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Welcome to Airmageddon.
Many aviators began the quest for glory,
but only eight have made it through to the semifinals.
Four of those sensational heat winners
enter the hallowed hangar once more.
The partnership of aviator and wingman
face three arduous airborne tasks.
One team will make it through to the semis, or should I say, survive!
So, all you drono-maniacs out there,
put your seats into the upright position,
put away your tray tables...
THIS, my friends, is Airmageddon!
Welcome to the first of our semifinals here on Airmageddon.
Yes, we're stepping up the competition with more challenges,
more difficulty, and probably more crashes.
Four teams have done amazingly well to get this far.
Each of them were victorious in their heat
and now they'll be facing each other for a place in our grand final.
-Yes, like boomerangs, they're back.
-So, let's meet our semifinalists.
Let's meet our aviators.
Yes, indeed, and here are our AIRMAZING semifinalists.
Leading the way, it's the Suffolk Air Squad, followed by Red Zumbido.
Next, it's Area 51.
And finally, the Girls Squad-Drone.
Welcome back, teams.
Well, whoever wins today will be flying into our finals
to play for this - the Airmageddon trophy.
Looks amazing, doesn't it?
And we have already met our semifinalists
who have definitely proved they can fly.
Yep, but now it's time for our PIG to fly them through
the new, improved and way more difficult Airsault Course.
This is going to be a real test. Come on, guys.
Well, if you thought the Airsault Course was hard,
it just got a whole lot harder.
Added to the course are the truly colossal Columns Of Control.
Then it's an old favourite - the Hurdles Of Horror -
made even more treacherous with the Letterboxes Of Luck.
And it's double trouble with the Pillars Of Precision times two.
PIG GRUNTS Then it's our old favourite,
the man-made natural phenomenon that is the Vortex.
Finally, another set of columns
before throttling across the finish line...in the best time.
So, we're flying a modified and far tougher course,
and to make it tougher still,
one of our resident drones will also be taking off and taking them on.
-It's the DRAGON.
The DRAGON. Heavy, hard and hot.
DRAGON's breath is so bad, just be glad you can see it
and not SMELL it.
First to tackle the upgraded
Airsault Course is Red Zumbido.
Spanish-loving Toby is at the throttle,
accompanied by wingman, padre, Hugh.
Toby made his WASP-like drone in his lab.
His dream is to become a robotics engineer.
Perhaps he created his perfect wingman?
I never saw him blink, eh, Hugh?
They were muy excelente in the heat,
smashing the Airsault Course in uno minuto, 26.
They were rapido through the slalom
and they were los magnificos against the bends drone in the Dogfight.
So, this is it. The semifinals.
You're here and you're about to fly. How are you feeling?
A bit nervous about the Letterbox, though.
That's going to be very tough. Are you up for it, wingman?
Yeah, I'm up for it, but I am actually really nervous again,
I can't believe it. But this guy, he's cool,
so I'll just back him up all the way.
Do it. And you're right to be nervous.
There's a lot at stake here.
Not that I want to pile any extra pressure on.
OK. Guys, let's do it.
Aviators, stand by.
Fire up your motors, rev up your rotors...
You're clear for takeoff.
It's the semifinals and this course is a whole lot tougher.
Not that Toby looks worried, or his cyborg sidekick dad.
-Red Zumbido, liftoff in three, two, one...
And these semifinals are vamos! Andale! Andale!
This is going to be tough, this assault course.
Tough is an understatement, Will!
Approaching the first new addition, the Columns Of Control.
Oh, through nicely as well.
Through the Letterbox. Bring it up a bit.
Yeah, nice chat from the wingborg there,
as they fly through the Letterbox.
What makes these so impossible
is they're not vertical.
Unlike the Pillars Of Precision, these are horizontal!
Oh, it's so tricky!
Bring it up high. Not too high.
A little drop of altitude... Now...
The double Pillars Of Precision, and he's quick, just like the heats.
Air Marshall struggling to keep up. Come on, sir!
-Red Zumbido are flying here.
OK. Coming down again. Steady, steady, steady.
Bring it back this way.
Cor, the opposite to Air Marshall! Keep your distance, chaps.
-Warning - stay on flight track.
Oh, Toby's off track!
Oh, that was a heavy touchdown.
Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. He flies through, up into the Vortex.
-Warning - incomplete flight path. Vortex missed.
Ooh, the Air Marshall signalling they've missed the Vortex!
I don't believe my eyes.
They clearly didn't fly UNDER the red markers,
meaning their flight path is incomplete.
Oh, they're carrying on, though, they haven't realised their mistake.
Stay clear, stay clear. Come back.
Well, they fly through the Columns Of Control all in vain.
DRAGON tries to force them back, they ignore,
throttle across the line!
-Airsault Course, incomplete.
Yes, indeed. Let's have a look at the replay...
Didn't go under the red markers...
Rookie mistake for the semifinals.
So it is the semifinals...
It is more difficult, we have made it more difficult.
-How did you find that?
-Uh, awful. Terrifying.
-And, Hugh, wingman...
..you thought that Toby was going a bit too fast, didn't you?
I did. I thought... I knew we had to do a good time
and I think we both had that in our...in our heads.
But, yeah, I said I should have slowed you down in the Vortex
because you just... you were almost unstoppable and...
my brain followed yours instead of being a good wingman
and holding you back, so...yeah.
Well, what a start.
Next up, it's Girls Squad-Drone.
This terrible twosome are fronted
by keen footballer, Phoebe.
Best friend Freya is her winglass.
What a sporty pair
and check this fella out.
Look at the back there, Freya's mum has written on,
"If we burn, you burn with us."
Sounds kind of scary to me.
In their heat they raced to the top of the Airsault leaderboard
and stayed top throughout.
They pipped the other teams to victory in The Drop...
..before destroying the drone hogs in the Dogfight, 4-0.
They really showed those boys how it's done. Can they do it again?
The Girls Squad-Drone, you are one step closer to the final.
-How does it feel, Phoebe?
-It's really exciting.
"Yeah, it's really exciting!" This is going to be easy, yeah?
-Is that how you're feeling about this?
No? Because I know you do get a little bit nervous.
Are you going to be able to be a little bit calmer this time, then?
I've got a good feeling about you two, all right?
So, fingers crossed, you don't let me down.
All right? Aviators, stand by.
If the girls perform like they did in the heats,
they have nothing to be nervous about.
The resident drones are set. So are the girls!
Here we go.
liftoff in three, two, one...
Up go the girls as Red Zumbido look on with Rach!
Hoping for a mistake, no doubt.
This seems much more sensible. A much more sensible pace.
DRAGON keeping a watchful eye on how things are going
through the Letterbox.
Yep, yep, yep. That's great.
He hates postmen, you know!
Air Marshall, he's able to keep up at least.
Come on, old boy.
-Slow! Remember there's a wall.
-Oh, yeah. Whoops, forgot about that!
If there's one thing in life I've learned,
it's not to forget about walls, especially flying drones!
Steady through the pillars...
You're fine, you're fine. Yep, you're through.
-Back of the net!
-Smooth as you like. OK.
Oh, Will's looking nervous.
Slowly, slowly, catch...ing lots of wind in the Vortex!
-No, no, no, no!
-You're fine, you're fine.
I don't know why we're turning, I can't turn it back round.
Great control there, Phoebe.
Top wing play.
Hello, it's the DRAGON!
He awaits them if they can get through this final set of columns.
The Air Marshall watching from his high position. They go low!
Watch out for the ground effects!
Hit the power!
She burns past her marker...
It's over the line - 2 minutes 47.
-They're in the lead.
-Airsault Course, complete.
Ooh! There was a moment of drama in the Vortex.
They held their nerve. Got past the DRAGON.
Well done, girls.
Girls, that was pretty good, wasn't it? Was it more difficult?
Yeah. I thought, em, just when we were coming to the Vortex,
I thought I was...done.
I thought... I thought... I thought I'd lost it!
But, Freya, you seemed to be giving
a lot of feedback out there to Phoebe.
What was kind of your tactics?
Make sure she knows what she's doing.
-Do you think...
-And you just kept talking to me as well.
-Was that helpful?
-Otherwise she flaps.
She gets distracted and goes...
Well, two epic runs so far and it's Girl Squad-Drone on top.
2 minutes 47, but down in the perilous drop zone,
it's Red Zumbido - DNF.
Drono no fenito.
Entering the Airena once more
is the Suffolk Air Squad.
The aviator and throttle-meister is Guy.
Alongside him, wingman Richard.
Well, check out the paint job on this, SAS.
We know what that stands for...
G-U-Y? Mm... No idea. Anyone?
D-A-D, I do know that - Defeat All Drones -
which is what they did in their heat.
And they powered their way through the Paintball Precision - just!
And how about in the Dogfight, Guy?
(I won! I won! Uh!)
You bet you did!
-How are YOU feeling?
-But I think everyone is.
You're right. Everyone is nervous and maybe they should be.
That's what your wingman's for. Any words of encouragement?
-He seems a bit nervous.
-I think we'll just be a bit more precision -
steady, slow but steady this time.
-Good, that's nice.
-The course is more difficult.
It's a heck of a lot more difficult.
All right, then, if you're ready... aviators, stand by.
Well, I think everybody's nervous, Will, including myself.
I bet even the DRAGON feels nerves.
-Suffolk Air Squad,
liftoff in three, two, one...
And the Air Marshall giving the signal to Suffolk Air Squad.
Could this be the fastest time or will the nerves
get the better of them?
-Right, I'm going through the bars...
..as far as I can.
Don't forget it's a race, Guy!
Ooh, nice, spot-on.
-Increase velocity. Pass speed dangerously slow.
Well, he might actually stay that slow
if he knew that Red Zumbido
failed to get through the course.
-Yeah. Good stuff, good stuff.
-Yeah! There we go.
-Yeah, you're clear.
-Right, I'm clear. I'm going through there.
Yes, indeed, Guy.
Now that's where you're meant to go, the perilous Pillars Of Precision.
On board with Guy
as he banks left...
-Right, here we go.
-That's it. Down through the Vortex.
Right, here we go, Vortex.
So, this is the bad boy.
A thousand miles an hour of wind if you multiplied it by ten.
That's right, the Vortex!
Oh, that's beautiful.
Oh, a thing of beauty indeed.
He just flew through that Vortex
like it wasn't there.
Watch out for the fireballs!
Oh, got to watch the DRAGON fireballs.
Ah, jinx! I already said that!
You can't say anything till I say your name, Guy. D'oh!
Just the control columns to navigate...
Flight path under the DRAGON, across the line...
-Airsault Course, complete.
Not even the fireball-producing DRAGON could stop Guy
getting across the line in what was a very measured flight.
How was it out there for you?
Oh, it was scary, definitely, cos I didn't really know,
like, the best way to do it because, like, you only get one shot
and you can't really plan...
You can plan it, but not as well.
-And did your wingman, did he help you out?
Ah, just a few words of encouragement.
Steady, you know, slow but steady. Precision flying this time.
Sound advice from Dad.
They may have been slow at the start,
but the SAS produced a great time - 2 minutes 30, topping the table
ahead of Girls Squad-Drone, and look down the bottom at Zumbido - DNF.
Final semifinalists are Area 51.
is the identified flying aviator.
Wingman dad, Michael, alongside.
Some say Area 51
is a hotbed of alien activity.
This UFO-inspired drone comes with a shocking red hairpiece.
Let's just hope it moves faster than a toupee in a Vortex!
In his heat, Brandon's Airsault Course lap was rather resplendent.
The Barrage Balloons, he was pin-poppling splendiferous!
We got it.
And against the Master Hawks in the Dogfight, particularly pugnacious.
Can he keep his sangfroid in the semis?
Up next, Area 51. Brandon and Michael.
Brandon, you're a man of few words, but many skills.
-How are you feeling?
Good, see? One word, that's all he needs.
Michael, this particular challenge, I think, is really, really important
for communication between wingman and aviator.
-Have you kind of got your head around it?
We're looking for control, composure and concentration.
-The three Cs, wow.
You can't write that stuff.
All right, then, are you ready? Aviators, stand by.
Well, let's see if they can keep their cool
when they pass El Diablo.
Old "jalapeno breath" himself.
liftoff in three, two, one...
Here we go.
Holy hot tamale! They're up and away, destiny in their own hands.
Ooh! Nearly crashed in the first gate!
Oof! It was tight, wasn't it, Will?
We want to go through the Letterbox, OK?
Keep your height right.
Sensible advice. Beautiful flying.
Under, up and through...
Post it, first class!
Excellent. Really good, Bran, really good.
Really, really, REALLY good.
Good. Now, what's next?
The Spotlights Of Doom.
No, no, no - the Pillars Of Precision.
This is confident flying. Very confident flying from Brandon.
Oh, look at the beautiful colours everywhere.
Yes, reminds me of a skyline in Sardinia.
See where there's a hangar in Hemel Hempstead.
Anyway, they're through the vicious Vortex, vanquished it, even.
Another DRAGON awaits...
Out of the frying pan, into the fire!
It's OK, we're going to go through the pillars.
Look how cool Dad is.
Him and Brandon are like a couple of ice cubes.
Well, let's take another look at the replay.
Boom, boom, shake the room. These guys had the moves.
Old DRAGON... he drags on a bit, doesn't he?
-Final timings, confirmed.
So the Airsault leaderboard, or the AL, as I like to call it.
A 51 - 1 minute 50. The SAS - 2 minutes 30.
GSD - 2 minutes 47.
And down the bottom - DNF - it's RZ.
Hope I'm not going OTT, but you know me!
I wrote down your key words... Composure - check.
Concentration - check.
-Control - check.
-You did it. How did that feel?
-Good. Really good.
Really good? Brilliant. How was that for you?
He did a great job and I'm really proud of him.
-We know what that means for you guys, don't we?
You've been fabulous. How was the semifinals for you?
Er, terrifying, but fun.
Terrifying and fun, and you got here, which was a great achievement,
Toby, so I really want to say congratulations.
Guys, give them - Toby and Hugh, Red Zumbidos - a round of applause.
That does mean, though, unfortunately,
you guys are grounded.
Well, they did amazingly to make it to the semifinals,
but a place in the finals has eluded them.
For them, it's a shame.
For three of our teams, they're still in the game.
Tell them what they'll be playing, PIG.
Well, it's not PIG, it's actually ME who's going to tell you!
PIG does the flying.
Take three advanced unmanned aerial vehicles,
attach huge wrecking balls to them,
add some giant walls of bricks and you have...Wall Busters!
The two teams that smash 'em down the quickest go on to the Dogfight.
Our drones have been recharged, rotors re-oiled
and wrecking balls have been attached.
Miley Cyrus is nowhere to be seen, so that can only mean one thing -
these guys are going to be knocking down some walls.
Area 51, Brandon.
So, you guys are named after a place that's known
for its unidentified flying objects,
but have you guys identified any strengths that you have as a team
that you reckon's going to get you through this challenge?
-Yeah, we're going to keep it nice and tight.
Work close to the wall, minimal strokes and...
we're going to do a good job.
Excellent stuff, OK. The Girls Squad-Drone.
How are you guys feeling because, you know,
you're the only girls left in the competition?
You're kind of flying the flag for women all over the world, really.
Are you excited about that?
Yeah, I am quite excited, but it puts quite a lot of pressure.
Does it? How are you handling the pressure, Freya?
-Yeah? And you're enjoying yourself?
-Excellent. OK, it's the SAS.
So, Guy, have you got any tactics for getting through,
but you can whisper them in my ear
because you don't want the others to hear.
(Hit 'em as hard as I can.?
(Did you hear that?
(He's going to hit them as hard as he can.)
-They totally didn't hear that!
-WILL AND GUY LAUGH
All right, it sounds to me like you all want to get going.
So, aviators, stand by.
Well, I have to say, I am looking forward to this one.
Drones with wrecking balls, what could possibly go wrong?
Well, thank goodness the WASP hasn't got one.
Over to you, Air Marshall.
-Aviators, prepare to smash.
Liftoff in three, two, one...
Normally we discourage teams from flying into walls, but not today!
On board with the SAS.
Boof! Great hit!
Girl Squad-Drone coming in now... Two in one go, marvellous.
Focused look on Brandon's face. Is he perturbed?
No, he's not. Nicely controlled hit there.
Oh, and he knocks more off on the way back.
And the Greens get more...
Now, Area 51 again...
They miss. Oh, my goodness,
he's clipped a rotor!
We have a UFO!
-An unflying object!
Poor old Brandon.
-Rotor damaged - drone unrecoverable.
You heard it from the boss, "Drone unrecoverable".
That's got to hurt, if it had nerves.
Maybe one day it will, AI and all that.
Maybe season three.
So just two teams left fighting for that five-second advantage.
And it begs the age-old question...
And again, on my side, one.
..just WHO can knock down the most bricks in the quickest time
with a ball dangling from a drone?
This guy's ready to dish out pain too!
He dishes out more pain than a handful of nasty nettles!
Greens on 14, Blues on 11.
-Ho-ho, look at that!
-Little bit of rotor action there.
-Oh, you're still going.
Let's see that one again.
Uh, like watching a master at work. Magnificent.
Ah! Look at the scores, 15 apiece.
Which way will it go?
Just who will get the five-second advantage in the Dogfight?
Oops! That was a bit low.
I can't watch. I shan't watch.
I refuse to watch... or wear one, even,
and I need to know the time.
But enough about me, 18 bricks is all you need.
Two bricks each, two bricks each.
That's right, Will.
This is smashtastic, and there's one right there!
The SAS, one to go! Smashalicious. Neck and neck.
Oh, they've each got one brick left! This is so close.
I mean, just so close indeed, they're equal,
but here comes the Greens.
They think it's all over. It is! It is all over.
Doesn't matter, Blues, you were too late.
The Greens did it. Hoo-hah!
-Game over. All drones land.
Well, golly gosh, who would have thought Area 51
were the ones to drop out, leaving Guy and Phoebe
to smash their way to the Dogfight?
-Smashing - scores verified.
So, the SAS are on top with 18 and GSD, well, they did 18 too,
but the SAS did it first.
As for Area 51, seven points, they are G-R-O-U-N-D-E-D...
OK, I think, as we could see, the yellow team,
you guys, Area 51, did crash out and, sadly,
that means you came third in this challenge and you're grounded.
I'm sorry, mate, but you did really well to get this far.
Give 'em a big round of applause, OK?
You guys, you're both through,
and the team going through with a time advantage is the SAS.
Great stuff. Congratulations to both of you.
I'll see you in the Dogfight.
The end of the semifinal hurtles towards us
like a WASP in attack mode, but first, our two finalists
have to get each other in their sights
with our advanced targeting system.
This is for a place in the final.
There's everything to play for. This is the Dogfight.
Time for the toughest showdown in the skies. It's the Dogfight.
Here to show us how it's done is the notorious PIG and WASP.
Armed with the most recent laser technologies, the aviators
must zap away at their opponent's sensors in the flaming combat zone.
Four hits is all it takes to become master of the skies!
And book a place in the final.
So, our two teams are ready to battle it out
metres above the Airena floor.
Only one of them can be victorious.
Only one of them can fly through to the grand final.
And to help keep them in check,
one of our resident drones will be joining them out there.
Let's find out which one.
-It's the GUARD.
Doing the Dogfight duties is GUARD. Big, bulky, brutal!
He's certainly not to be messed with.
Stray too far and he'll elbow you back into the combat zone,
if he had elbows!
OK, guys, remember, if you stray into the no-fly zones,
our resident drones may engage.
And that is not something we advise.
Right, have you got anything you want to say to your opponents?
Good luck, guys. We hope you do well.
And we hope you do well, too, but we'll do better.
-WILL AND RACHEL:
-Fighting talk before the Dogfight,
that's probably the right thing.
OK, guys, for the final time today, stand by!
Well, goodness me, it doesn't get any bigger than this.
The crowd roars. A place in the final at stake.
Air Marshall watching on.
Two nervous young pilots.
So much at stake.
-Suffolk Air Squad, liftoff in three, two, one...
BUZZER And here we go.
The Suffolk Air Squad are up and away.
-Girl Squad-Drone, liftoff.
That five-second advantage
certainly does help.
Now, on board with the Blues. They too are engaged.
-Blue team, lasers activated.
Button, watch that button.
And getting orders there,
the wingman, to hit the button a bit more.
I can see the Air Marshall keeping a close eye on this.
-Now the Greens have been hit!
Oh, it's hideous!
Look at the smoke billowing!
Green team, three lives remain.
Must be so difficult
to concentrate now for the Greens.
Stay in the arena, mate. Stay in the arena.
What is Guy going to do?
You go high, I go low,
-and they've hit him again! AIR MARSHALL:
-two lives remain.
-Strike. Blue team, three lives remain.
And look at the replay there.
As the Greens drop, the Blues hit them.
On board with Girls Squad-Drone, aviator Phoebe.
-Strike. Green team, one life remains.
And, oh, they've been hit. Tit-for-tat.
-Strike. Blue team, two lives remain.
But then back to the Greens!
Just one left for this "Guy".
Big pressure on the Greens here.
It's never been tighter in a Dogfight.
The Greens...and they've hit!
My goodness, it's one apiece to go.
-Strike. Blue team, one life remains.
Bobbing up and down on them as we see the replay there.
They got tagged.
The aerial acrobatics are unbelievable!
-What? Are they allowed...
So finely poised now. One apiece.
-Control your flying.
It's knuckle-biting stuff!
It's like ballet without all the twinkly toes.
Great flying, mate. Great flying.
It's absolutely balletic with...zapping!
On board with the Greens.
Oh, they've got the Blues! What a comeback!
-Strike. Blue team, zero lives remain.
Let's have a look at the replay...
Just more zappage. That was the key. The Greens, victory!
-A real surprise as well.
-Semifinal results, confirmed.
SAS 1, Girls Squad-Drone 0.
Sounds like a dull football game, but it was anything but!
Wow, congratulations, guys.
It does mean, Girls Squad-Drone, you are today's runners-up,
but you have been so fabulous.
How was it out there?
It was really good, I really enjoyed it.
-Freya, you're clapping away.
-That was really fun.
Really, really fun.
Guys, thank you so much for being such great competitors,
but I do have to say...
you are grounded.
Well done, though. Well done to them.
They've been brilliant, but that means that the winners today,
going through to the final of Airmageddon, it's SAS!
-Well done, Guy.
-Well done, Richard. How do you feel?
Yeah? You can barely believe it!
-AIRMAZING, there we go.
This guy's... He's been a joker from the start.
Well done. Well done.
We will see you guys in the final as well.
But for now, it's time to power down.
And for these lot - to step up.
-Airmageddon, power down.