He's available for birthday parties and bar mitzvahs.
He's mighty good at lighting candles.
They've flown this Airsault Course twice now,
but none of that matters.
All that matters is this next run.
It's the final, so let's get the first team up here.
It's the Suffolk Air Squad.
The Suffolk Air Squad are a father-and-son duo
from, unsurprisingly, Suffolk, hence the name.
11-year-old aviator, Guy, he's the son at the controls,
the wingman, Richard, is Dad.
Guy's drone design was inspired by the SAS badge and motto,
"Who Dares Wins",
a motto the Suffolk Air Squad have stuck to
on their way to the final today.
Let's remind ourselves how they got here.
The Suffolk Air Squad won their heat with a steady performance
over the Airsault Course.
Brilliant, absolutely brilliant.
Paintball precision got a bit paintball collision
when poor Guy wrapped his drone around a metal plinth
and was forced to land.
Despite this, Suffolk Air Squad made it to the Dogfight
by virtue of the fact that the blue team did the noble deed
of crashing out before them.
Then it was the Dogfight.
We won. I won.
Yes, you did. He made it through to the semifinals.
All right, here we go.
And it was there when things really started to heat up.
Guy's first encounter was with the DRAGON during the Airsault Course.
It nearly ended in a disaster,
as he came face-to-face with our resident reptile.
Then it was the Wall Busters Duel
with the Girls' Squad drone that really set things on fire.
And that grudge match continued into the Dogfight,
where the SAS booked their place in the final
with one of the most sensational comebacks we've ever seen
on the mean streets of Airmageddon.
Hey, in you come.
Excellent. Nice energy and nice cheers from the crowd.
We've got my mum and my sister.
Excellent. The fans are out in force.
So, guys, when you flew this in the semifinals
you posted a time of two minutes, 30, OK?
Q Rexx, who you're up against,
they did it in 1.26.
How are you going to get fast enough to beat them?
Just try my best.
You can't really go faster than your original time
if you don't try your best.
Wise words. Wise words.
OK, guys, sounds to me like you're pumped and ready, so...
-..Aviators stand by.
Fire up your motors, rev up your rotors.
This is the final,
You're clear for takeoff.
Thanks very much, Will.
Well, the waiting is finally over for Guy and Richard,
aka the Suffolk Air Squad.
They'll have been visualising this very moment
ever since their semifinal win.
I've no doubt the nerves will be aplenty for both.
My goodness, the DRAGON's in the Airena.
And our old friend the Air Marshall. How are you, sir?
I am as excited as my internal dual processor allows me to be.
Well, I haven't been this excited since I scored for Chelsea.
You played for Chelsea?
Under eights in the 1970s, but who's counting, sir?
Finalists stand by.
Suffolk Air Squad launch in three,
The buzzer is off.
The Airmageddon Final is under way.
Guy's very sporty, you know?
It certainly helps with the reflexes for this kind of thing.
Keeps his nerves calm, no doubt.
Crucial in negotiating the course.
Nicely done. He moves towards the letterboxes.
Those gaps are one metre high.
The drone's about half of that, believe it or not. It's big.
-Oh, my drone's coming out of control.
Hang on. What's going on here?
Has he lost control?
My drone just went spinning on its own.
Oh, come on. Bring it back.
Oh, that looks like he got through. That was narrow.
What's going on?
Costing him valuable seconds, though.
Still seems to be some kind of drone control issue here.
Frustrating to say the least.
Seconds are ticking away.
Gate two's cleared.
Come on, Guy, keep it together. Compose yourself.
Through the Pillars of Precision, all four of them.
This is hairy.
This is hairy indeed.
No idea what you mean, Will. I would say scary.
Oh, through the gate.
Nearly gave the Air Marshall a little clip there.
Now, look at all the friends and family.
As he enters the Vortex,
the speed is cranked up.
The wind, the smoke.
It's like a nightmare
that's turning into a dream.
I tell you what,
this Guy has some real control.
Well done, Guy.
"Good," says Dad. I say great.
Through that gate
and then the columns... Go below the orange!
And whoosh. Bye-bye, DRAGON.
I'm almost crashing.
-Don't worry, you're over the finish line.
-Airsault Course complete.
I guess he doesn't want to damage it.
Let's look at the replay again
cos it all just went a bit bananas in the beginning.
And then, well,
up close and personal with the Air Marshall.
Well, he who dares and all that,
and he dared believe.
One minute, 44. Good time.
SAS! Whoop, whoop, whoop, whoop, whoop!
It's the big day. It's the final countdown.
How are you feeling, Guy?
-Good. That Airsault Course was pretty fast.
1.44. Much quicker than the semifinal.
How was it for you out there?
Scary, cos I started spinning,
even though I wasn't doing anything to control a lot.
It was a up-draft, so...
Good recovery, though. Good recovery.
Good recovery. Do you think it's nerves out the way for second round?
-I believe so.
-Yeah. Right, let's go and see.
Q Rexx are up next. How they're going to get on. Come and watch.
One down, one to go.
The final team to compete in the final of Airmageddon Series One,
it's Q Rexx.
It's time to familiarise ourselves once again
with our second finalist, Q Rexx.
14-year-old George will be at the controls
and, proving that the ultimate aviator accessory is still dad,
George has brought him, too.
He's called Clive and he'll be the all-important wingman.
Let's remind ourselves how they got to the final.
It was a nail-biting start to their Airmageddon journey
as their Airsault heat saw them scrape into round two
as the slowest of three teams.
It was a shock they needed and it certainly worked
as Q Rexx came to the party with some sensational flying
in the balloon popping in round two.
Son, do your best.
They hurdled into the Dogfight with a five-second advantage
and positively smoked,
cheating gravity without losing a single life.
It's no surprise that Q Rexx came into their semifinal
-as one of the favourites.
-Boom, boom, boom, boom! Yeah!
But once again they came up against another exceptionally quick duo
in Team Infinity.
Q Rexx posted the quickest time of the series,
but it was not enough to beat the Infinity.
But if they couldn't win with speed,
they'd do it with accuracy
and that's exactly what they did in Wall Busters.
A tightly fought contest came down to the wire
with Q Rexx gaining the revenge
-and the dominance continued into the Dogfight...
-He shot me again.
..where Q Rexx were the resounding winners...
..as they soundly thrashed Infinity.
Come on. Come on, George. Let's do this.
Do this for the team. Come on, George. We can do this.
That is great energy, Clive.
Does that help you out? Does that give you a buzz?
So, the last team, they posted a really good time.
Are you nervous about being able to do even better
than you did in the semis and take this all the way?
Maybe slightly, but we just got to try out best and see what happens.
Good man. Now, remember, you're not competing to stay in the competition
after this Airsault Course. You're competing for a five-second
time advantage going into the Dogfight.
-So, are you ready for that?
-All right, then. Guys, stand by.
Fire up your motors, rev up your rotors.
One down, one to go.
So much at stake here as Q Rexx stand by for liftoff.
It might not sound like much of an advantage,
but that five-second head start
is up for grabs for the winner of each round. Could be crucial.
Q Rexx launch in three,
It's up, up and away, off the launch pad
for the second of today's finalists.
-Through the gate.
You're not wrong, Clive.
You can tell Clive really wants to win this.
And it's a good thing, too, Will.
Yes, both teams are hungry for victory.
Under the red. Under the red.
Actually, I'm rather hungry myself, but it's beside the point.
A wee biccie'll do, as we go through the Letterbox.
Huh. Aerial artistry by George.
He did fly model helicopters before he took up drone flying.
I want you standing up through the pillars, George.
Through the pillar. Through the pillar. OK.
Wingdad Clive talking George through every obstacle, guiding him calmly.
Up we go, up we go, up we go. Steady, steady.
He's the human GPS.
And into the Vortex, George. Into the Vortex, down we go.
Down we go.
Ha-ha. Cool and calm and mighty windy.
That's the Vortex.
Through the hoops, through the hoops.
-That's not a hoop, that's a gate.
-Through the hoop.
But well-manoeuvred. Now look who's watching.
Round the pillars, George. Round the pillars.
-Steady. Get round the pillar.
-Through the columns, even.
Power on, power on, power on.
And the DRAGON's left for smoke and dust.
Airsault Course completed.
Brilliant work, there.
Let's have another look at the replay.
That was a performance befitting of such an occasion.
Young Aviator George flying beautifully. Very calm.
Dad? Flapping a bit, maybe.
And what a time. One minute, 19 for Q Rexx.
The Suffolk Air Squad, one minute, 44.
So a five-second advantage to the Q Rexx in the Dogfight.
Q Rexx, come in.
You are still dominating the competition.
How did it feel out there?
It's really good.
That felt like it was the quickest one and it was.
It was. 1,19. The other team, SAS, they got 1.44.
George, did you have a game plan going into this one?
Just trying no sharp movements. Just smoothly go through it.
-Really, really good luck in the next round, guys.
Q Rexx have the upper hand, but this next challenge
will give the SAS the chance to level the score.
Round two of Airmageddon is like opening a Christmas present
Over the last ten shows it's been like Christmas every day
when you see things like this.
Drop it, drop it, drop it.
What's it doing?
Now, as this is the final,
we have something special "bacon" for our finalists.
Yes, it's Bubble Burst!
Balloons and paintballs, the ultimate round two mashup.
Aviators manoeuvre their drones while the Wingdads operate
the paintball cannons.
Burst the balloon with a paintball and score a point.
Good teamwork's essential, but don't use up all your paintballs
too quickly. Once they're gone, they're gone.
He's grey, he's round, he's big as a mound.
He's making no sound.
It's the GUARD.
And he'll be patrolling the no-fly zone,
Paintballs are loaded. Balloons are inflated.
this lot are having a bubble. It's Bubble Burst!
Q Rexx, George, you have a five-second advantage
going into the Dogfight so far.
Do you reckon with this challenge
you're going to be able to make that a ten-second advantage?
-Yeah, I think so.
-I think we're going to beat them.
So, SAS, you boys,
you're a little bit behind so far. This is your chance to catch up.
Are you feeling confident, Guy?
Yeah. We've got some really good tactics down.
Well, that just shows how seriously these guys are taking it.
it really is all to play for.
This is round two of the final. Are you ready to go?
-All right, then. Aviators, standby.
Fire up your motors, rev up your rotors.
You're clear for takeoff.
Seconds out, round two.
Aviate, navigate, communicate.
That's what this second round
is all about, and the Wingdads with a key role
operating the paintball cannons.
Well, we've not been disappointed so far.
We saw a high-class Airsault Course.
Let's hope the bubble doesn't burst in this round, eh, Air Marshall?
But this game's all about bursting bubbles.
No, let's hope the Bubble Burst doesn't burst. It's a metaphor.
I do not understand metaphor
or your human sense of humour. It is strange.
Shall we begin?
Yes, sir. Let's begin.
Aviators launch in three,
And it's up, up and away for the SAS and Q Rexx.
Both teams have 11 paintballs each.
Early success there for the SAS. They're on the scoreboard.
Over to Q Rexx.
Oh, George has overcooked it, just a touch.
You don't have to burst them in order. That's OK.
Now on board with Q Rexx, and they nailed one.
Lovely bit of shooting. My goodness, Clive's on fire,
dishing out a doubler.
Back on with the SAS.
These paintballs come out very fast indeed.
And there's number two.
He's burst the furthest balloon.
That's either very precise or some long-range shooting.
Go, Clive. That's number three.
Steady, steady, don't panic.
It all seems to be working, though.
There's a good view.
Dad, stop, stop.
Up close and personal with the SAS here.
-You can hear the paintballs going off.
SAS paintball levels critical. Conserve, conserve.
A clear instruction from the Air Marshall there.
It's not what you want to hear at 3-3.
They're low on paintballs.
Big opportunity for Q Rexx and, wow, that takes it to 4-3.
Q Rexx paintball levels critical.
Oh, my goodness. Make that 5-3.
No paintballs remain.
That's the sound of an empty paintball cannon firing.
No paintballs remain.
Both teams out of paintballs.
Well, that was short and sweet, wasn't it?
As the replay shows, the dads were just a little trigger happy there.
Q Rexx being that bit more accurate.
So, after winning that round by a score of 5-3,
the Q Rexx pocket another potentially crucial five seconds
going into the Dogfight.
Guy, SAS, tough game for you out there, man. Really tough.
But there's only a ten-second disadvantage
going into the Dogfight and you've won a Dogfight before.
Do you reckon you can pull this one back?
-Hopefully, I can.
Well done to both teams.
So, our two finalists now have to get each other into their sights
with some precision targeting.
One final battle, one final chance to secure the title.
Yes, you heard correctly.
One of these teams will be crowned the champions of Airmageddon.
There really is everything to fly for.
This is the Dogfight.
And so it all comes down to this,
Here's the notorious PIG and WASP to show us how it's done,
like you don't know already.
Armed with state-of-the-art precision lasers,
our Aviators must use all their nous to zap their opponent's sensors
in the flaming combat zone
without getting zapped themselves.
Just four hits is all it takes for one superstar Aviator and Wingman
to take home the ultimate prize,
the Airmageddon trophy.
And who will be joining our aviators today?
He's a lean, mean, stinging machine
and he's looking forward to stinging someone.
That's his job.
So, a trigger happy dad might be quite useful in a dogfight.
Have you got any tactics going into this?
If they were high when we're going through the hoop,
and if they're low, go high, so...
We want to try and mitigate their time advantage.
If we can do that. then we're back on an even playing field.
-Are you worried slightly about the ten-second advantage?
Yeah? why? What do you think they might be able to do in that time?
-Get in a better position.
-But you've been in a Dogfight twice before
and it's gone well both times. That's why you're here.
-Guy, you've got this.
Q Rexx, you just dominated that last round.
You must be confident going into the Dogfight?
Yeah, I think we can do it.
You've got the ten-second advantage over the SAS.
What does that mean going in to that round?
We can just get set up and ready for when they start firing.
When they come through the hoop, we'll be waiting for them.
Ooh, when they come through the hoop they'll be waiting.
That's the first bit of fighting talk I've heard from Q Rexx
so far today.
-Good luck, guys.
This is it,
and this is it.
This is what you're playing for, the Airmageddon trophy.
This is the final Dogfight of the series.
I hope you're all prepared.
And, remember, as always,
if you do stray into the no-fly zone,
our resident drones may engage.
And we've all been here before and know that would not be a good idea.
Right, it's the final Dogfight. Are we all feeling ready?
All right, then, guys, for the final time, here we go.
Adjust your straps. Calibrate your sights.
This is the Dogfight.
You're clear for takeoff.
Air Marshall and WASP airborne.
Thank you, Air Marshall.
I'd just like to take this opportunity, sir, to say,
it's been a true honour and a pleasure
to work alongside you throughout this series, sir.
Thank you. You are most definitely in the top ten
best commentators I have worked with.
Er, top ten?
OK, top 20.
Thank you, sir. So kind.
Here we are!
The final round of the final.
There can be only one winner. Who will it be?
For one of these two Aviators, a place in history beckons.
Finalists, stand by.
Good luck and may the best team win.
Q Rexx, launch in three,
Q Rexx are off.
That ten-second wait'll be excruciating
for the Suffolk Air Squad.
Q Rexx targeting systems engaged.
Suffolk Air Squad, launch.
Off go the SAS.
Suffolk Air Squad targeting systems engaged.
Q Rexx are already in position and can start targeting the SAS.
Wingdad Clive looking a touch tense there.
Both Wingmen firing furiously already.
Unable to make their advantage count,
Q Rexx and SAS now on a level playing field, so to speak.
So, on the last round, both Wingdads were pretty rapid
with the trigger fingers.
Looks like they're straight back into the groove again.
There are laser shots going everywhere.
Both teams have adopted the rapid changing in altitude tactics.
You go high, I go low.
They're back and forth.
Oof, get in there, Richard.
Look at that concentration.
Both hoping to catch their opponents with a laser shot.
On board with Q Rexx.
A miss again.
Oh, we've had a first hit.
We have, indeed.
That's a strike for Q Rexx and the SAS have lost their first life.
Three lives remaining.
Rapid fire here.
SAS have lost two.
So often happens, one strike followed by another.
Aviators starting to find their range.
I'm afraid Guy and Richard
are in the firing line right now.
Richard's not going to go down without a fight, though, is he?
-All go. It's all go here.
Now WASP doing his wiggle of approval.
He loves this.
My word, that was close.
Oh, the Air Marshall got those. Oh.
Yeah, Rach, the Air Marshall's been caught in an up-draft
and he caught the SAS.
Well, that could been an unwanted twist
to this already tense final Dogfight.
That's right. Remember, folks, this is the final.
Now, can the SAS protect those last two lives?
One life remains.
Guy needs to dig deep now,
whatever that means,
and get back in this contest.
Come on, Richard.
He's got nothing to look at and shoot.
Q Rexx trying to make the SAS extinct.
And they've done it.
My goodness. They've zapped them a final time.
Q Rexx are the first-ever champions.
Subject to the Air Marshall's confirmation, of course.
Bristol have their champions. Q Rexx. Clive and George.
What a duo.
Formidable stuff, fellas.
That was an epic, epic Dogfight.
You nearly went the full distance, time-wise. That was incredible.
Right, I think we know what happened,
but let's go to the Air Marshall for our final scores.
Dogfight scores confirmed.
A truly brave effort form the SAS.
The Suffolk Air Squad made it all the way to the final Dogfight,
but they were bettered on the day by Q Rexx, our champions.
So, the Air Marshall has confirmed that Q Rexx did win 4-0.
Congratulations, guys. Which means today's brilliant runners-up
were the SAS, the Suffolk Air Squad,
and, Guy, you get this amazing
Airmageddon runner-up trophy. Congratulations, guys.
Congratulations to the runners-up. That was great stuff. Great stuff.
But that means that you are the champions of Airmageddon.
Congratulations and there's something very special
waiting for you at the top of the crow's nest, all right?
Well, we'll be back soon with even more Airmageddon,
but until then, it's time for you guys to power down.
And for these guys to step up.