Still other B-17s were used to determine the airplane's vulnerabilities and to train German interceptor pilots in tactics.
Steve Minto, one of the interceptor pilots, was played by the noted British actor Steven Berkoff.
They were chasing down a deadly terrorist who could kill hundreds of people in one pass if the interceptor pilots didn't do their job.
But sir, in the heat of the fighting one of your interceptor pilots lost his head and mistook me for a Druuf.
Most interceptor pilots trained at Perrin, however, were later assigned to ADC.
To train an interceptor pilot took many years and nearly a million dollars.
"Yes," replied the interceptor pilot and division flight leader.
All three were wearing shoulder patches denoting varying degrees of skill as interceptor pilots.
The President said he remembered such a conversation, and that it reminded him of when he had been an interceptor pilot.
Fire Fox 97 - March, an Air Defence exercise during which low level sorties were flown to train interceptor pilots.