Dr Strangelove or etc etc. There's a stiff RAF officer played by Peter Sellers and crazed USAF B-52 nuclear bomber pilot played by Slim Pickens, later to be seen in the farting scene in Blazing Saddles. Fantastic.
The Sound Barrier. The fictional British attempt to break the sound barrier first. Not all survive it...
Angels One Five. Battle of Britain film with stiff upper lipped officers and daft inexperienced junior pilots. Septic is not a name you'd see on a Top Gun helmet that's for sure.
Reach for the Sky. Douglas Bader biopic with Kenneth More as the tin-legged reckless and much-loved war hero. One not just for Sunday afternoons.
Firefox. Clint Eastwood stealing a top secret Russian fighter jet. Clint might have been miscast but the plane has a voice-activated cockpit - it's the future!
The Right Stuff. Yes, you can tell they're models but who cares with Sam Shephard, Fred Ward, Dennis Quaid, Ed Harris et al from a Tom Wolfe book. Contains scenes of bravery and crewcut haircuts.
The Battle of Britain. Michael Caine, Susannah York, Spitfires, Spanish Heinkels, a great theme. And is in colour.
The Great Waldo Pepper. It's an American film from the 1970s and is actually about something, with incredible flying sequences including a couple of shocking moments.
633 Squadron. A brave mission, with many repeated shots of Mosquitos flying up Scottish glens. Can you spot the models being swung round on string? Magic
The Dam Busters - it's in black and white, it's got clipped accents, and it's got Lancasters, an un-PC dog and the best theme tune of all time.