https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1489497 (1331 days ago)
 https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7203095 (17 days ago)
Read Marty Caidin's book instead. It's hard to put down, and contains a nice section concerning Jim Pruett's finishing school that makes you want to become a pilot yourself.
I find easier to imagine the characters in a book if I have seen someone portraying them before.
Actually, the full movie is not necessary, a trailer will do.